Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary, a prime location in North India for the migratory birds from all over the world. This place is ideal for the bird watchers and best visited in winters when a large number of migratory birds come here from various places in the world. It is spread over the humongous area of 143 hectares.
It is a protected area where over 250 species of birds have been sighted. Some of them are resident while others come from distant regions like Siberia, Europe, and Afghanistan. Sultanpur has the typical North Indian climate of harsh summers (up to 46 Degree C) and cold winters (Low of up to 0 Degree C). Rainy season is short, from July to the end of August.
Some of the resident birds are:
- Common Hoopoe
- Paddyfield pipit
- Purple sunbird
- Little cormorant
- Eurasian thick-knee
- Gray francolin and Black francolin
- Indian roller
- White-throated kingfisher
- Spot-billed duck
- Painted stork
- White ibis and Black-headed ibis
- Little egret, Great egret, and Cattle egret
- India crested lark
History – Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary
Every year over a hundred migratory bird species visits here to feed. In winter, the sanctuary provides is a panorama of migratory birds such as
- Siberian crane
- Greater flamingo
- Black-winged stilt
- Common teal
- Common greenshank
- Northern pintail
- Yellow wagtail
- White wagtail
- Northern shoveller
- Rosy pelican
- Spot-billed pelican
- Wood sandpiper & Spotted sandpiper
- Eurasian wigeon
- Black-tailed godwit
- Spotted redshank
- Long-billed pipit
Group Of Painted Stork In trees
Painted Stork In Air
How To Reach – Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary
Nearest Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi- 35 km. Take taxi/bus from the airport.
Nearest railway station: Garhi Harsaru on Delhi- Rewari Railway line.
Metro station: Take Metro from New Delhi to Huda City Centre Gurgaon and make arrangement for local conveyance from there.
All days of the week except Tuesday.
Timing: 7am till 4:30pm
Best season to visit:December to February