Abounding in flora and fauna, the Bir Bhunerheri Wildlife Sanctuary boasts a variety of species like blackbuck, sambar, blue bull, hog deer, porcupine, jackal, jungle cats and a variety of partridges, dove, parakeets, spotted owlet, quails and pigeons, amidst the rich growth of mixed deciduous trees like kikar, shisham and jamun that give shelter to wildlife. Declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1972, it was the erstwhile hunting grounds of the princely state of Patiala. Located on the outskirts of Patiala, the sanctuary is sprawled over an area of 661 hectare and is divided into two by a road running through it. Of the total area of the sanctuary, about 240 hectare has been fenced. It is a serene and lush forest where one can spot wildlife at close quarters.

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