Taj Nature Walk (Dist. 9.5 Kms.)
A beautiful natural forest-cover spreading over an area of 70 hectares, just 500 meters away from the Eastern Gate of Taj Mahal. An excellent view of the Taj is available from the different species are also seen here.
Indians Rs.50/ Adult
Foreigners Rs. 50/- Adult
Child Rs. 5/-
Summer 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Winter 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sur Sarovar (Keetham Lake) (Dist.23 Kms.)
Sur Sarovar was declared a Bird Sanctuary in 1991. It is today home to more than 126 species of migratory and resident birds. Initially covering an area of 4.03 sq. Kms. it has been expanded to an impressive area of 7.83 sq.Kms.dotted with small islands.
Foreigners Rs. 350/-
Wild Life SOS (Dist.55kms.)
Located at Mathura, near bear rescue center, is the Elephant Conservation and Care Center.
“Elephant Conservation and Care Center” is a project of Wildlife SOS, created in 2010 in collaboration with the Uttar Pradesh Forest Department to rehabilitate severely abused captive elephants in distress. All the elephants housed at the center have shocking stories of the situations they had to be rescued from. Here, several elephants that used to spend their days doing hard work in often harsh conditions are living out their retirement years in peace and safety. No longer forced to bear heavy loads, or walk on hot pavement, these majestic creatures are finally able to spend their days happily, with frequent baths, a nutritious diet, and good veterinary care.
The Elephant Conservation and Care Center currently houses 20 elephants which include 12 females and 8 male elephants. The center is full of natural vegetation with enough open fields around for their daily walks and several trees available to scratch themselves, thus making it closest to the natural habitat of the elephants. Water pools have been provided to the elephants with free access for them to bath and play in the water, at will.
Compulsory Donation Rs.1500/-Person
Note: Please read more before book the above tour from official SOS site http://wildlifesos.org/elephant-conservation-and-care-center/
Emerging like an oasis in the arid zone of Jalesar Taluq of Etah District is the Patna Bird Sanctuary, spread over 108 hectares of land. This resort for migratory and local birds was given recognition as a protected sanctuary in the year 1991. Ornithologists have accounted for about 200 different species of exotic birds. Besides the migratory birds. Patna Bird Sanctuary is a permanent abode for local birds also. An old and historic temple dedicated to Lord Shiva attracts thousands of pilgrims for spiritualistic pursuits every year.
National Chambal Sanctuary (NCS) (Dist. 80 Kms.)
It is a 400 Km stretch of the river Chambal with a swathe of ravines on both sides. granted protected area status in 1979 to help revive Ghariyal population. It is an IUCN Category IV(Manages Nature Reserve)Sanctuary which is a home for Dolphins, Ghariyals, Marsh crocodiles, Turtles and about 311 species of birds.
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