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Saraswati Plantation Wild Life Sanctuary

Area: 44.53 sq km

This sanctuary was notified on 29/07/88. It falls partially in the districts of Kurukshetra and Kaithal of Haryana, about 10 km from Pehowa town. This forest is a good area for birding and for observing the local wildlife. Birds like Blue Peafowl (Mor), Rufous Treepie (Dendrocitta vagabunda), Greater Coucal (Centropus sinensis), Indian Grey Hornbill (Ocyceros birostris), Coppersmith Barbet (Megalaima haemacephala) and animals like Wild Boar (Sus scrofa), Neelgai (Bluebull), Geedar (Jackal), Langur (Presbytis entellus) and Bandar (Rhesus macaque) can be commonly seen. Habitat consists of dense forest, water ponds, woodland, grassland surrounded by cultivated land and a nearby water-stream. Also called Seonsar Forest, the Saraswati Plantation is the third biggest forest in Haryana, after Kalesar and Morni Hills.

Contact Person: Wildlife Inspector, Saraswati Wildlife Sanctuary, Seonsar, Pehowa.
Accommodation: Available at Haryana Tourism resort, Pehowa and Forest Rest House.

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