Wildlife Sanctuaries

Bir Bhadson Wildlife Sanctuary

Bir Bhadson Wildlife Sanctuary falls in the jurisdiction of Nabha tehsil of Patiala Forest Division (Wildlife) and district. It is situated on the Nabha-Gobindgarh road at about 30 km from Patiala city. it was first notified as a Wildlife Sanctuary (WLS) vide Punjab Govt. Notification No.F-150/50 dated 28/02/1952. The area is situated at 30 30' to 30 25’ North latitude and 76 10' to 76 15’ East longitude. The Survey of India toposheet number covering the sanctuary is 53 B/2 (Scale 1”= 1 mile). The total area of the Bir Bhadson is 1022.63 hectare as notified by Punjab Govt. No. 2026/Ft (IV)-61/3654, dated 5th July 1961 by the provision to sub section (3) of section 29 of the Patiala Forest Act, 1999 as second class forest. Bir Bhadson Wild Life Sanctuary is approachable by road. One can reach to Patiala by rail or bus and then can take bus or taxi for Bir Bhadson WLS which is nearly 30 kms from Patiala. One can also reach up to Nabha town also which is the nearest railway station on Patiala Bhatinda railway line to reach Bir Bhadson WLS. The Bir Bhadson WLS is also accessible from the towns of Amloh and Sirhind by road. The entry to the sanctuary is from Nabha-Gobindgarh road which touches its eastern boundary.

: Patiala
: Left side of Bhadson-Gobindgarh Road.
: 1022.63 hectare
Status of Land
: Government
Important Fauna
Main wildlife species found in the sanctuary are Blue bull, Jungle cat, Jackal, Rhesus Monkeys, Peafowl, Black and Grey Partridges, Hare, Spotted owlet etc.
Important Flora
As per forest classification of Champion and Seth, the forests in the sanctuary falls under the sub- group 5(B) Northern Tropical Dry Mixed deciduous forest type. The main tree species are Kikkar, Eucalyptus, Phalahi, Jamun, Beri, Mulberry, Dek, Mesquite etc.

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