Kalesar National Park

Kalesar National Park

Kalesar national park is located in the Yamunanagar district of Haryana. It is adjacent to the Kalesar Wildlife sanctuary. The national park is at a distance of 122 km from Chandigarh. You can find Elelphants, Pathers, Leopards, Ghoral, King Cobra, Python, Red jungle fowl and many other species of wild animals and birds. The forest of the Kalesar national park lies in the Shivalik foothills. It is mostly covered with Sal, Semul, Bahera and Amaltas trees.
 

FACST ABOUT KALESAR NATIONAL PARK

Kalesar National Park
•    A part of Kalesar Wildlife Sanctuary was declared as Kalesar national park in the year 2003.
 
•    The national park covers a total area of 46.82 sq. Km.
 
•    In 1996, it was designated as a Wildlife Sanctuary.
 
•    A prominent temple dedicated to Lord Shiva called Kaleshar is located within the National Park's limits. The temple is responsible for the park's name.
 
•    The entire region is rich in biodiversity, with deep Sal forest, Khair woodland, and sward lands covers that sustain a diverse range of flora and wildlife.
 
•    In this section of the country, the bio-diversity and ecological stability of Kalesar National Park are extremely important. It is a bio-diversity hotspot with a plethora of therapeutic plants. It is home to several endangered species like as leopards, ghorals, barking deer, sambars, chitals, pythons, king cobras, monitor lizards, and others.
 
•    Fishing, trekking, sight-seeing, swimming, bird-watching, and safari are just a few of the activities available at Kalesar National Park.
 
•    Three states share the park's border: Himachal Pradesh, Uttaranchal, and Uttar Pradesh. The Yamuna River forms the state's eastern border with Uttar Pradesh, while the main Shivalik mountain in the north separates Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttaranchal.
 
•    The Yamuna River marks the Park's eastern border with Uttar Pradesh, while the Shiwalik mountain ranges in the north separate it from Himachal Pradesh and Uttaranchal.
 

Dominant flora

•    Khair
•    Jhingan
•    Sain
•    Chhal
•    Sal
•    Shisham
•    Dhak
•    Kachnar
•    Amaltas
•    Tun
•    Amla 
 

Dominant fauna

Mammals– 

Kalesar National Park
•    Nilgai
•    Rhesus macaque
•    Barking deer 
•    Wild boars
•    Leopard
•    Jackal
•    Ghoral
•    Sambar
•    Hares 
 

Birds – 

•    The tree pie
•    Horn bills
•    Blue Peafowl
•    Drongo
•    Partridges
 

Reptiles – 

•    Python
•    King Cobra
•    Monitor lizard

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