Travel July 23, 2019
India has been the home for a variety of bird species, both native & migratory. The bird sanctuaries of the country can make you experience the sweet melodies of beautiful bird species. Watching the avians being fostered in their natural habitat is a pleasurable experience. No nature enthusiast can refrain from visiting these 7 best bird sanctuaries in India at least once in their lifetime. These bird havens will leave you awestruck with their natural picturesque beauty & the avians here are fabulous.
Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary
Keoladeo National Park or Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is an ideal sport for bird watchers. This place is in the route of many luxury trains. Covering an area of 28 sq. km, this sanctuary is the habitat for around 36 species of birds. Another 300 species of flowering plants & 13 species of snakes can be found here. Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary also has a variety of amphibians, turtles, fish, lizards & other fauna as its native.
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
It is one of the biggest bird sanctuaries in South India. Spread over an area of 40 acres, Ranganathittu is the home for around 170 species of birds. This sanctuary has a wide population of birds & small mammals. Ranganathittu is also known as the Pakshi Kashi of Karnataka. Lakhs of visitors are entertained by the sanctuary each year. Boat rides in the river, birdwatching & interpretation center are famous attractions to experience here.
Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary
Sultanpur sanctuary is situated in Gurgaon, NCR. It homes around 250 local species of birds. If you want to see black winged stilt, common teal, yellow wagtail, rosy pelican, northern shoveler, Greater flamingo, common greenshank, then you can visit here in winters. These are some exclusive migratory birds that can be seen in Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary. You need to pre-book the tour as only 10 people are allowed per-day here.
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Covering the beautiful backwater region of Kerala, Kumarakom sanctuary attracts avians like parrot, flycatcher, lark, teal, Brahminy kite, darter, egret & moorhen. For birdwatchers & nature enthusiasts who want to stay close to the natural environment, Kumarakom has a resort in the center. Tourists can hire a boat on the Kavanar River or Vembanad Lake to spot the birds & other species of fauna.
Mayani Bird Sanctuary
Apart from the usual busy lifestyle, Maharashtra has this exclusive gift of nature called Mayani Bird Sanctuary. More than 400 species of migratory birds can be seen here. The wetland ecosystem of this sanctuary beautiful with green forests & cactus plantations. The best time to witness the exotic birds is the winter season between November to January. Painted storks, black ibis, kingfishers & brahminy ducks are some varieties that can be spotted here.
Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary
Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary is one of the few in Uttar Pradesh. The area is situated around a freshwater lake & houses around 250 bird species. Pintail, red crested pochard, white ibis & purple moorhen are some interesting bird varieties that can be spotted here. Birdwatching towers are there to click pictures & look closely at the birds. Also, the deer park & boat rides in the lake are an interesting activity.
Chilika Lake Bird Sanctuary
The Chilika lake is in Puri district, Odisha. It is the largest brackish water lake in Asia. November to February is the peak season for over 160 species of birds to visit the Chilika Bird Sanctuary. Gulls, flamingoes, white bellied sea eagles & ospreys are popular varieties of exotic birds which can be seen here. Overall, it is a great place for birdwatchers & nature lovers.
All these famous bird sanctuaries can be explored by booking a tour package with Footloose Holidays. Send yourself on a tranquilizing journey to these lands of beautiful avians & lose yourself in their melodies.