Wildlife Sancturies around Delhi
List of Wildlife Sanctuaries in Delhi
Najafgarh Drain Bird SanctuaryThis is a wetland and wildlife bird sanctuary. Part of Sahibi River, Najafgarh jheel Lake and a tribute of the Yumana River this sanctuary is situated near Keshopur Bus Depot, Tilak Nagar and Vikaspuri. There is a long inspection road along which you can view the wildlife from the comfort of your car or by foot.
Delhi National Zoological Park
This park boasts a very successful breeding program for Asiatic Lions, Indian Rhino and the Bengal Tiger etc.
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Address: Mathura Rd, New Delhi, DL 110003
Area: 71 ha
Wildlife Sanctuaries near Delhi
Asola Bhatti Wildlife SanctuaryThis sanctuary is only 25 km from Indira Gandhi Airport, near Tughlaqabad Fort. Near Sanjay Colony, Bhatti Mines, this bird sanctuary is home to around 200 species of bird, both native and migratory. Also to be seen are Blue Bulls (Nilgai), mammals, cats (Civet, Jungle Cat etc), Jackals and so on.
Near Tuglaqabad Fort, on the way of Surajkund Mela
25 km (16 mi) from Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi
Jim Corbett National ParkThis is probably one of the most famous national parks in India. Named after the late, great, hunter/naturalist/photographer Jim Corbett, here you can enjoy a jeep safari or elephant safari with the backdrop of the Himalayas.
Address: Ramnagar, Nainital, Uttaranchal, 244715
SariskaA little closer to Delhi (at only 4 hours drive and 200 km away), is Sariska. Whilst here, you can also visit the beautiful Siliserh Lake in Alwar in the state of Rajasthan.
Address: Alwar, RJ 301001
Area: 866 km²
Bharatpur, RajasthanThis place is a world heritage site. Only 4 hours from Delhi and 180 km away, this bird sanctuary is definitely worth a visit. You can make a detour and visit the beautiful Fatepur Sikri.
Panna National ParkAnother tiger reserve worth visiting is the award winning Panna National Park in Madhya Pradesh. Slightly further from Delhi at 575 km away, it is still accessible by car, bus etc.
Having won the award for the best maintained national park in India. Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, residents of this park are, to name a few, Sloth Bear, tigers, parakeets, vultures, wolves and so on.
Address: Chhatarpur, Madhya Pradesh 471405