Attraction Type : Nature & Wildlife
457-acre wetland & grass landscape with a variety of flora & fauna, including herbs & fruits.
The Yamuna Biodiversity Park was developed in two phases in two different areas — on the inactive floodplains of the river in Phase I and on the active floodplains in Phase II. Phase I is spread out over an area of 157 acres near the village of Wazirabad.
Around a 100 species of grass were planted as an early measure to ameliorate the quality of the soil. Initially, the area was highly alkaline with a pH of 9.8. Many species of grasses such as Leptochloa fusca, Vetiveria zizanoides, Bothriochloa species, Cenchrus ciliaris, Cenchrus setigerus etc. along with many native legume species such as Rhynchosia species, Indigophera tinctoria, Indigophera linifolia, Sesbania sesban were utilized not just to increase the nutrient levels but also to initiate microbial activities in the soil.
Entry timing - 10:30am and 2:30pm (Monday to saturday), Closed on Sunday