Have you ever wondered at the amazing flying skill of the winged creatures? I think, we all wonder at this. It is the mystical ability of the winged creatures, known as birds which make us feel attracted towards them. That is why lots of tourists visit bird sanctuaries throughout the world. India houses many bird sanctuaries that are aimed at preserving these innocent and beautiful creatures. Nal Sarovar bird sanctuary located in Gujarat is one of the important bird sanctuaries in the country.
It is the largest wetland bird sanctuary in Gujarat and one of the largest in the country.
Area and Location:
The sanctuary is located at about 64 km to the west of Ahmedabad, the state capital. There is huge lake in the sanctuary that measures 123 sq km. The total area of the sanctuary is almost 115 sq km.
Nal Sarovar bird sanctuary is the home to a large number of residential and migratory birds. The shallow area and small ponds on the outer fringes of the lake attract many birds who feed on the shallow waters. The main bird population includes spoonbill, kingfisher, fishing eagles, pelicans, saras cranes, White Storks, Brahminy Ducks, Rosy Pelicans, Flamingoes, White Storks, Brahminy Ducks from Tibet and Herons. You will also find many species of pigeons and predators like hawks, eagles, sparrow hawks.
It is not that you will watch only birds, but will find many animals in the sanctuary. Many species of wild asses and blackbuck are found in the sanctuary. The floral species will also impress you. Many aquatic animals like fishes and crabs find their refuge in the lake of the park.
Best time to visit:
Winter and spring remain the best time to visit the sanctuary. At that time you would be able to watch a large number of migratory birds. Generally November to February is the time when oodles of tourist come to this sanctuary.
There are a number of budget and luxury hotels in Ahmedabad. So choose one that suits your preferences.
How to reach the park?
You have to travel around 65 km from Ahmedabad to reach the sanctuary. So you can take private buses or opt for public transport.
Nal Sarovar bird sanctuary is one of the premier tourist destinations in Gujarat. Steal some moments from your busy life and make a trip to this sanctuary. Watch the 250 species of birdlife that will keep a mark in your memory.