The panoramic beauty of the picturesque Haryana is accentuated by its diverse flora and fauna. Here is a look at some of the very best that this state has to offer in terms of parks and recreation.
Best and Beautiful Parks in Haryana with Images:
Let we have to look at the top Parks in Haryana.
1. Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary:
The best of the wildlife reserves in this state is located on the Delhi – Jaipur expressway. Founded by India’s legendary ornithologist, Dr Salim Ali, This reserve is said to host a host of species of migratory birds sharing space with the avifauna which considers it as their local habitat.
A stretch of marshy land has been remodelled into a water body, called Sultanpur Lake, where organisms like fish and insects thrive during monsoons and floods. This attracts migratory birds from as far away as Europe and Siberia. Over time the count of species has gone up to roughly 100 regulars. Amongst these there are:
- Ruddy shelducks,
- Bar-headed geese,
- Red-wattled lapwings,
- Demoiselle cranes, etc. to name a few.
The park includes different types of fauna which include a diverse variety of mammals including
- Indian porcupine,
- Leopard and
- Four-horned antelope.
The best time to enjoy the beautiful spectacle of avifauna is November to March, where the pleasant winter atmosphere is perfect for both the visiting birds and nature lovers alike. There are watch towers, hideouts and a museum for those keen bird watchers who take their hobby seriously.
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2. Saraswati Wild Life Sanctuary:
Also referred to as the Seonsar Forest it is a sanctuary that encompasses portions of the Kurukshetra and Kaithal districts of Haryana. The woods are dense and are the natural habitat of
- Blue Peafowl,
- Rufous Treepie,
- Greater Coucal,
- Indian Grey Hornbill,
- Coppersmith Barbet and
- A chatter of mischievous monkeys.
This is a great place to drive up via the National Highway and lose your worries to the beautiful sights and sounds of nature.
3. Kalesar National Park:
Covered in dense Sal groves the Kalesar Forest adorns the foothills of Sivalik ranges of mighty Himalayan Mountain Range. It falls under the Yamunanagar district of Haryana and shares the boundaries with three adjoining states of Himachal Pradesh, Uttranchal and Uttar Pradesh. Owing to this close vicinity, the place is well connected by road and railways.
This place is rich in bio-diversity and that is evident from the presence of numerous medicinal plants. It houses quite a few endangered mammals and reptiles. It also occasionally plays host to the Tigers and Elephants who visit from Rajaji National Park. They also provide shelter to 10-12 leopards in their Protected Area.
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4. Chandigarh Gardens:
Chandigarh is known for its host of beautifully planned gardens such as Smriti Upvan, Garden of Fragrance, Shanti Kunj, Sukhna Lake Gardens and Dr Zakir Hussain Rose Garden. They are homes to thousands of rare species of fragrant flowering plants and medicinal plants. The Garden festivals are a major draw in this city.
The most unique rock garden of Chandigarh is made entirely of recycled industrial waste.
5. Pinjore Yadavindra Gardens:
Built by the Patiala Dynasty Rulers this picturesque garden was designed by the Nawab Fidai Khan in line with the Mughal style. Every year since 2006 there is a Pinjore festival that brings in the best talents from all over the nation.
6. Panchkula Cactus Garden:
It is Asia’s biggest cacti garden devoted to rare species covering more than 3500 varieties. Bonsai collection of succulents and non-succulent plants is also very remarkable.
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7. Zoological Gardens:
• Rohtak Zoo is the mini zoo in Haryana that is home to a host of animals and is serious about wildlife conservation.
• Chandigarh Chattbir Zoo lion safari and the Royal Bengal tiger is the pride of this Chandigarh based zoo.