Forest and Wildlife Department,

Government of Uttar Pradesh, India

FAQ

Frequently Ask Question
  1. Where is the Patna Bird Sanctuary located?
  2. The Patna Bird Sanctuary is located in Jalesar, on the Agra – Etah – Aligarh highway.

  3.   How do I reach Patna Bird Sanctuary?
  4. Patna Bird Sanctuary can be accessed by Road and Rail. Nearest Railway station is Etah Railway Station. It is well connected with Agra & Aligarh, by road. Distance from Agra & Aligarh is 60 km. Airport - Nearest air port is Agra at a distance of 80 km from Jalesar.

  5. How do I contact the Patna Bird Sanctuary management?

    1. Deputy Conservator of Forests,
      National Chambal Sanctuary Project,
      Mau Road, Agra, U.P. Pin 282005
      Ph. No. 0562-2530091 E-mail – dfochambal@rediffmail.com

    2. Range Officer,
      Patna Bird Sanctuary,
      Jalesar, Etah. U.P.

  6. What is the best time to visit Patna Bird Sanctuary?
  7.   Visiting season is from November to March.

  8. When is the Patna Bird Sanctuary closed to public?
  9. From 15th June to 15th Nov .

  10. How is the weather at Patna Bird Sanctuary?
  11. During summer months, the  temperature varies from 270C to 450C and during winter months, the temperature varies from 60C to 26 0C. Rains are frequent during Monsoons.

  12. What are the off-days for the Sanctuary?
  13. Sanctuary is Closed From 15th June to 15th Nov only : rest of the days, it is open for visitors.

  14. How to book the tickets for visiting the Patna Bird Sanctuary?
  15. Tickets can be booked from the office of The Range Officer, Patna Bird Sanctuary, Jalesar , Etah, U.P.

  16. How can I cancel or reschedule my tickets for the Sanctuary?
  17. Tickets once sold cannot be cancelled or be rescheduled.

  18. How many vehicles are allowed in Patna Bird Sanctuary?
  19. Private vehicles are not allowed in the Patna Bird Sanctuary. Visitors can avail the Sanctuary vehicles stationed there on payment basis. 

  20. What is the  cost of the tickets for the Sanctuary?

  21. S. No. Item Rate in Rs.
    Indian Foreigner
    1 Entry Fee per head per day 30.00 350.00
    2 Entry fee for Vehicles    
      Scooter/Motor Cycle/Moped 20.00 20.00
      Jeep/Car 100.00 100.00
      Tourist Bus 200.00 200.00
    3. Camera fee    
      Still camera, digital/non-digital/small digital movie camera/handy cam 500.00 1000.00
      Digital/Movie Camera 5000.00 10000.00
    4. Feature Film per day (including videography)    
      Feature Film 100000/.00 200000.00
      Documentary Film 6000.00 12000.00
    5. Security Deposit for Film (per film)    
      Feature Film 100000.00 150000.00
      Documentary Film 25000.00 25000.00
    6. Forest Rest House (Per suite/per day) 300.00 900.00

  22. How to get a Guide for the Sanctuary?
  23. Guides are available at all the entry points. Booking clerk will help you to get a guide.

  24. How many persons are allowed in a Vehicle for the Sanctuary?
  25. As per the capacity of vehicle.

  26. Any exemption for the children in the Sanctuary?
  27. No

  28. Where to stay in Patna Bird Sanctuary?
  29. Forest Rest House and Private accommodations are available at  Agra.

  30. How to book for accommodation in Patna Bird Sanctuary?
  31. Accommodations can be booked at -  

    • Range Office
      Patna Bird Sanctuary
      Jalesar Tehsil, Etah, U.P.

  32.   What are the FRH  room tariff?

  33. S. No. Item Rate in Rs.
    Indian Foreigner
    1. Forest Rest House (Per suite/per day) 300.00 900.00

  34. How to make payments for the accommodation facility.
  35. A request application, along with demand draft, in favor of “Deputy Conservator of Forests, Patna Bird Sanctuary”.

  36. Do the Forest Rest Houses have Canteen Facility?
  37. Canteen facility is available only at Etah tourism range campus.
     

  38. How to make the cancellation of booked tickets?
  39. Once booked, tickets cannot be cancelled.

  40. What are the provisions for citizens of Nepal?
  41. As for Foreign Nationals.

  42. Where do I get more information on Patna Bird Sanctuary?
    • Deputy Conservator of Forests,

      National Chambal Sanctuary Project,
      Mau Road, Agra, U.P. Pin 282005
      Ph. No. 0562-2530091

    • Range Officer,

      Patna Bird Sanctuary,
      Jalesar, Etah. U.P.


  43. What are mandatory documents that I need to carry during the Sanctuary Visits?
  44. For Indian nationals - A photo ID, For Foreign nationals - Passport.

  45. What are the precautions I need to take for my safety while in the Sanctuary?
  46. Do's and don’ts are displayed at many places in the Sanctuary.

    • Fire-arms of any kind are not permitted.
    • Pets are not allowed.
    • Entry is permitted only for day time.[Sunrise to Sunset]
    • Littering of garbage is not allowed.
    • Smoking in the Jungle/Sanctuary is strictly prohibited.
    • Playing transistors and tape recorders is not permitted.
    • Blowing of horns and driving above the speed limit is prohibited.
    • Teasing/irritating animals are not allowed.
    • Entry without valid permit is not allowed.

  47. What are the main species of birds in Patna Birds Sanctuary?
  48. The main species of birds in the Sanctuary are :-Comb Duck, Coots, Lesser Whistling Teal, Northern Pintail, Bar-headed Goose, Common shaddock, Marbled Duck, Pond Heron, Open --billed Stork,  Greylag Goose, Saras Crane, , Egrets, Flamingos , Great White Pelican, Cormorants, Cranes ,White Spoonbill, Black-Necked Stork, Peafowl, Cuckoos, Darters, White-breasted Kingfisher, Sandpipers, Common Teal. Gadwall, Mallard, Spot-billed Duck, Common Pochard, Red-crested Pochard, Ruddy Shaddock, Wigeon, Painted Stork, Tufted Duck, Tufted Pochard, etc.