(Last Updated on : 22/05/2014)
Asola-Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the southern part of Delhi
. This wildlife sanctuary is the protected area with the semi arid forest habitat. Most of the forest habitants are from the northernmost extension of the Aravalli mountains
that begin in the state of Rajasthan
Asola-Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary is located on southern ridge of Delhi and it is covered with the northern terminal of Aravalli Hill Range, which is one of the oldest mountain range.
Asola-Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary can be approached from Tughlaqabad
(Mehrauli-Badarpur Road) to Surajkund Road (2 km) near Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range or from Mehrauli via Chhatarpur Temple (6 km). Asola-Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary is about 25 km from Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi. The Delhi Railway station is about 30 km from Asola-Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary and Maharana Pratap Bus Stand is about 32 km from the sanctuary.
There are about 193 species of birds in Asola-Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary. There are a large number of medicinal plants, more than eighty species of butterflies, hundreds of other insects present here. Some of the animals like Blue Bull (Nilgai
, Black-naped Hare, Porcupine
, Civets, Jackals, Jungle Cat and many others are positioned here.
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