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Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary

Overview
Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary: A Bird Watcher’s Paradise

Sultanpur Bird SanctuaryIndia is a loving nation. It welcomes all its visitors wholeheartedly and with a great amount of warmth. Its visitors list also includes innumerable migratory birds that come here every year to enjoy their winter break!

Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary is a popular sanctuary located in Gurgaon district of Haryana. It was established in 1971 and was recognised as a National Parkin 1991. It is named after the famous Rajput Chauhan Sultan Singh, descendant of Harsh Dev Chauhan. Birds from Siberia, Afghanistan and Europe visit it every year.

As a sanctuary, it was noted by Peter Jackson, famous ornithologist who wrote to then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi to declare ‘Sultanpur Jheel’ a bird sanctuary in 1971. The park is a popular picnic spot for the nearby residents and is worth-visiting especially during winters when flocks of birds visit here from all around the globe.

Four watch towers have been located at different points for the ease of bird watching. Additional parking facilities and hygienic toilets are also available for the tourists. The Educational Interpretation Centre has been established here to offer proper guidance to the tourist visiting the place.

Following are the main tourist attractions of Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary

Flora
The park is en-wrapped in lush green beauty and adorned with cluster of Bougainvillea flowers. The government is still in the process of park's beautification by digging tube wells, widening the paths and increasing the area of vegetation.

Attractions of Sultanpur Bird SanctuaryBirds
The park is a home to more than 450 species of resident and migratory birds coming from Afghanistan, Europe and Siberia. Residents birds include birds like common hoopoe, purple sunbird, little cormorant, Indian cormorant, gray francolin, lack francolin, Indian roller, black-necked stork, white ibis, common mynah and green bee-eater.
While the migratory birds who visit here are Siberian crane, great flamingo, grey heron, wood sandpiper, comb duck, blue-cheeked-bee-eater, white wagtail, yellow wagtail etc. The blue-cheeked-bee-eater is a near-passerine bird that mostly breeds in North Africa.

Wildlife
Apart from the large varieties of birds found here, the park also homes animals like Nilgai and black buck.


Nearby attractions from Sultanpur National Park
Gurgaon (15km), Damdama Lake (40km), and Delhi (46km) are some of the nearby tourist destinations to visit.

TimingSultanpur Bird Sanctuary sightseeing
The Park is open from 9:00Am to 4:30Pm on all days except Tuesday. November is the most preferred season to visit when large number of birds can be spotted.


How to Reach
Indira Gandhi International Airport is the closest airport to reach the destination. One can also reach at the Gurgaon Railway station (15km) through railway commutation. Then, accordingly one can choose to travel by cabs or taxis to reach this sanctuary.


In a nutshell, Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary sightseeing is a perfect destination for travellers who love to sit in peace and praise the creativity and art of God.



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