Sprawling over a large forest area near Vasant Kunj in South Delhi, Sanjay Van is a thickly wooded area that serves as the city’s green lungs. Stretching over 3 sq. km of area, the forest is home to several avifauna species and diverse varieties of trees. Because of the same, Sanjay Van is frequented by a lot of birdwatchers and also cyclists who come here to ride in and breathe fresh air in the morning.
Sanjay Van is a pleasant escape into nature from the chaos and din of the city. Considered to be a favourite of the naturalists, the forest is home to a rich wildlife. Aside from birds that include Eurasian golden oriole, purple sunbird, Asian koel, Brahminy starling, Indian silverbill, white-throated kingfisher, grey-breasted prinia, crested honey buzzard, rufous treepie, and Indian paradise flycatcher etc., the forest also conserves habitat for jackals, snakes, nilgais and several species of butterflies etc.
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