|Tilyar Lake, Rohtak, Haryana, India|
तिलयार झील, रोहतक, हरियाणा, भारत
|Location||Rohtak district, Haryana, India|
|Primary inflows||Canal water|
|Surface area||132 acres (0.53 km2)|
|Average depth||10 ft (3.0 m)|
Tilyar Lake (Hindi: तिलयार झील, रोहतक, हरियाणा, भारत) is one of the major tourist attractions in the Indian state of Haryana. It is 70 kilometers from New Delhi on the Delhi – Fazilka highway and is located close to the city of Rohtak in Haryana.
The Tilyar Lake is only 42 km from Delhi border and Tilyar Zoo at Rohtak is well maintained (entry fee: INR10 - adults, INR5 - kids) and worth visiting specially for families. Fishing is permissible at Tilyar Lake after paying INR200 fishing fee.
The lake lies in a 132-acre (0.53 km2) area and forms an integral part of the tourist setup, making it one of the greenest stretches in the adjoining area. The spacious lawns and the scenery on view make this resort a great place to relax, and people visit from as far away as Mumbai. It is also an excellent spot for watching a variety of birds that flock on the little island located in the middle of the lake. ENtry to Tilyar lake is free. The lake complex also houses Rohtak Zoo.
Harayana had many mini zoos spread across the state. In 2001 the Government of Haryana decided to shut these down and replace them with well developed viable zoos, this included setting up the zoo at Rohtak within Tilyar Lake complex. As a result, enclosures for housing animals and aviaries for birds were built. Visitor facilities such as landscaping, walkways & trials, gardens, hillocks, lakes, artificial waterfalls, cafe, visitor toilets & resting shelters, watch towers, drinking water facilities etc. were created. Entry is only INR10 for adults and INR5 for kids.
The following animals have been housed in this zoo:
A travelogue collage of pictures of Tilyar Lake and Zoo is available here and below are some of the pictures of species found at the zoo (pictures for representation only):
- Page 149, India: A Travel Guide, By B.R. Kishore, published 2001, Diamond Pocket Books (P) Limited, ISBN 81-284-0067-3
- India Mapped: Tilyar Zoo
- Destination of the week : Tilyar Zoo Rohtak - by Indrajit Gehlot
- http://myjourneythroughindia.wordpress.com/tag/tilyar-zoo-rohtak-haryana/ My journey through India
- Tilyar lake travalogue
- List of zoos who have submitted their master plan Archived 4 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine.
- Haryana Forests Dept Archived 12 May 2014 at the Wayback Machine.