* Welcome To Kalesar
Kalesar is spread over 60 acres of lush green hillside along Yamuna River, surrounded by over 50,000 acres of reserved forest and situated 5500 feet above sea level. Kalesar is situated on the boarders of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, U.P. and Uttarnchal on the road lead to Paonta Sahib.
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* Geography *
Climate :
The district has subtropical continental monsoon climate where we find seasonal rhythm, hot summers, cool winter, unreliable rainfalls and great variation in temperature. In winters frost sometime occurs during December and January. This district occasional winter rains from cyclones. There in falls is mostly restricted to rainy seasons. Area experiences extreme climate conditions May & June are the hottest months while December and January are the coldest. Maximum and Minimum temperature on average goes as high as 44 degree centigrade temperature starts rising steadily from February onwards till the on set of monsoon kalesar receive second highest rainfall after Panchkula district in the state. The average annual rainfall of the district comes out to be 970.33. The annual rainfall from 1992 to 2005 recorded at various rainfall gauge stations in the district is attached.
Sal Tree :
Sal (Shorea robusta) is a tall handsome tree providing very good quality timber. Its botanical family is dipterocarpaceae. In local languages it is called salwa, sakhu, sakher, shal, kandar and sakwa. Sal is a gregarious species and it forms the dominant composition in the forests where it occurs. It grows well in a well-drained, moist, sandy loam soil. It is a moderate to slow growing species and can attain a height upto 35 m and a girth of about 2 to 2.5 m in about 100 years under favorable conditions.

Sal trees are found from Burma in the East, to Assam, Bengal, Nepal, the Deccan Plateau, going up to the foothills of the Shivaliks on the left bank of the Yamuna river. In Haryana, Sal can be found in the Morni Hills and the Kalesar forest. Sal grows well in low height plains to foothills viz. Shivaliks from 200 to 1200 meters above mean sea level. But Sal growing in Nepal and Singhbhum district of Bihar are considered to be the best variety.The bole of Sal tree is erect and cylindrical. The crown tends to be linear and sharp topped in young trees and round to flat in older ones.
sal tree
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