Q. “Kalesar National Park” is located in which of the following state?

[A] Haryana

[B] Punjab

[C] Maharashtra

[D] Madhya Pradesh

Answer: A

Explanation: Kalesar National Park is situated in the foot hills of Shiwalik ranges of mighty Himalayas. On map it is located between 300 18’ to 300 27’ North latitude & 770 18’ to 770 35’ East longitude.

  • It falls under Yamunanagar District of Haryana, sharing boundary with three States viz., Himachal Pradesh, Uttranchal & U.P.
  • The Yamuna River forms the Eastern boundary with Uttar Pradesh, the main Shiwalik ridge separates State boundary among Haryana, Himachal Pradesh & Uttaranchal in the north.
  • Kalesar National Park is named after the Kalesar (shiva) temple located in protected area.
  • The whole area is full of bio-diversity having dense Sal forests, Khair forests and patches of grass lands, which support an amazing variety of plants and animal species.
  • The park was declared as National Park on 8th December 2003 having an area of 11570 acres.
  • Just adjacent to the National Park is Kalesar Wildlife Sanctuary and it was notified on 13th December 1996, having an area of 13209 acres.

Source: https://haryanaforest.gov.in/centers/kalesar-national-park-district-yamunanagar/