Sultanpur National Park is located in Sultanpur, Gurgaon district, Haryana, India. This park is situated 15kms away from Gurgaon and 50kms away from Delhi. This is the best place for wild life lovers and bird watchers. Sultanpur is named after Rajput Chauhan Sultan Singh who was the descendent of Harsh Dev Chauhan. In 1972, this area was declared as bird Sanctuary. After 20 years it was declared as national park in 1989. Area covered by this sanctuary is 1.43 Sq.kms. In North India, Keoladeo National Park and Sultanpur National Park are most popular bird sanctuaries. This is the best place for the photographers also to have the best photos.
What to see in Sultanpur National Park:
Sultanpur Lake: This is the place of relaxation for the birds.
Watchtowers: within the parks visitors can see 4 watchtowers. From these watchtowers visitors can have best view of the birds. These towers are also known as Machans.
Interpretation centre: Visitors of this place were educated here. This centre explains about the different species of migratory birds and resident birds. One room within the centre is dedicated to Dr.Salim Ali. He worked hard in the establishment of this park. In the room allotted to him visitors can see the personal belongings of him, write ups and research works. In this centre library is also located here. This consists of slides of various species, films and various books.
Resident Birds: Resident bird attractions of this place are Green Bee eaters, Indian Cormorant, Little Cormorant, Purple Sunbird, paddy field pipit, Common Hoopoe etc.
Migratory Birds: Migratory Birds attractions of this place are Cuckoos, Blue tailed bee eater, Asian Koel, Grey heron, Long billed pipit etc.
What to see around Sultanpur National Park:
Gurgoan: This is located 15kms away from the park. It is newly developed city. Major attractions of this place are Damdama Lake, Sheetala Devi Temple, Ambience Mall, Devi Art Foundation, Tikli Bottom, Blue Terra Spa, Kurukshetra.
Delhi: It is situated on the banks of river Yamuna. India’s history and heritage can be seen here. It is located 50kms away from Sultanpur National Park. Major attractions of this place are Red Fort, Jantar Mantar, India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhawan, Jama Masjid, Lodi Gardens, Akshardham, Humayun Tomb, National Museum, National Railway museum, Parliament house, Iron pillars, Qutub Minar etc.
Kucheswar: This place can be easily accessible from Delhi. Major attraction of this place is Mud Fort. Banks of Brijghat is another attraction of Kucheswar.
Getting to Sultanpur National Park: only way to reach this place is through road way. Taxis and buses are available to visit this park from Gurgaon and Delhi. Buses are always crowdy. Nearest railway station is located at Delhi. 3 important railway stations of Delhi are Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway station, Old Delhi Railway station, New Delhi Railways stations. Nearest airport is located at Delhi. Airport is well connected with all the major cities and countries. Taxis are available from the airport to reach this park.
Getting around Sultanpur National Park: Only way to explore this park is walking. Safaris are not offered and cars will not be allowed into the park. Buses and Taxis are available to visit the surrounding places of the park.
Best time to visit Sultanpur National Park: Park welcomes the visitors throughout the year. However best time to visit this park is between October to February. Maximum number of birds can be seen between December to January.
Where to stay in Sultanpur National Park: only one guest house is available inside the park. This guest house is running by Haryana Tourism department. Many people prefer to stay at Gurgaon and Delhi.
Where to eat in Sultanpur National Park: Canteen is attached to the guest house which ia located inside the park. This canteen offer snacks, launch, breakfast and dinner to the visitors of this place.