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Besides supporting numerous resident and migratory birds the sanctuary has around 300 pythons.

Has the biggest Bear Rescue centre to house the rescued dancing bears.
   

Sur Sarovar - the name says it all. An enchanting place of natural beauty where the divine and the temporal meet to form paradise on earth. The place that ignited the passions of Lord Krishna and Radha and inspired the famed poet Surdas to compose the “Bhakti Kavya” one of the finest pieces of devotional poetry ever written. The age-old spirit of love and romance still lingers around Sur Sarovar waiting to be discovered.

Over the years Sur Sarovar’s potential as a natural wonder has been recognized by the U.P forest Department and a lot of work has gone into it.

 

 A heaven for birds that come here in their multitudes from far and wide, Sur Sarovar was declared a Bird Sanctuary in 1991. Sur Sarovar is today home to more than 126 species of migratory and resident birds. Initially covering an area of 4.03 sq.kms. it has been expanded to an impressive area of 7.83 sq.kms. dotted with small artificially created islands. This pentagonal shaped lake’s depth varies from 5m to 8m.


The Surrounding areas of Sur Sarovar form the riverine belt of the Yamuna River and include the ravines with undulating surfaces with the occasional Kankar pans. The area has the typical climate of the U.P. plains with hot windy summers and extremely cold winters. The year round temperature varies from 49C to 1.5C.

The rainy season extends during the period from July to September. The best season to visit Sur Sarovar is from September to March. Fed by the Yamuna River, the peripheral bands were strengthened by the British during their times. In more recent times the U.P. Forest Department has created woodlands and developed the shallow areas for waders around the lake making it a veritable haven for birds, proof of which lies in the increasing number of nesting sites and the number of species.

 

IMPORTANT FLAURA AND FAUNA

The rainy season extends during the period from July to September. The best season to visit Sur Sarovar is from September to March. Hog Deer, Spotted Deer, Blue Bull, Wild Boar, Jackal, Jungle Cat, Cobra, Pit Viper, Krait, Python, Water Snakes, Turtles, Civet Cat, Monitor Lizard, Indian Grey Hornbill,Coot, Purple Moorhen, Wigeon, Pintail, Sarus Crane, Marsh Harrier are some of the numerous species seen here.

Where to stay:- Forest Rest House - Sur Sarovar