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Asola Wildlife Sanctuary




Occupying an area of 6874 acres, Asola Wildlife Sanctuary is considered the breathing lung of the cosmopolitan city of New Delhi. It was established in 1992 with the aim to protect the wildlife in the area between Delhi and Surajkund (Delhi-Haryana border). There are two paths to enter the sanctuary, main gate is located near the popular Surajkund area and other is from the direction of Chhattarpur and the Bhatti area.

The sanctuary is covered by dense forest with varied fauna and flora. It protects common mongoose, small Indian civet, small Indian mongoose, jungle cat, flying fox, porcupine, palm squirrel, spiny tailed lizards, rufus tailed hare and monitor lizards. Major birds at Asola Wildlife Sanctuary are bee-eaters, cormorants, egrets, grebes, falcons, partridges, quail, peafowl, lapwings, sandpipers, woodpeckers, doves, parakeets, cuckoos, owls, nightjars, barbets, swallows and shrikes. The best time to visit this sanctuary is from November to February.

Nearest town is New Delhi, 45 km away from the sanctuary.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: New Delhi
Location: New Delhi    

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