Southern Ridge Forest, Delhi

Southern Ridge Forest | One of the best places to visit in Delhi

LocationSardar Patel Marg, Delhi (Map)
Entry Fee & TimingsTimings:- Southern Ridge Forest is open from 10 am to 5 pm and it is absolutely free.
Place TypeZoo, Nature Sites and Parks
Place visit withFriends, Siblings, Youngsters
Best time to visitJuly, August, September, October, November, December

About Southern Ridge Forest

The Asola-Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary near Tughlakabad in Delhi, the southern ridge, is the best protected area of the Delhi Ridge. This wildlife sanctuary showcases the best of the flora and fauna of the ridge; Most of Delhi's native tree and plant species can be found here, as well as nearly 200 species of animals (including mammals, birds, butterflies and insects). Some species of animals that were abundant in Delhi about 100 years ago are now found only in the Asola region such as nilgai, blackbuck, black-naped rabbit, porcupine, civet, jackal and jungle cat. The Kshini Ridge Forest is home to a wide variety of plant species including native trees, shrubs and wild flowers.

Architecture of Southern Ridge Forest

The southern ridge is spread over 6200 hectares and includes the Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary, Bandhwari and Mangar Bani forests. It is the least urban of the 4 sections of the ridge, but much of it is village-owned or privately owned agricultural land.

Interesting facts about Southern Ridge Forest

  • The forest provides a peaceful setting away from the noise and hustle and bustle of the city. It is a place where you can relax, unwind and connect with nature.
  • The Southern Ridge Forest is an example of conservation efforts to preserve and restore a natural ecosystem within an urban environment.
  • The natural beauty of the park makes it a great spot for photography and nature observation. It is an opportunity to capture natural landscapes, wildlife and the interplay of light and shadow.
  • When visiting Southern Ridge Forest, it is recommended to wear comfortable walking shoes, carry water, and follow any guidelines provided by park officials to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

How to reach Southern Ridge Forest

By Metro:- The nearest metro station to Southern Ridge Forest is RK Ashram Marg. It is a 13-minute walk away.

By Bus:- The nearest bus stops to Southern Ridge Forest are Cprti/ Delhi Jal Board and Cprti which is 2 minutes walk away.

By Road:- You can hire a taxi or auto-rickshaw from your place till Southern Ridge Forest. And can easily go to the forest.

Nearby famous places

  • Qutub Minar 5 kms away
  • Lodhi Garden 7 kms away
  • India Gate 8 kms away
  • Connaught Place 10 kms away
  • Humayun's Tomb 10 kms away
  • Akshardham Temple 18 kms away
  • Lotus Temple 20 kms away
  • Rashtrapati Bhavan 14 kms away
  • National Museum 10 kms away

Southern Ridge Forest FAQs:

𝒜. It is located at Sardar Patel Marg, Delhi.

𝒜. Entry fee and timings information of the Southern Ridge Forest: Timings:- Southern Ridge Forest is open from 10 am to 5 pm and it is absolutely free..

𝒜. You should visit Southern Ridge Forest during July, August, September, October, November, December months for best experience.

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