Kalesar National Park
Leopard | By Kalyan Varma - https://commons.wikimedia.org

Kalesar National Park

Kalesar National Park is located in Yamunanagar district of Indian state Haryana. This Park is named after the Hindu deity Kaleshwar Mahadev (Lord Shiva) Temple located in the National Park. This National Park is contiguous to Rajaji National Park in Uttrakhand and Simbalbara National Park in Himachal Pradesh forming a biodiversity hotspot in the Shivalik foothills.

Hare
Hare | By Kalyanvarma - https://commons.wikimedia.org

Flagship Animals of National Park:  Leopards and elephants.

Notified area of the National Park:  53 sq km.
The elevation is ranging from 2000 to 3500 feet.
The National Park is designated in the year 2003.
Best time for visitin the national park is from October to March.

Flora

Sal is the dominant forest tree along with Semul, Amaltas and Bahera, Khair, Shisham, Sain, Jhingan and Chhal etc. The forest is a rich source of medicinal plants.

Fauna

Mammal

Leopard, leopard cat, rusty-spotted cat, jungle cat, Asiatic elephant, chital, barking deer, goral, nilgai, sambar, Indian crested porcupine, grey langur, Indian grey mongoose, wild pig and Indian hare etc.

Avifauna

Many varieties of birds are found in this National Park. Blue Peafowl, Drongo, Partridges, Treepie, Hornbills etc.

Park Specific Activity

Jeep Safari

Approach to Kalesar National Park

Nearest Airport: Chandigarh (87 km)
Nearest Railway Station: Yamunanagar (37 km)
Nearest town: Yamunanagar (37 km)

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