Kalesar Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary, located on the eastern part of Yamunanagar. It covers an area of around 13,209 acres of land and was notified by the government on 13th December 1996. The sanctuary shares its boundary with the state of Uttar Pradesh on the east and with the states of Himachal Pradesh and Uttaranchal on the northern side. It has many medicinal plants and is rich in flora and fauna. The ideal time to visit is between the months of April to June and from September to November.
The vegetation of the sanctuary consists of trees like Semul, Amaltas, Bahera, Khair, Shisham, Sain, Jhingan, Chhal and many more. A number of medicinal plants are also found here.
Mammals: Indian leopard, leopard cat, rusty-spotted cat, jungle cat, Indian jackal, Asiatic elephant, chital, sambar, barking deer, goral, nilgai, Indian crested porcupine, small Indian civet, common palm civet, gray langur, rhesus macaque, Indian gray mongoose, boar, Indian hare.
Birds: Black-Shouldered Kite, Black Kite, Brahminy Kite, Egyptian Vulture, White-Rumped Vulture, Red-Headed Vulture, etc.
Reptiles: Monitor Lizard, King Cobra, Python, etc.
The ideal time to explore the sanctuary is between the months of April to June and from September to November.
Nearest Train Station: The nearest railhead is in Yamunanagar, located about 45 km away from the sanctuary.
Nearest Airport: The nearest airport is Chandigarh airport, located about 87 km away from the sanctuary.
Road Accessibility : The sanctuary is well connected by road. Yamunanagar Ponta Sahib State highway passes through the sanctuary, which is around 45 Km from Yamunanagar, 15 Km from Ponta, and 55 Km from Dehradun.