Saraswati Wildlife Sanctuary

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Saraswati Wildlife Sanctuary
Wildlife Sanctuary
Saraswati Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Haryana
Saraswati Wildlife Sanctuary
Saraswati Wildlife Sanctuary
Location in Haryana, India
Saraswati Wildlife Sanctuary is located in India
Saraswati Wildlife Sanctuary
Saraswati Wildlife Sanctuary
Saraswati Wildlife Sanctuary (India)
Coordinates: 29°59′34″N 76°21′24″E / 29.99278°N 76.35667°E / 29.99278; 76.35667Coordinates: 29°59′34″N 76°21′24″E / 29.99278°N 76.35667°E / 29.99278; 76.35667
Country India
StateHaryana
DistrictKaithal district
Notified29 July 1988
Elevation
215 m (705 ft)
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
ISO 3166 codeIN-HR
Websiteharyanaforest.gov.in/protect.aspx

Saraswati Wildlife Sanctuary, also known as Seonsar Forest, is situated in Kaithal district of Haryana State, India. It is spread over an area of 4,452.85 hectares (11,003.2 acres).[1]

Kalesar National Park, Morni Hills and Saraswati Wildlife Sanctuary are respectively first, second and third largest forest in Haryana.[2]

Location[edit]

It is 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) away from Pehowa, 40 kilometres (25 mi) from Kurukshetra, 60 kilometres (37 mi) from Kaithal on the Pehowa-Cheeka-Patiala Road, 62 kilometres (39 mi) from Patiala, 66 kilometres (41 mi) from Ambala, 108 kilometres (67 mi) from Chandigarh, 150 kilometres (93 mi) from Hisar, 67 kilometres (42 mi) from Karnal, 200 kilometres (120 mi) from Delhi.[1]

It is only nearly 30 kilometres (19 mi) from Bir Gurdialpura Wildlife Sanctuary in Patiala district of Punjab.

History[edit]

Saraswati Plantation was notified as Saraswati Wildlife Sanctuary on 29 July 1988.[2]

Archaeological remains[edit]

The Tribune reported on 9 April 2016 that Mahant and members of a dera of Nath yogis in the sanctuary found the ancient rectangular bricks from a 15 feet deep structure after an old banyan tree was uprooted.[3] According to Rajendra Singh Rana, curator of Kurukshetra’s Srikrishna Museum, prima facie these bricks and structure appears to be older than 1500 years old as square bricks are associated with 1,500 years old Gupta period (320 CE to 550 CE) and these bricks are likely to be even older from the Kushan (30 CE to 375 CE) period as the Sarasvati river use to flow here.[3]

There is also a 40 years old Water well made of small lakhauri bricks associated with the Mughal empire era.[3]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Haryana Forest Department". Retrieved 11 May 2014.
  2. ^ a b http://www.haryana-online.com/saraswati_plantation.htm
  3. ^ a b c The Tribune - ancient remains found at Saraswati wildlife sanctuary