Sultanpur sanctuary, Haryana - A kingdom welcomes its sultans

Sultan in Hindi/ Urdu means a Prince and Pur is used to refer to a habitation/ village. Sultanpur, south-west of the NCR (National Capital Region), is the jewel of Haryana state's wildlife sanctuaries. This year's rains have broken records of the past few years resulting in nature blessing the wetland with the most precious of its bounties - water. The birds' kingdom is more than ready this year to welcome its winged princes & princesses. Above: A view of the seasonal jheel (wetland) in Sultanpur Park in August 2009

A google earth map screenshot of Sultanpur bird sanctuary, Gurgaon, Haryana, dated 16 July 2014
Here are some images from my recent and last year's visits to the place:

Breeding waterfowl on one of the islands in September 2010.

A flock of Comb Ducks in Sep 2010.

Boards like these help common man understand the different birds inhabiting or visiting this place. 

Haryana Tourism has its tourist complexes across the state named after birds. The one at Sultanpur is named after Rosy Pelican. 

The restaurant. The place is clean and food is good. 

A proud grazer with his herd of cattle in Aug 2009 on the Gurgaon - Basai - Sultanpur- Farukhnagar road.

Enjoying the fodder thanks to monsoons, in Aug 2009.
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