Black Buck Sanctuary Abohar

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    The Black Buck
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    Abohar Sanctuary
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  • buck in natural santuary

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

For more details: http://punjabtourism.gov.in/Punjab.html#/attraction/78/abohar-black-buck-sanctuary

How to Reach:

By Air

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).

By Train

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.

By Road

The nearest bus stand from Black Buck Sanctuary is Abohar bus stand, which is app 15 kms away from Black Buck Sanctuary Abohar.

Stay

Finding decent accommodation in Fazilka is not a problem. Fazilka has a number of hotels and guest houses with comfortable rooms to suit your budget. To narrow down on the list of places to stay in the location of your choice, use this link......... http://punjabtourism.gov.in/Punjab.html#/Stay/0