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Kalesar National Park – complete detail updated

Kalesar National Park – complete detail updated. Dominant flora and fauna of Kalesar National Park. Geography of Kalesar National Park. How to reach Kalesar National Park. The park is situated in the foothills of Shiwalik ranges of Himalayas, it is a popular destination for bird-watching.
Kalesar National Park is a beautiful place, located in the Yamuna Nagar district of the state of Haryana. Total area of the National park is about 46.82 Km2. In the year of 2003, the Kalesar Wildlife Sanctuary was declared as a National park. Kalesar National Park offers a host of activities such as Fishing, Trekking, Sight Seeing, Swimming, Bird Watching and Safari.
Kalesar National Park has got lot of significance in terms of bio-diversity it is store house of numerous medicinal plants and house of many threatened animals like Leopard, Ghoral, Barking deer, Sambar, Chital, Python, King Cobra, Monitor lizard etc. 
National park is an area which is strictly reserved for the betterment of the wildlife & biodiversity, and where activities like developmental, forestry, poaching, hunting and grazing on cultivation are not permitted. Their boundaries are well marked and circumscribed.

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Kalesar National Park

Kalesar National Park is a beautiful place, located in the Yamuna nagar district of the state of Haryana. Kalesar is an excellent area to visit the wildlife. It has a 100-year-old colonial dak bungalow. It is about 150 Km away from Chandigarh.

The park is situated in the foothills of Shiwalik ranges of Himalayas, it is a popular destination for bird-watching. It is home to the red jungle fowl among other birds.

It was declared a Wildlife Sanctuary in the year of 1996. In the year of 2003, the Kalesar Wildlife Sanctuary was declared as a National park. Total area of the National park is about 46.82 Km2.

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Inside the boundaries of the National Park, a famous temple dedicated to Lord Shiva called as Kaleshar temple is situated. The Park owes its name to the temple itself.

The entire region is filled with bio-diversity having thick Sal woodland, Khair woodland and coverings of sward lands, which supports rich diversity of flora and fauna.

Kalesar National Park has got lot of significance in terms of bio-diversity and ecological stability in this part of the country. In terms of bio-diversity it is store house of numerous medicinal plants. It houses many threatened animals like Leopard, Ghoral, Barking deer, Sambar, Chital, Python, King Cobra, Monitor lizard etc.

Kalesar National Park offers a host of activities such as Fishing, Trekking, Sight Seeing, Swimming, Bird Watching and Safari.

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Geography

The park is located in the Yamuna nagar district of the state of Haryana. It is about 150 Km away from Chandigarh. The park is situated in the foothills of Shiwalik ranges of Himalayas.

The park shares boundary with three states viz., Himachal Pradesh, Uttaranchal and Uttar Pradesh. The Yamuna river form the Eastern boundary with Uttar Pradesh, the main Shivalik ridge separates state boundary among Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Uttaranchal in the north.

On the east, The Yamuna River forms its boundary with Uttar Pradesh while the Shiwalik mountain ranges separate the Park from Himachal Pradesh and Uttaranchal in the north.

Coordination – 30°22’N to 77°32’E

Seasons

Winter – November to February

Summer – March to May

Monsoon – June to October

Temperature:       Maximum – 45o C

                             Minimum – 5o C

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Dominant flora

Khair, Jhingan, Sain, Chhal, Sal, Shisham, Dhak, Kachnar, Amaltas, Tun, Amla etc.

Dominant fauna

Mammals– Nilgai, Rhesus macaque, Barking deer, Wild boars, Leopard, Jackal, Ghoral, Sambar, Hares etc. Occasionally Tigers and Elephants visit this park from Rajaji National Park.

Birds – The tree pie, Horn bills, Blue Peafowl, Drongo, Partridges etc.

Reptiles – Python, King Cobra, Monitor lizard etc. Occasionally Tigers and Elephants visit this park from Rajaji National Park.

Other Attractions                       

Kalesar Mahadev Temple

Yamuna River

Best time to visit

The best time of the year to visit the Kalesar National Park is between the months of October to March.

State wise list of Wildlife Sanctuaries of India – updated 

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How to Reach

By AirNearest airport is Chandigarh airport, about 87 Km from the Kalesar National Park. Chandigarh airport is well connected by road to Kalesar National Park.

By Rail Nearest railway station is Yamunanagar (Jagadhari) railway station, about 37 Km from the Kalesar National Park. Yamunanagar (Jagadhari) railway station is well connected by road to Kalesar National Park.

By Road Kalesar National Park is well connected to Major Cities and Places by road network. There are a number of government and privately operated vehicles that go to Kalesar National Park at frequent intervals.

Distance from Nearby and Major Cities

Chandigarh – about 150 km

Kurushetra – about 87 km

Delhi – about 218 km

Gurgaon – about 260 km

Accommodation

Three relaxation houses-Kalesar Woodland Rest House, HathiniKund Irrigation Rest House, and Tajewala Irrigation Rest House.

Book a Hotel

http://www.tripadvisor.in/Hotels-g1235469-Yamunanagar_Haryana-Hotels.html

Other National Park in Haryana. Name of National Park, Year of Notification and Total Area is as follows……..
S. No.  Name of National Park Year of Notification Total Area (Km2)
1 Sultanpur National Park Haryana 1989 1.43

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