Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary – Haryana

Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary – Haryana

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.

Welcome to Sultanpur National Park

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.

Bird in Sultanpur National Park

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

Bird in Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary

History – Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary

For over one hundred year now, Sultanpur Jheel has been attracting birds. But it was only in 1969, at the Conference of the International Union of Conservation of nature and Natural resources (IUCN) in New Delhi, that the potential of this wetland was highlighted in official quarters. Peter Jackson of the IUCN, together with the late Prime Minister Mrs. Indira Gandhi were instrumental in this regard and consequently on April 2, 1971, the Jheel (an area of 1.21 sq. Km.) was accorded Sanctuary status under section 8 of the Punjab Wildlife Preservation Act of 1959. The status of the park was upgraded to National Park under Section 35 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 on July 5th, 1991. Simultaneously the area was increased to 1.42 sq. Km. The National Park has been carved out of the land of Sadhrana, Chandu, Sultanpur and Saidpur villages.

Migratory birds

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
  • Ruff
  • Black-winged stilt
  • Common teal
  • Common greenshank
  • Northern pintail
  • Yellow wagtail
  • White wagtail
  • Northern shoveller
  • Rosy pelican
  • Spot-billed pelican
  • Gadwall
  • Wood sandpiper & Spotted sandpiper
  • Eurasian wigeon
  • Black-tailed godwit
  • Spotted redshank
  • Starling
  • Bluethroat
  • Long-billed pipit

Group Of Painted Stork In trees

Painted Stork on Trees
Painted Stork In Nest

Painted Stork In Air

Migrating Stork

Flying Stork


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.

More Information:

More Information about Sultanpur National Park

Opening timings:

All days of the week except Tuesday.
Timing: 7am till 4:30pm

Best season to visit:December to February