Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary is the perfect place for those people who love and has a passion for birds or wildlife. One can find exotic species at the Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary during its peak times such as Purple Sunbird, Little Cormorant, Eurasian, Gray Francolin, Black Francolin, White-throated Kingfisher, Spot-billed Duck and Painted Stork among others.
Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary is founded by the birdman himself Dr Salim Ali. Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary has been declared as National park by Haryana Government.
Its located at a distance at 40 km Dhaula Kuan in Delhi and 15 km from Gurgaon on the Gurgaon – Farukh Nagar Road of 46 km from Delhi & it is also known as Sultanpur National Park. There are hideouts, watchtowers and a museum of sorts for those who are keen to study.
Approx 250 species of birds are found at Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary. Some of them are resident, while others come from the other regions like Siberia, Europe and Afghanistan.
If you want to cover the whole Sultanpur bird sanctuary by walking then it would take you around 1 hour 30 minutes.
Types of Fauna at Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary
Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary opening month is from Oct to March only and remains closed from April to Sep. Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary best time to visit is from October to February.
Here is the list of types of birds that you can capture during its opening time:
Name of some of the resident birds
Common Hoopoe, Paddyfield Pipit, Purple Sunbird, Little Cormorant, Eurasian Thick-knee, Gray Francolin, Black Francolin, Indian Roller, White-throated Kingfisher, Spot-billed Duck, Painted Stork, White Ibis, Black-headed Ibis, Little Egret, Great Egret, Cattle Egret, India Crested Lark, Red-vented Bulbul, Rose-ringed Parakeet, Red-wattled Lapwing, Shikra, Eurasian collared Dove, Red-collared Dove, Laughing Dove, Spotted Owlet, Rock Pigeon, Magpie Robin, Greater Coucal, Weaver Bird, Bank Mynah, Common Mynah and Green Bee Eater.
Name of some of the migrated birds
Every year more than 100 migratory bird species arrive at Sultanpur in search of feeding grounds and to pass the winter. In winter it provides a picturesque panorama of migratory birds such as Siberian Cranes, Greater Flamingo, Ruff, Black-winged Stilt, Common Teal, Common Greenshank, Northern Pintail, Yellow Wagtail, White Wagtail, Northern Shoveler, Rosy Pelican, Gadwall, Wood Sandpiper, Spotted Sandpiper, Eurasian Wigeon, Black-tailed Godwit, Spotted Redshank, Starling, Bluethroat and Long-billed Pipit. Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary has birds in summer too, about 11 species of migratory birds such as Asian Koel, Black-crowned Night Heron, Eurasian Golden Oriole, Comb duck, Blue-cheeked, Blue-tailed Bee-Eater and Cuckoos come here.
Besides the birds, one can have a glance of Neelgai (Blue Bull) and Black Buck too.
Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary looks like…
Facilities at Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary
Facilities by the Sultanpur National Park include 4 watchtowers, a guest house, an education and interpretation centre, a small library and the option of renting binoculars for bird watching. You can also hire local guards to help you in sighting and recognising birds.
Haryana Govt runs a tourist lodge Rosy Pelican Guest House that is equipped with all the basic facilities. Also, it has a bar, restaurants, cottages for the guests.
Other than this, Sultanpur Lake is a perfect spot which has been developed by the bird sanctuary itself. This can be a good picnic spot for people.
How to reach Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary
Address: Gurgaon Farukh Nagar Rd, Sultanpur, Gurugram, Haryana 122006
By Rail: Nearest railway station is Gurgaon railway station, about 15 Km from the Sultanpur National Park. Gurgaon railway station is well connected by road to the sanctuary.
By Road: Its is well connected to Major Cities and Places by road network. There are a number of both government and privately operated vehicles that go to the sanctuary at frequent intervals.
Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary closed the day is Tuesday.
Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary official website: http://sultanpurbirdsanctuary.com/