Sultanpur, 46 kms to the south-west of Delhi, is a green haven with a lake and wild birds. Sultanpur was declared a water-bird reserve in 1972 and its grounds are lush with lawns and trees and shrubs and masses of bougainvillea. It is recommended to spend some time in the small museum and library in the reserve, as one gets a fair idea of the birds and creatures you are likely to see during your visit to the reserve. A good pair of binoculars is a must to clearly observe the wildlife from a safe distance, without disturbing them.
Sultanpur is essentially a bird watching place with few trees obscuring the visitor’s view of the lake. The birds can be easily spotted wading, swimming or flying. All this is possible, because the visitors are not allowed to paddle around in boats in this water bird sanctuary, thus allowing the birds to continue with their activities without human interference. One can very easily spot grey pelicans, cormorants, grey and pond herons, egrets, painted storks who tend to congregate and preen. The black-necked storks, white ibis, spoonbills, etc can also be spotted.
Best Time to Visit:
The ideal time to visit the Sultanpur National Park is during the months of December and January because it is the main period for migratory birds.
How to Get there:
Air: The nearest airhead is Delhi (46 kms).
Rail: The nearest railhead is Delhi (46 kms).
Road: There are buses and taxis from Delhi (46 kms), Gurgaon and neighboring centers.
Migratory Birds, Kingfishers, Blue Bulls