Visiting Wild Life Sanctuary

You have every right to enjoy the calmness, tranquility and serenity of the Nature but no right to spoil its beauty.






To visit Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary, you have to give application/request letter to Conservator of Forests & Chief Wildlife Warden, U.T. Chandigarh for seeking entry permit. Your application should contain following informations :-

  • Place to be visited i.e. Nepli or Kansal.
  • Number of persons in your group.
  • Mode of journey.
  • Date and time of the visit.
  • Full address and telephone number of the applicant.


There are two entry gates to the Sanctuary i.e. Kansal gate and Nepli gate. The route to Kansal gate is via ‘Khuda Alisher’ village or ‘Kaimbwala’ village of U.T. Chandigarh. The route to Nepli gate is via ‘Suketri’ village of Haryana.

As per the carrying capacity of Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary, maximum 200 persons can visit the Sanctuary everyday. So the permit for maximum 100 persons can be issued for Nepli and 100 persons for Kansal forests. The permits are issued on first come first basis.

Conditions to be followed during the visit to Wildlife Sanctuary

Proper conservation and protection of wildlife is the primary concern of the Department. To ensure this, the visitors have to strictly follow the following conditions:-

  • No shooting, hunting and teasing of wild animals will be carried out.
  • Carrying of Arms/ammunition is prohibited.
  • No damage to flora will be carried out.
  • Complete cleanliness will be ensured in the Sanctuary including inspection Huts/Rest Houses and its surrounding grassy lawns.
  • No loudspeaker /Music system is allowed.
  • Carrying of plastic bags and containers inside the Sanctuary is prohibited.
  • Cooking food or lighting fire is strictly prohibited.

Items allowed to be taken inside the Sanctuary

One can take the following items inside the sanctuary:

  • Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Umbrella
  • Stick
  • Prepared food/ eatables
  • Water bottle.



One can visit the Wildlife Sanctuary from sunrise to sunset. No visitor is allowed to stay inside the sanctuary during night. The sanctuary remains open on Saturday, Sunday also.