Soor Sarovar Bird Sanctuary)
Soor Sarovar Bird Sanctuary is more popularly known as Keetham Lake, after the lake and the surrounding area which constitute the sanctuary. Keetham Lake, a haven for waterfowl, was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1991. The lake is home to over 126 species of migratory and resident waterfowl.
Initially covering a modest are of 4.03 sq kms, the Forest Department later expanded the sanctuary area to cover 8 sq kms by planting trees around the lake to increase the green cover for its wild animals.
Soor Sarovar Bird Sanctuary is conveniently situated on the Delhi-Agra highway. Cars are allowed for some of the way inside before the road peters into a walking path. The woods are situated along the walking path with several small trails leading inside. Here, one can hear the rustle of the leaves, the muffled sounds of wild animals moving and even the occasional hiss of snakes. Hog deer, Spotted Deer, Nilgai and Monitor Lizards can be easily seen in the woods.
How to Get There
The sanctuary is located in Agra district on Delhi-Agra Highway, 170 km from Delhi and 30 km from Agra.