Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary is an wonderful sanctuary and a perfect weekend escape from Delhi, especially for nature lovers and birding enthusiasts.
With over 250 species of birds during the peak season, this bird paradise will have you tweeting with excitement.
The Haryana Government has declared Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary a National Park, and it’s easy to see why. This sanctuary is home to a plethora of resident and migratory birds, including some that travel incredible distances from Europe, Siberia, and Central Asia. Don’t worry; they’re not jet-lagged – they’re just here to enjoy the bird paradise that is Sultanpur.
To help you spot as many feathered friends as possible, there are four towers erected throughout the property for bird watching. And if you’re an early bird, you’re in luck! The best time to catch the migratory birds flying out of their nests is at sunrise, so make sure to set your alarm for 7:00 AM. Just remember to keep your voices down so as not to scare off the birds.
The resident birds at Sultanpur are a hoot, including the common hoopoe, paddyfield pipit, purple sunbird, and even the Indian Cormorant (not to be confused with the Scottish Cormorant). And let’s not forget the migratory birds, including the Siberian crane, greater flamingo, and northern pintail.
Getting to Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary is a breeze. You can drive yourself or hire a day cab, but we don’t recommend using the Huda City metro station. It’s quite far, and finding a cab or auto could be a real goose chase.
Sultanpur may be known for its birds, but it’s also steeped in history. It was once the center of salt production until the 19th century and was named after Rajput Chauhan Sultan Singh. On April 2, 1971, it was granted sanctuary status under section 8 of the Punjab Wildlife Preservation Act of 1959, and in 1991, it was upgraded to National Park status.
So pack your bags, grab your binoculars, and prepare to be amazed by the magnificent birds of Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary.