Hastinapur Wildlife Sanctuary, spread in an area of 2073 sq. kms., was founded in 1986 in Meerut, Ghaziabad, Bijnore and Jyotiba Phule Nagar.

The population of the wild animals includes various species of animals including antelope, sambhar, cheetal, blue bull, leopard, hyena, wild cat, and different types of birds. It also houses alligators.

Fauna: Hastinapur National Park is rich in faunal wealth because of the varied types of ecological niches existing in the reserve. The main groups   occur are mammals, birds, reptiles (snakes and lizards), amphibians (frogs & toads) butterflies and fishes, and chiefly the invertebrate groups are,  the Scorpions, Centipedes, Odonata (dragon & damselflies), Hymenoptera (wasps, bees, etc.) Isoptera (termites) and Lepidoptera which comprises more than 60 species. Our National Bird Peacock is found here in abundance.

Other inhabitants include the sloth bear, jackal, wild pig and the lesser cats- fishing cat, leopard cat, jungle cat and civet. Hastinapur has also an abundance of birds. There are spectacular painted storks, black and white necked storks, sarus cranes and varied night birds of prey, ranging from the great Indian horned owl to the jungle owlet, Colorful woodpeckers, barbets, kingfishers, minivets, bee eaters and bulbuls flit through the forest canopy.

Major Wildlife Attractions: Important animals at Hastinapur wildlife sanctuary are sloth bear, jackal, wild pig and the lesser cats- fishing cat, leopard cat, jungle cat and civet. Other important animals like (snakes and lizards), amphibians (frogs & toads) butterflies and fishes, and chiefly the invertebrate groups are, the Scorpions, Centipedes, Odonata (dragon & damselflies), Hymenoptera (wasps, bees, etc.) Isoptera (termites) and Lepidoptera which comprises more than 60 species.

Other Attractions: Hastinapur has also an abundance of birds. There are spectacular painted storks, black and white necked storks, sarus cranes and varied night birds of prey, ranging from the great Indian horned owl to the jungle owlet, Colorful woodpeckers, barbets, kingfishers, minivets, bee eaters and bulbuls flit through the forest canopy. Our National Bird Peacock is found here in abundance

Best Time to Visit: The best time to visit Hastinapur Sanctaury is Throughout the Year..

How to Get there:
Air: The airport at Delhi is 110 kms away.

Rail: Nearest railhead is Meerut, 30 km.

Road: Hastinapur on National Highway No. 45 is connected by road to all parts of the state.

General Info / Tips:
Summer – Max 41 deg c, min 26 deg C, winter – max 29 deg C, min 9 deg C; Rainfall: 102 cm

Location:
Uttar Pradesh, India

Nearest Access:
Meerut

Wildlife Found:
Gharial, Swamp Deer

Coverage Area:
2073-sq-kms