Kalesar National Park is a beautiful place, located in the Yamuna nagar district of the state of Haryana. Kalesar is an excellent area to visit the wildlife. It has a 100-year-old colonial dak bungalow. It is about 150 Km away from Chandigarh.
The park is situated in the foothills of Shiwalik ranges of Himalayas, it is a popular destination for bird-watching. It is home to the red jungle fowl among other birds.
It was declared a Wildlife Sanctuary in the year of 1996. In the year of 2003, the Kalesar Wildlife Sanctuary was declared as a National park. Total area of the National park is about 46.82 Km2.
Inside the boundaries of the National Park, a famous temple dedicated to Lord Shiva called as Kaleshar temple is situated. The Park owes its name to the temple itself.
The entire region is filled with bio-diversity having thick Sal woodland, Khair woodland and coverings of sward lands, which supports rich diversity of flora and fauna.
Kalesar National Park has got lot of significance in terms of bio-diversity and ecological stability in this part of the country. In terms of bio-diversity it is store house of numerous medicinal plants. It houses many threatened animals like Leopard, Ghoral, Barking deer, Sambar, Chital, Python, King Cobra, Monitor lizard etc.