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Sultanpur, Haryana

 


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A short drive from the Gurgaon and less than 50 kms southwest of New Delhi lies Sultanpur Lake National Park in Haryana, India. This 4 sq.km wetland, grassland and acacia woodland attracts migrants and water birds. The local woodland birds are also abundant in this safe haven.

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Oriental Honey-buzzard                                  Eurasian Marsh Harrier

Sultanpur is a popular destination for tourists, bird-watchers and local visitors. 

Sultanpur is scenic, well managed and easily accessible. It does attract noisy holiday crowds and that somehow impacts the overall experience. I guess the collections contribute to the upkeep, and that may be an acceptable trade-off.

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BIRD IMAGES

Yellow-crowned Woodpecker
Collared Scops Owl
Eurasian Thick-Knee
Ruff
Black-winged Stilt
Yellow-wattled Lapwing
White-tailed Lapwing
Sarus Crane
Eurasian Marsh Harrier
Imperial Eagle
Common Kestrel
Bay-backed Shrike
Southern Grey Shrike
Rufous-tailed Shrike
Common Woodshrike
Long-tailed Minivet
Red-breasted Flycatcher
Pied Bushchat
Pied Bushchat (f)
Eastern Orphean Warbler
Large Grey Babbler

Indian Bushlark
Crested Lark
Paddyfield Pipit
Tawny Pipit


How to reach: Sultanpur is easily accessed from Gurgaon city and is a bare 30 minute drive  on the road to Farrukhnagar.
Distance from New Delhi : 45-50  kms. Travel on NH8 and take a diagonal right to Gurgaon city from the Mehrauli Gurgaon Road and NH8 crossing. Take the Basai road towards Farrukhnagar. The Park is on your left.

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Key Details:
Area : 300 acres
Contact Person: Divisional Inspector of Wildlife, Sultanpur Lake National Park, VPO Sultanpur, Gurgaon (Haryana)

Sultanpur has a Tourist complex ( Rosy Pelican) where you can catch a quick bite or stay over.

Best time: The winter months (October to February). Early mornings (7.30 am) and late evenings (4.30 pm onwards) are the best time (s) of the day.

Sumit K Sen
Kolkata, India

   
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