Kalesar National Park or Blackbuck National Park is located in Yamunanagar district of Haryana State. It is a Sal forest in Shivalik Hills, a name given to the foot-hills of the Himalayas. The Park is spread over an area of 53 square kilometers.
Kalesar National Park was declared as a National Park in 2003. Earlier, the Government of Haryana market this land as a protected area. Later, this protected area was named as Kalesar National Park as Kaleshar (shiva) temple located in protected area in 2003.
Kalesar Forest has large variety of Flora, mainly the forest has sal trees and Khair, Shisam, Tun, Sain, Chhal, Jhingan, Sain and Amla. Kalesar forest maby the only forest in Haryana with a natural ‘sal’ tree belt.
The Kaleswar National Park is a home to red jungle fowl. Few of the wild animals found in the park include wild boars, sambhars, hares, porcupine, monkeys and Chitals. Apart from Red Jungle Fowl, other important bird species found in the park are Grey Hooded Warbler, Red Billed Blue Magpie, Crested Serpent Eagle, Bar Tailed Treecreeper etc.
Best time to visit:
Kaleswar National Park is open throughout the year. Best time to visit the park is during the months of December to May.
Visitors are advised to get in touch with officials of the sanctuary for complete information entry timings and fee.
There are several accommodation options around Kaleswar National Park to accommodate outsiders or tourists. Visitors are advised to get in touch with us to get know about accommodation and other facilities along with charges.
By Rail: The nearest railway station is Yamunanagar(Jagadhari). It is at a distance of 37 km from Kalesar.
By Road: The National Park lies on the highway connecting Yamunanagra and Ponta Sahib. Both Yamunanagar and Ponta Sahib are at distances of 45 Km and 15 Km from the park respectively.
By Air: The closest airport is at Chandigarh(87km).