Spread over an area of about 18,650 hectares, the Abohar Wildlife Sanctuary is unique in that it is an open sanctuary, comprising farmlands of 13 Bishnoi villages. Herds of black buck, the indigenous antelope, with their distinctive twisted horns, can be found wandering freely through the villages and even homes. Considered sacred by the Bishnois, concerted efforts by this community have saved them from poaching, with their numbers rising beyond 4000 in the sanctuary.
Said to be one of the largest free-ranging populations of the black buck, it is also considered a successful effort in conservation. The same efforts have extended to the blue bull which also roams this region as fearlessly as the black buck. It is home to several varieties of flora and fauna viz. Albizia lebbeck, Acacia nilotica, Azadirachata indica, A. tortilis, Wild Boar, Blue Bull, Porcupines, Hare, Jackal, etc.
Contact No: Forest Range Officer, Wildlife- 01634-230979
How to Reach:
Abohar's nearest airport is Sri Guru Ramdas Ji International Airport, Amritsar, which is approximately 230 km from Fazilka and other domestic airports like Bathinda Airport (77 km) and Ludhiana Airport (213 km).
The nearest railway station fromBlack Buck Sanctuary Abohar is Abohar railway station, which is located on Shri ganganagar to New delhi railway track. The Bathinda railway junction is also close to abohar which is app. 75 kms from abohar.
The nearest bus stand from Black Buck Sanctuary is Abohar bus stand, which is app 15 kms away from Black Buck Sanctuary Abohar.