Wildlife Sanctuaries

Bir Moti Bagh Wildlife Sanctuary

Bir Moti Bagh Wildlife Sanctuary falls in the jurisdiction of Patiala Forest Division (Wildlife), in the tehsil Patiala of Patiala district. It is situated on the Patiala – Dakala Road about 5 km from Patiala town. The area lies between 76 20’ to 76 25’ East longitude and 30 15’ to 30 20’ North Latitude. The Survey of India toposheet number covering the sanctuary is 53 B/7 (Scale 1”= 1 mile). Total area of Bir Moti Bagh is 524.48 ha as notified as protected forest under the section 29, chapter IV of the Indian Forest Act, 1927. It was notified as a Wildlife Sanctuary with notification No. F-150/50 Dt 28/02/1952 under Fauna of Patiala Act. Bir Moti bagh WLS is divided into 24 Compartments for management purpose. Bir Moti Bagh WLS is approachable by road. One can reach to Patiala by Rail and then can take either bus or taxies for Bir Moti Bagh which is 8 Km from Patiala Railway Station. On way to sanctuary one can see historically significant monuments of Qila Mubarak, famous Baradari Gardens, National institute of Sports, Shish Mahal and North Zone Cultural Centre. The entry to the sanctuary is from the Patiala – Dakala link road which passes along its southern fringe.

: Patiala
: 5 km from Patiala on Patiala – Dakala Road
: 654.00 Hectare
Status of Land
: Government
Important Fauna

Main wildlife species found in the sanctuary are Black buck, Chital, Hog deer, Blue bull, Wild boar, Jackal, Rhesus Monkeys, Peafowl, Brahmany Myna, Black and Grey Partridges and Quails.

Important Flora

As per forest classification of Champion and Seth, the forests in the sanctuary fall under the sub- group 5(B) Northern Tropical Dry Mixed deciduous forest type. The main tree species are Prosopis juliflora, Acacia nilotica, Delbergia sissoo, Albizia lebbeck etc.

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