One of the most beautiful parks in Haryana is Sultanpur Park, which was formerly known as Sultanpur Aviary, which lies in the Gurgaon district of Haryana, in the Sultanpur region, hence its name. Wildlife Tour Packages in India,Customized Wildlife tours in India with Namaskar India Tour. It lies 40 km from Dhaula Kuan and only 15 km from Gurgaon, the capital’s economic centre, on the Gurgaon – Farukh Nagar road, it is the most favourite spot for bird-watchers from all over the world and therefore for ornithologists.
With its tropical climate, winters are very cold and summers are very hot when the number of birds is low. It is very pleasant to experience the monsoons here, which start in July and continue until September. While the tourists prefer winters to visit this sanctuary, it is here that the largest number of migratory species in the region are found.
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It was named in honour of Dev Chauhan’s descendant, Sultan Singh, who occupied as many villages as possible through his acts of chivalry. In the colonial era, this was the most important land in the region and proved to be the most commercially important place, especially for salt production in the area.
Beyond the political history, however, the world as a sanctuary was first noticed by an ornithologist and Honorary Secretary of the Delhi Bird Watching Society, Mr Peter Jackson. A letter he wrote to India’s Prime Minister Gandhi in 1970 demanded that the world be declared an aviary. In response to this letter, the Prime Minister instructed the Chief Minister of Haryana to monitor the world of Sultanpur Lake. Subsequently, in 1972, the Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary was established and twenty years later, the world was turned into a park in 1989. Encompassing an area of 1.43 km2 to accommodate more than 250 species of birds, the world is now artificially revived using the water of the Yamna River to maintain migratory counts of bird species.
Furthermore, the park is named “Dr Salim Ali’s Aviary” in honour of this famous Indian ornithologist and naturalist to pay tribute to his various efforts in nature conservation.
Where do I get there?
Situated 45 km from Delhi, at the IGI airport, tourists can get rid of their boats and enter the sanctuary in 20 minutes.
The nearest station for birdwatchers who want to capture the huge species of birdlife is New Delhi Station.
From Delhi, there are bus services from Delhi to Gurgaon (15 km). Taxis can be rented in Gurgaon to go to Sultanpur National Park. However, buses tend to be crowded most of the time.
The Wildlife in Sultanpur Region
This is the lushest area that attracts about 250-300 species of bird life and all this in winter to form a more lively and enjoyable world. It is home to a number of resident and migratory bird species found in the area:
Hoopoe, Purple Sunbird, Black Francolin, Little Cormorant, Indian Cormorant, Rice Pipit, Platalea leucorodia, Grey Francolin, Indian Scroll, White-throated Kingfisher, Spotbill, Painted Stork, Police Bird, White Ibis, Black-headed Ibis, Great Egret, Bubulcus ibis, Crested Lark, Red-bellied Bulbul, Collared Parakeet, Weaver, Common Robin, Red-throated Robin, Ruffed Lapwing, Little Egret, Shikra, Collared Dove, Laughing Dove, Spotted Owl, Rock Dove, Common Mynah, Great Coucal, Bench Mynah and Green Bee-eater
Many species of migratory birds come here every year during the monsoons and winters in search of shelter and food. Especially during the high season, the aroma of the sanctuary is transformed into a real treat by the presence of migratory birds such as the Siberian crane, flamingo, winter teal, jaguar, Himantopus himantopus, pintail duck, white wagtail, Northern Shoveler, Yellow Wagtail, Pink Pelican, Slender-billed Pelican, Parasite, Common Sandpiper, Actitis macularia, Piping Duck, Black-tailed Godwit, Spotted Sandpiper, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater, Starling, Blue-throated Sandpiper and Long-billed Pipit. Summers make the sanctuary more colourful with about 11 species of migratory birds such as the Asian Koel, Black-crowned Night Crow, Blue-tailed Bee-eater, Indian Oriolus oriolus, Grey Heron, Comb Duck and Cuckoos.
Alongside these large bird species, mammals such as the nilgai and black deer are also present.
Flora of the Sultanpur Aviary
Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary: There is tropical as well as arid nature in this park and therefore the vegetation includes grasses, dhok, khair, tendu, ber, Jamun, banyan, neem, berberis, Acacia nilotica and Acacia tortilis.
Sightseeing spots near the Sultanpur Aviary
Located 45 km from the world, Delhi, the capital city, is the most important place to attract tourists. It offers people a choice of Mughal architectural wonders such as the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Qutub Minar and other attractions such as Chandni Chowk, Lotus Temple, Akshardham Temple while strolling through the city’s major infrastructure and the bustling life of the metro.
Jaipur – The capital city of Rajasthan, Jaipur is 238 km from the park and is the simplest of the wonderful countries for tourism in India. Experience the colourful culture and thus the ancient legend of Rajputana lives in gigantic Havelis, palaces, museums and forts. The City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort, Jal Mahal, Alber Hall Museum attract huge tourists a year for an excellent tour of India.
Agra – the land of the Taj Mahal, Agra is the famous city located only 251.9 km from the park to travel to the world-famous Taj Mahal in the company of other Mughal architectural surprises including Red Fort, Moti Masjid, Fatehpur Sikri and many others.
The ideal time of the year is from September to March when ornithologists and therefore bird lovers can make a safe visit to this area where safari is not possible but where the tourist can enjoy the entrance to nature during the day. While the park is open all over the world, people can picnic here and spend some lucrative time.