Sultanpur National Park

Location : Sultanpur, Haryana
Nearest Access : Gurgaon & Delhi
Main Wildlife Found : Migratory Birds, Kingfishers, Blue Bulls
Coverage Area : 359 acres

Sultanpur National Park is a famous Bird Sanctuary or Reserve with a picturesque lake called Sultanpur Lake. It is located in the district of Gurgaon in the state of Haryana. It is just 15 km from Gurgaon and 46 km from Delhi. As a bird sanctuary is was declared in 1972. In 1998 the bird sanctuary was declared as one of the National Parks of India. The Sultanpur National Park is a very ideal place for bird watching. Here people can see both resident birds and migratory birds. Apart from bird watching the park is also a popular picnic spot for residents of Delhi NCR. During the winter seasons thousands of migratory birds from across the globe visit this park.

Flora in Sultanpur National Park
Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary & National Park is enclosed with tropical and dry deciduous forests, containing mainly of babul, savannah grasses, Acacia nilotica, Acacia tortilis, Jamun, Berberis, Neem and banyans. The fertile grounds of the park are covered with lawns, trees, shrubs and plenty of bougainvilleas.

Fauna in Sultanpur National Park
Resident Birds: Common Hoopoe, Common Spoonbill, Common Mynah, Bank Mynah, Spot Bill, Grey Francolin, Black Francolin, Painted Stork, Black-necked Stork, Paddy Field Pipit, Rose-Ringed Parakeet, Black-headed ibis, White Ibis, Little Egret, Great Egret, Cattle Egret, Purple Sunbird, Indian Cormorant, White-throated Kingfisher, Red-vented Bulbul, Shikra, Red-wattled Lapwing, Laughing Dove, Red-collared Dove, Eurasian Collared Dove, Little Cormorant, Indian Roller, Crested Lark, Magpie Robin, Greater Coucal, Weaver Bird, Green Bee-eater, Spotted Owlet, Rock Pigeon, etc.

Migratory Birds: Migratory birds coming to this national park in winter are Siberian Crane, Spotted Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, Spot-billed Pelican, Rosy Pelican, White Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail, Greater Flamingo, Black-winged Stilt, Ruff, Common Greenshank, Common Teal, Northern Pintail, Northern Shoveler, Gadwall, Eurasian Wigeon, Starling, Blue-throat & Long-tailed Pipit, Spotted Redshank, Black-tailed Godwit, etc. About 11 species of migratory birds also visit this park during summer.

Some of them are Asian Koel, Comb Duck, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater, Blue-tailed Bea-eater, Cuckoos, Black-crowned Night Heron, Grey Heron, Eurasian Golden Oriole, etc.
Animals found in the park: Apart from birds there are also several species of animals can be seen in the park. Major wildlife can been seen in the park are Blue Bull, Black Buck, Striped Hyena, Four-horned Antelope, Mongoose, Wild Pig, Wild Hog, Wild Dog, Wild Cat, India Porcupine, Hog Deer, Sambar, Leopard, etc.

Other Attractions in Sultanpur
Sultanpur Lake: It is a picturesque lake around which the Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary & National Park has been created. It is a favorite picnic spot for residents of Delhi NCR. People can enjoy boating on the lake of Sultanpur. There are good numbers of reptiles in and alongside the lake which attract migratory birds during winter.

Best Time to Visit Sultanpur
Winter is the ideal time to visit Sultanpur National Park, because it is the main period for migratory birds.

How to Get There :-
Air: The neared Airport in Delhi (46 km).
Rail: The nearest Railway Station is Delhi (46 km).
Road: Buses and taxis are easily available from Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida, Faridabad, and Ghaziabad.