This Sanctuary is located at a distance of 58 km. from Amritsar on Kot Isa Khan- Harike Road. This Sanctuary is spread over 8,600.00 ha of Government area that falls in Ferozepur, Taran Tarn and Kapurthala Districts. Harike pond area was declared as Wildlife Sanctuary vide Punjab Government Notification No.34(21)92 Ft-IV/10818 dated 8.9.1992 for a period of 10 years and final Notification was issued vide Punjab Government No. 34/7/99-Ft-IV/16393 dt. 18.11.1999. The sanctuary attracts large number of migratory birds during the winter months. Important species of birds like Large Cormorant, Darter, Purple Moorhen, Bar-headed Goose, Pintail, Common Teal, Pigeon, Shoveller, Common Pochard, Red Crested Pochard, White eyed Pochard are found in this Sanctuary. Harike Sanctuary is a Ramsar site of International importance declared on 23/03/1990. Read more about Harike Lake Wildlife Bird Sanctuary
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Tiger was sitting on a log, Leopard with a cub sitting on a tree, Elephants, gaur, sambar, malabar giant squirrel. White bellied woodpecker, crested serpent eagle, green imerial pigeons, streak throated woodpecker and crested hawk eagle. Crocodiles and Rattlesnake.
How to reach?
The Harike Wildlife Sanctuary is located close to Amritsar about 57 Km away and Ludhiana around 104 Km away. From Amritsar buses, taxis and private cars are conveniently available to reach the sanctuary. Visitors who wish to access the sanctuary from Ludhiana should travel till Moga and then further to the sanctuary. From Moga Harike is at a distance of 40 Km.
The nearest major railhead and airport to the Harike Wildlife Sanctuary are in Amritsar. The city is connected to all major cities of Punjab and India by rail and flights. From Amritsar, visitors can easily hire taxis or cabs or take government or private buses to reach the sanctuary.