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10 Best Bird Watching Destinations in India

India, the most exhilarating bird watching destination in the world, showcases the serene evergreen forests, huge landscapes, magnificent grasslands, and exquisite bird species that blend into each other like fine thread. The Indian subcontinent nurtures more than 1300 species of birds making it a dream destination for bird watchers and ornithologists. The geography, topography, climate and appropriate habitat are the factors that make India one of the great destinations for breeding and surviving of birds.

As time passes, new additions of bird species are added to the list such as Nepal Wren Babbler seen around the Himalayan forests but other varieties like Scops Owl and Bugun Liocichla are now globally extinct along with Pink-headed Duck, Green Peafowl and Himalayan Quail on the extreme verge of extinction. The ‘Great Indian Bustard’, ‘Red headed Vulture’, ‘Bengal Florican’ and most importantly ‘Siberian Crane’ are considered critically endangered species in India but made the Bharatpur Sanctuary an international destination for birding tourism and demanded the government build a livable habitat for birds.

India harbours a huge number of national parks and bird sanctuaries which are highly rich in flora and fauna and widely popular among tourists. Are you looking for some of the best places for birdwatching in India to spend your holiday? Well, you are in luck! Pack your binoculars and join us on this journey to explore some of the top bird watching destinations in India below.

Here is a list of the top 10 Best Bird Watching Destinations in India which will delight your heart:

Name of the Bird watching Destinations State
Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary Rajasthan
Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary Haryana
Chilka Lake Bird Sanctuary Odisha
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary Karnataka
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary Kerala
Neora Valley National Park West Bengal
Kaziranga National Park Assam
Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary Uttarakhand
Thattekad Bird Sanctuary Kerala
Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary Gujarat

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Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Rajasthan

Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary

Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is a vast sanctuary of Rajasthan also known as Keoladeo National Park. The Bharatpur Sanctuary is widely famous for its diverse habitat and is listed among UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites, Ramsar Site as well as IBA (Important Bird Area). The bird sanctuary is a birdwatcher’s paradise and the reserve is locally known as Ghana which is surrounded by grasslands, woodlands and wetlands.

One of the most interesting facts to know about this place is that this was once a waterfowl hunting ground for the royal kingdoms and Britishers but later got converted into a refuge for birds and other wildlife in the year 1971. Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is now home to over 400 bird species which makes it one of the top 10 bird sanctuaries in India for bird watching as every year more than thousands of migratory birds visit the park for winter breeding. The establishment is man-made and is well known for nesting the local and migratory birds along with aquatic birds which includes Painted storks, Spoonbills, Darters, Purple Heron, Indian cormorant, Indian nightjar, Spotted owlet, Indian courser and several other.
One can hire a cycle rickshaw safari or walk freely around the sanctuary to spot the exotic birds and small animals living in the area. The place is a delight for both birdwatchers and photographers. Apart from birding and photography, people can also enjoy many adventurous activities like rappelling, zip-lining, rifle shooting, archery, pipe walking, horizontal ladder, Burma bridge and many others around the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary.

Timings: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

How to Reach?

Jaipur, Agra, Lucknow and Delhi are the nearest airports from where regular flights run daily.  Bharatpur Junction is the nearest railway station to reach the destination. One can easily hire a cab or taxi to reach Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary or can also reach Bharatpur via NH11.

Best Time to Visit:

The Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary stays open all time around the year. Although August to November is the best time to witness and capture the photographs of Local Birds and October to February is the ideal time to explore Migratory Birds of this sanctuary.

Nearby Tourist Attractions:

  • Deeg Palace
  • Bharatpur Palace
  • Ganga Mandir
  • Government Museum Bharatpur
  • Lohagarh Fort
  • Laxman Mandir
  • Bankey Bihari Temple
  • Kaman

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Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary, Haryana

Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary

Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary provides a perfect getaway to spend your weekend in the lap of nature. The sanctuary will be an amazing destination for nature lovers and bird enthusiasts as it is home to both local and migratory birds. Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary in Gurgaon – Farukh Nagar, Haryana is at a distance of 40 kilometres from Dhaula – Kuan in Delhi.

Presently the Haryana Government declared the Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary as a National Park because of its wide variety of resident and migratory birds which makes it one of the best birding places in north India. These migratory birds come from incredible continents and countries covering huge distances like Europe, Siberia and Central Asia. One can find approximately 250 species of birds at this bird watching hotspot during the peak season. Resident birds at the sanctuary include Common hoopoe, Purple sunbird, Painted stork, Black francolin, Indian roller, spotted owlet, bank mynah, and several others. The winter migratory birds here include the Siberian crane, Greater flamingo, Black winged stilt, White wagtail, Rosy pelican, Spotted redshank, Eurasian wigeon, along with summer migratory birds such as Asian koel, Grey heron, Indian golden oriole, Blue cheeked bee eater, cuckoos and many other bird species.

For birdwatchers, ornithologists and photographers, there are huge towers placed at different points in this area to get the best view of these beautiful and unique birds. There’s also an Educational Interpretational Centre that offers proper guidance for knowing the region.

Timings: 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM (Closed on Tuesday)

How to Reach?

The nearest airport to visit the Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary is Indira Gandhi International Airport which is 48 kilometres away. Gurgaon Junction which is approximately 46 kilometres from the sanctuary is the nearest railhead. Metro services are also available from Delhi to Gurgaon. After reaching, one can take autos, cabs or personally drive to reach the Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary.

Best Time to Visit

The months of winter are said to be the ideal time of the year for exploring and witnessing the distinct migratory birds. Therefore, the months of September to February are the best months of the year for birdwatching. Even in summer, one can get to see summer migratory birds in the area.

Nearby Tourist Attractions

  • Sheetala Devi Temple
  • Qutub Minar
  • Damdama Lake
  • Garden of Five Senses
  • Golden Greens Golf and Resort
  • Baoli Ghaus Ali Shah
  • Cawn Sarai
  • John Hall

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Chilka Lake Bird Sanctuary, Odisha

Chilka Lake Bird Sanctuary

Odisha’s Chilika is home to Asia’s largest saltwater pond thus creating it as a haven for both migratory and resident birds and making it one of the best places to go birding in India. The sanctuary covers an area of approximately 1100 square kilometres and is believed to be in the shape of pear fruit. The sanctuary is spread widely covering the regions of Puri, Khurda and Ganjam districts.

The Chilka Lake Bird Sanctuary consists of a wide range of flora, fauna and aquatic species which makes it a delight for both nature photographers and bird watchers. The bird sanctuary is home to more than 160 species of birds that travel to this sanctuary from different parts of the world which include the Caspian Sea, Lake Baikal, the Aral Sea, Kirghiz steppes of Mongolia, Central and Southeast Asia, the Himalayas and remote parts of Russia. The birds can be seen flying and breeding around the Chilika lake creating a scenic view for the visitors.

People visiting the sanctuary for birdwatching and photography choose boat safaris and also enjoy the sunrise and sunset around the lake. The Chilika Lake attracts an array of migratory birds that include white-bellied sea eagles, purple moorhen, Greylag geese, jacana, flamingos and herons. The sanctuary is said to be the biggest breeding harbour for Flamingos in the world.

Timings: 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM

How to Reach?

Bhubaneswar Airport which is 120 kilometres away is the nearest airport to Chilika Lake and Bhubaneswar and Puri Railway Stations are the major railway stations. Balugaon is the local railway station here. Regular trains run from all the major cities of the country. People can also travel by roadways as Odisha has well-constructed roads. NH-5 will be the best route to reach the sanctuary. Visitors can also take bus services or hire autos, rickshaws or cabs to travel.

Best Time to Visit

Chilka Lake Bird Sanctuary can be visited any time of year except monsoon season as it is a coastal region. The best time to visit the sanctuary is during the months of October to March as winter brings unique and attractive migratory birds from different parts of the world.

Nearby Tourist Attractions

  • Banapur
  • Salia Dam
  • Puri
  • Narayani
  • Brahmaputra
  • Satapada
  • Nalabana
  • Bird Island
  • Kalijai Island
  • Mangalajodi

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Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, Karnataka

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

Karnataka being a combination of mega cities, magnificent national parks, striking beaches, ancient relics, and famous destinations encompasses the coastline of the Arabian Sea. The sanctuary is located in the Mandya district of Karnataka. Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary is said to be one of the most famous bird watching destinations in India because it is a land of colourful bird species that provide unique learning experiences to visitors of all ages and interests.

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary comprises an area of 67 square kilometres and is the largest bird sanctuary in the state which consists of six small islands close to the Kaveri River. The sanctuary is a great place for nature lovers and bird watchers as the destination offers many opportunities which include birdwatching, boating, nature photography, and several other things. The sanctuary is one of the best places for bird photography because it is home to a wide variety of bird species notably around 170 bird species which include the Asian Openbill Stork, Black headed Ibis, Woolly necked Stork, Common Spoonbill, Painted Stork, River Terns, Egrets, Indian Roller, Spot billed Pelicans and many others.

Apart from birdwatching, one can also get a view of marsh crocodiles during the boat rides, trained officials are always present as guides. The biodiversity hub also houses Bonnet Macaque, Flying Fox, Indian grey mongoose, Monitor lizard and many other wildlife species. The sanctuary is the perfect place to relax and explore the hidden side of nature along with friends and family.

Timings: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

How to Reach?

The Mysore Airport is the nearest airport to the sanctuary and the Srirangapatna Railway Station is the closest to reach the sanctuary as it is only 5 km away. One can even opt for walking to reach the sanctuary while enjoying the nearby views around. From Mysore city, the sanctuary is 19 kilometres away and can be easily accessed via road. One can hire a cab, taxi or take a bus to travel. There are government as well as private buses that run between Mysore and Srirangapatna.

Best Time to Visit

One can visit the Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary at any time of the year but the best time to visit is during the winter months between November to March. These months are ideal for exploring the beauty of this region and witnessing the various migratory bird species that come from different parts of the globe.

Nearby Tourist Attractions

  • Devaraja Market
  • Srirangapatna Fort
  • Mysore Palace
  • Melkote
  • Gumbaz Burial Chamber
  • Venugopala Swamy Temple
  • Karanji Lake
  • Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens
  • Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple

Also Read: Top Bird Sanctuaries around Bangalore

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Kerala

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary nestled in the Kottayam district is also known as Vembanad Bird Sanctuary because it is very close to the Vembanad Lake. Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary which was known as Baker’s Estate dates back to the year 1847 when George Alfred Baker started the rubber plantation in the area. The sanctuary is the first scientifically formed and preserved sanctuary in India that is home to about 180 species of birds. The sanctuary is spread across an area of 14 acres and is in close proximity to Kerala’s largest lake. The resident and migratory birds can be seen flying around the lake creating a picturesque view for the visitors. The untouched land, fertile soil, suitable habitat and tropical mangroves together contribute to the abundant avian life here.

This bird sanctuary is quite famous among bird watchers for its wide variety of bird species which include waterfowl, cuckoo, owl, egret, moorhen, darter, heron, Brahminy Kite, and migratory birds like Siberian Crane, Lark, Parrot, teal, Steppe eagle, Booted eagle, flycatchers, Purple moorhens, and many others that fly here from distance places. Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is among the top birding places in south India because it provides an ultimate paradise for birdwatchers and ornithologists. One can enjoy the surroundings of the sanctuary while doing boat safaris. Houseboat and motorboat cruises are also available around the sanctuary.

Timings: 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM

How to Reach?

Cochin International Airport which is approximately 94 kilometres from the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is the closest, NH 66 will be the best route from the airport to reach the sanctuary. The nearest railway station is Kottayam railway station which is connected with all the major cities of the country and is only 12 km from the sanctuary. Hire cabs, taxis, autos or take bus services to visit this sanctuary. The roads are well constructed here which help to connect with the nearby cities like Kochi, Kottayam, Kakkanad, and Alappuzha. It will take only a one hour drive from these cities to reach the sanctuary.

Best Time to Visit

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary should be visited in the months of November to February, migratory birds come here from far off destinations to enjoy the pleasant and suitable habitat. For exploring the resident birds, June to August is the best time to spot them. The region of Kerala experiences a moderate climate so travelling here at any time of the year remains pleasant.

Nearby Tourist Attractions

  • Aruvikkuzhi Waterfall
  • Nehru Snake Boat Race
  • Vembanad Lake
  • Vagamon Hill Station
  • Alleppey Beach
  • Alappuzha Lighthouse
  • Marari Beach
  • Jatayu Rock

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Neora Valley National Park, West Bengal

Neora Valley National Park

Neora Valley National Park of West Bengal provides a magnificent opportunity to witness the distinct species of birds while strolling through the stunning valleys of the region. Neora is located in the Kalimpong district of Eastern Himalayas, the valley got its name from the nearby flowing River Neora. Exploring the biodiversity of the park is a blissful treat for bird lovers, wildlife enthusiasts, and nature photographers. Neora Valley is considered one of the most biologically rich areas in the Indian subcontinent and spans over an area of 90 square kilometres.

The climate of the region makes it a suitable habitat for more than 265 bird species. Winter is said to be the best season for bird watching in India and spotting these beautiful creatures in the valley of the Himalayas provides a fascinating view for visitors. The wide variety of avian species found in this region are unique and rare, tourists from far off places visit this national park to witness these birds which include the Satyr Tragopan, the Rusty Bellied Shortwing, Rufous throated Partridge, and White-tailed robin. Looking at the birds flying around and resting in their nests with their babies provides a great enjoyment and mind-blowing experience that can’t be missed.

Timings: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (Closed on Thursday)

How to Reach?

Bagdogra Airport will be the closest airport to reach the park as it connects all the domestic flights in the country. The airport is around 115 kilometres from the national park. New Jalpaiguri Junction which is also known as NGP is the closest station, it is well known and well connected to all the other major railway stations. After getting down, one can easily rent a car or use a public bus to reach Neora. People living in nearby cities such as Cooch Behar, Siliguri, Jalpaiguri, and Kolkata can easily reach by renting a car.

Best Time to Visit

The Neora Valley National Park is visited by thousands of people every year. People who love witnessing unique and rare bird species should visit in the months of March and April. It is the spring season when the orchids and flowers bloom and the visuals are breathtaking. To get clear views of the mountains around, visit the region in the months of winter, October to January. The park stays closed in the monsoon season, mid-June to mid-September.

Nearby Tourist Attractions

  • Changey Waterfall
  • Kolakham Village
  • Kalimpong Science Centre
  • Deolo Hill
  • Morgan House
  • Ringking Farm
  • Thongsa Gompa
  • Mangal Dham

Also Read: Popular National Parks & Wildlife Sanctuaries in West Bengal

Kaziranga National Park, Assam

Kaziranga National Park Bird

Kaziranga National Park of Assam is a World Heritage Site covering an area of approximately 378 square kilometres. The park is situated on the northern and eastern boundaries of the Brahmaputra River and is among the best places to see migratory birds. The park’s region consists of tall grasslands, marshes, and forest areas that provide a suitable and perfect habitat to a wide range of bird species that live and travel from distinct destinations. The river bodies and lakes around the region ensure an adequate food source for these avian species.

The Kaziranga National Park houses more than 500 bird species including both resident and migratory birds. Some of the notable birds are the Great Indian hornbill, Bengal florican, Asian barred owlet, White winged duck, Indian roller and several species of eagles, herons, storks and waterfowl. Some of the rarest and most unique bird species found in the national park are Collared Treepie, Green tailed and Ruby cheeked Sunbird, Sultan tit, Scarlet backed Flowerpecker, long tailed Sibia, Mountain tailorbird and many others.

The park offers a heartwarming view and serene ambience to the tourists visiting this place. People who like to explore and collect information about endangered and unique bird species should visit this stunning location to see these colourful creatures flying and resting in their habitat. Visitors can get permission from the officials to explore the buffer zones or opt for jeep safaris to explore the core zones of the park.

Timings: 7:30 AM to 10:00 AM; 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

How to Reach?

Guwahati International Airport and Jorhat Airport are the two nearest airports to the park which are at a distance of 217 kilometres and 97 kilometres respectively. The nearest railway station to Kaziranga National Park is Furkating which is only 75 kilometres from the park. One can even get down at Guwahati Railway Station or Jorhat Railway Station to visit this destination. The airport and railways are very well connected to all the major cities of the country. After landing, one can hire a cab or taxi directly to reach the park or go to the bus stand to take bus services. The main gate of the Kaziranga National Park is situated in a small town, Kohora that lies on NH37 that connects with the nearby cities.

Best Time to Visit

The Kaziranga National Park stays open from October to April and the best time to visit is between November and March. The weather is quite cool and pleasant during the winter season which provides a suitable environment for the wildlife and birds here. Birdwatching and wildlife safaris are best during these months. The national park is located very close to the Brahmaputra River therefore the region gets flooded during the monsoon season.

Nearby Tourist Attractions

  • Panbari Reserve Forest
  • Manas National Park
  • Kakochang Waterfall
  • The Orang National Park
  • Agnigarh Hill
  • Kalia Bhomora Setu
  • Chitralekha Udyan
  • Tea Gardens

Also Read: Top Things to Do in and around Kaziranga

Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, Uttarakhand

Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary

A diverse range of flora and fauna surrounds the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary in Uttarakhand. Binsar, a beautiful village was once a summer capital of the Chand Dynasty rulers and therefore the wildlife sanctuary got its name from this village. The sanctuary covers an area of about 45 square kilometres which consists of different vegetation and wildlife species. Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary is also widely famous for its bird population and gives a huge chance for sighting the pretty Himalayan birds such as the Himalayan Monal and the Kalij Pheasant.

The Wildlife Sanctuary houses more than 250 species of birds which makes it an ideal spot for bird lovers and nature lovers. People from distinct parts of the world visit this wildlife sanctuary to explore the resident and migratory birds of the region as it is among the best birdwatching sites in the country. Some of the rarest species are found in this sanctuary which are Blackbirds, Nuthatches, Forktail, Laughingthrush, Magpies, Koklas, Woodpeckers, and many others. The sanctuary provides a perfect setting and suitable environment for these avian species. Walking around the sanctuary and exploring these birds flying around or resting in their nests is once in a lifetime experience. A guide is provided with each group during their strolls in the sanctuary.

Timings: 9:00 AM to 7:30 PM

How to Reach?

Pantnagar Airport which is 152 kilometres from Binsar is the closest airport to reach this location. Kathgodam is the closest railway station to reach Binsar. The railways and airways are connected to all the major cities of India and visiting Binsar in Uttarakhand is easily accessible through these routes. Regular flights and trains run daily to all the cities of the country. Outside the airport and stations, one can easily get taxis, cabs or even government buses to reach the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary. The towns of Uttarakhand are well connected to Binsar and hence one can easily move around the town through these transportation facilities.

Best Time to Visit

The town of Binsar in Uttarakhand stays pleasant throughout the year, yet to enjoy the wildlife sighting and birdwatching opportunities, one should visit between the months of February to April and October and November. The spring and autumn months are the perfect time to experience the magnificent landscapes here. The temperature here remains around 23 degrees Celsius in these months which provides cool and comfortable weather for visitors.

Nearby Tourist Attractions

  • Binsar Zero Point
  • Maa Nanda Devi Mandir
  • Kasar Devi Temple
  • Chitai Golu Devta Temple
  • Bineshwar Mahadev Temple
  • Khali Estate
  • Katarmal Sun Temple

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Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, Kerala

Thattekad Bird Sanctuary

Thattekad Bird Sanctuary which was designed by the famous ornithologist Dr. Salim Ali, also known as ‘The Birdman of India’ created this birder’s paradise in Kerala. Presently the sanctuary is also known by the name of Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary and maintains the richest habitat for the bird species in Peninsular India. The sanctuary is nestled around the western ghats along the Periyar River.

The sanctuary is believed to be one of the most popular birding destinations in India as it is the first sanctuary in Kerala and comprises more than 270 bird species both residential and migratory. The most common bird species found here are the black winged kites, bee eaters, shrike, sunbirds, and grey headed fishing eagles. The vegetation of the sanctuary includes teak and sandalwood and provides a suitable habitat for these avian species. The lively environment inside the sanctuary with the songs of the birds attracts tourists from all over the world. Ornithologists and nature photographers visit the sanctuary to see some of these magnificent birds which are the Nilgiri Laughingthrush, the Malabar Grey Hornbill, and the Broad-tailed Grassbird.

Walking trails are made all over the sanctuary to explore the sections inside and witness these colourful creatures. Professionals and guides are always present to provide vast knowledge on each of these avian species. Apart from bird watching one can enjoy butterfly watching, nature walks, photography, trekking and boating in the lushy environment.

Timings: 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM

How to Reach?

One can easily reach Thattekad Bird Sanctuary in Kerala because the roadways, railways and airways are easily accessible and well connected. The Kochi International Airport is the closest whereas the Aluva Railway Station is the nearest railhead to reach the sanctuary. One can easily get an auto, rickshaw, cab or any means of transportation to visit the sanctuary. State run and private buses are available in the city that connects with other major cities.

Best Time to Visit

The time of October to March is the most happening time in this sanctuary as it is the breeding of these birds. One can easily spot the maximum number of indigenous and migratory birds flying and breeding around the sanctuary in the months of winter. The time of summer and monsoon should be avoided as it gets too hot and humid and receives heavy rainfall respectively.

Nearby Tourist Attractions

  • Nadukani
  • Bhoothathankettu Dam
  • Kollakadavu Eco Point
  • Inchathotty Suspension Bridge
  • Malayattoor
  • Kodanad
  • Kalady
  • Wellington Island

Also Read: Kerala Travel & Tourism Guide

Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary, Gujarat

Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary

Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary being the largest wetland bird sanctuary in Gujarat comprises a large lake and area of around 123 square kilometres. The lake attracts the birds here from far off destinations. The lake here is surrounded by swamps and marshes providing a suitable habitat for the avian species.

The sanctuary in Gujarat is home to more than 250 bird species including pelicans, egrets, flamingos, herons, cranes, and many more. Every year, a huge flock of migratory birds make Nal Sarovar their home and stay here for a few months making it one of the top birdwatching sites in Gujarat. Migratory birds from Siberia, Oman, UAE and other parts along with resident birds which include Rosy pelicans, Lesser and Greater flamingos, Crakes, Brahminy ducks, Bitterns, Grebes and a lot more can be seen here during the months of winter.

The people visiting here can enjoy a lot of activities which include bird watching, nature photography, bamboo boating and horseback riding. Boat safaris are provided to explore the wide ranges of the sanctuary. On weekends, the sanctuary is the busiest and most popular sightseeing spot for tourists in Ahmedabad, especially visited by nature lovers and birdwatchers.

Timings: 6:00 AM to 5:30 PM

How to Reach?

Sardar Vallabhai Airport is the nearest airport and is situated in Ahmedabad, Nal Sarovar is about 64 kilometres from Ahmedabad city. The flights are connected to all major cities of the country like Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore and many others. Viramgam Railway Station is the closest railhead for this sanctuary. The nearest bus station, Viramgam is about 40 kilometres away. It is best to hire cabs and taxis before travelling to Ahmedabad so tourists can have a hassle-free journey.

Best Time to Visit

As soon as the autumn season starts arriving in India, huge flocks of migratory birds are seen coming to the Indian subcontinent to breed and make these regions their homes for a few months. The best time to visit the Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary is during November to April, winter and spring seasons when these colourful creatures fly and rest across the sanctuary. These months provide a cool and comfortable climate for tourists to explore and visit.

Nearby Tourist Attractions

  • Utelia
  • Wadhwan
  • Zanzari Waterfall
  • Wild Ass Sanctuary
  • Thol Lake Sanctuary
  • Lothal
  • Indroda Nature Park

Also Read: Wildlife Tourism in Gujarat

For birders, photographers, and ornithologists, the Indian subcontinent is the perfect ground to witness and explore the rarest and unique bird species of different continents. The national parks, wildlife reserves and bird sanctuaries in the country provide a suitable environment and liveable habitat for these species who travel from far off destinations and breed here.

Winter and spring are the best times to witness these magnificent species. So, if you’re planning to make a trip and get the best bird watching experience, choose from the list above and explore the best of these locations. Whether you are a nature lover, a photographer or an ornithologist, these 10 destinations offer something for everyone. These places are a perfect getaway to explore the beauty of nature and the diverse birdlife of India.

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Published: 27 Mar, 2024

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Moumita Kundu is a dedicated writer and researcher covering topics related to travel, eco-friendly behavior, and sustainable living. She has turned her travel dreams into reality by penning travel blogs. Moumita writes with a creative flair, allowing her to share her insights and experiences. Beyond her talent as a writer, she harbors a genuine love for animals and those around her.