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About Harike Wetland and Bird Sanctuary

The most important wildlife sanctuaries in Punjab, Harike Wetland, and Bird Sanctuary is located on the borders of Ferozepur and Amritsar. Also known as Hari-ke-Pattan is the largest wetland in northern India with a lake in the deeper part of the wetlands. This man made riverine and lacustrine wetland is spread in the three districts of Punjab. The sanctuary is home to around twenty-six species of fish and seven species of turtle and also several mammals. It is also home to several endangered species including the species of Smooth Indian Otter, and the Testudine Turtle. According to the reports, there are around 375 species of birds found in the sanctuary, among them, 40 species are migrating birds. This place is a paradise for nature lovers and bird watcher. The best time to visit is during winters. Tourists need to get permission from the office before entering the park and can drive their vehicle at low speed.

Pro Tip: Tourists need to get permission from the office before entering the park and can drive their vehicle at low speed.

Highlights

  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 4 hours
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Family
  • Allowed Footwear, Camera, Video

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