Asola Bhatti wild Life Sanctuary
Sanctuary is located on Southern Ridge, the northern terminal of Aravalli Hills, one of the oldest mountain system of the world. Biodiversity significance of Ridge lies in its merger with IndoGangetic plains. Legal Status of southern ridgh was uncertain till 1986 when community land of villages Asola, Shapur & Maidangari (4707 Acre) notified during 1986 & land of Bhatti (2167 Acre) notified in 1991 as Sanctuary.
LOCATION & APPROACH
Located in South Delhi Distt. All along Delhi Haryana Faridabad & Gurgaun.
Approach from Tughlakabad (MehrualiBadarpur Road) to Surajkund Road (2 Km) near Krani Singh shooting Range or from Mehruali via Chattarpur Temple 6 Km near Sanjay Colony(Bhatti Area)
Distance from I.G.I. Airport 25 Km, Railway station 30 Km & Maharana Pratap Bus Stand 32 Km.
- Biogeographically represents outlier of Aravalli Mountain Range among protected area in India.
- High potential for establishing conservation education & nature interpretation programme.
- Potential green lung & carbon sink for country's capital.
- Opportunity for establishing in long term strategies for restoration of habitat & Biological monitoring.
- Potential for improvement In local ground water regime for advantage of population in vicinity of Sanctuary
- Potential shelterbelt against advancing aridity.
- Nature trail 2 Km exposing floral & faunal element, topography of area.
- Good patches of Anogeissus,Balanite & riparian belt representative of Aravali.
- Large worked out minepits of Bhatti area in process of reclamation & establishment likely to be developed wetland habitat.
- Historical place around sanctuary are surajkund(Haryana), Tughlakabad & Adilabad ruins (N.Delhi), Chattarpur Temple