Sunday, January 9, 2011

Trip to Sultanpur Lake

Located in Gurgaon district in Haryana, Sultanpur is located 40 km from Dhaula Kuan in Delhi, 15 km from Gurgaon on Gurgaon- Farukh Nagar Road.

250 species of birds can be found here.  some of them are resident while others come fom distant regions like  Siberia, Europe and Afghanistan.

It took us an hour and a quarter to reach sultanpur  Lake.   On the way we crossed mustard fields on both

sides of the road in a riot of yellow colour as it was the peak of winter season.

As we walked in towards the lake we found an interesting quote by Martin Luther King:

The pathway bifurcated in two.  we chose to walk towards the right and passed by a Watch Tower

that stood tall.

The lake was  calm and serene and  we spotted a variety of birds  swimming in the lake.

As i was not equipped with a focus high performance camera, but  a cyber shot one by Cannon i could not do full justice to the  birds photograph.

The Lake surroundings are full of dense green forests providing a perfect haven for the birds.

 I saw one lone bird perched up in the tree by the side of the lake.

Ducks swimming in the lake

A lone white bird

Big birds perched up on the trees.

As we returned there was another reminder on the importance of conserving our  Nature :

We were hard pressed for time so couldn't explore the left side of the sanctuary and i made a promise to myself to return next year with a more powerful camera. All in all it was a great experience far away from the maddening city , amid calm surroundings  so close to the beautiful birds at peace in the sanctuary.