Fascinating Bird Sanctuaries in India- Ngtraveller
Before we dive into the list, here's something you might want to know. You can visit a bird sanctuary or even a wildlife sanctuary in India at any time of the year. But for the best experience, we recommend that you explore it during winter. This is because this is the season when you will also see migratory birds.
Now, take a look at the list and see which you think is the best bird sanctuary in India and which one to visit first. Regardless of what you choose to visit, you'll find the best flight and hotel deals here to help you plan your trip.
Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Rajasthan
The first bird sanctuary in India on our list takes us to Bharatpur, Rajasthan. Yes, we are talking about the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. Or Keoladeo National Park, which is its current name! Here, you will see more than 360 species of birds. Cranes, swans, geese, ducks, eagles, hawks, stingers, larks, larks, and some of them! We know you will be busy with all those birds, but have you noticed the natural beauty of this place, it is truly beautiful! If you plan to visit it, the best way to get to this shrine would be a flight to Delhi and then by bus to Bharatpur.
Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary, Haryana
This is another great bird sanctuary in India for bird lovers and also for all nature lovers. This sanctuary is home to 250 species of birds. And yes, a host of migratory birds from around the world come to this sanctuary every winter. Some of the birds you are sure to find here are the black-necked stork, the white-throated kingfisher, the great white heron, and the red-necked pigeon.
Here's how you can plan a visit. Take a flight to Delhi and from there a taxi will bring you here!
Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Goa
You may have heard of the famous ornithologist Salim Ali. He was very inspired by it, which is why this bird sanctuary is named after him. The bird sanctuary is located among the mangroves. After your trip to Goa, you can arrive by ferry. Once you arrive, you will definitely get lost in its green scenery and breathtaking scenery.
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Getting to the birds! Here you will see Malabar trogons, drongs, cormorants, wagtails, gray herons, woodpeckers, egrets, curlews, kites and many more. Did you know that this sanctuary is also a great place for birds to mate due to its thriving ecosystem? Well now you have it!
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Kerala
This lush green sanctuary is home to many seasonal birds. During winter, you will be amazed by the thousands of migratory birds that come to this refuge from Siberia and the Himalayas. These are some of the birds that you can see throughout the year! Paradise flycatchers, goldback woodpeckers, and Brahmini kites! Take our advice and go sailing. Watching waterfowl on the boats is one of the best things to do in Kumarakom. We are sure you are excited to be here. And for that, all you have to do is take a flight to Kochi followed by a taxi to Kumarakom!
Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary, Tamil Nadu
We said India's first bird sanctuary would be on the list, here it is! Take a flight to Chennai, then a taxi to Vedanthangal and you will be at the oldest bird sanctuary. Let's delve into the fascinating history of this place. It was a hunting ground for gentlemen during the 18th century, which is why it was known as "The Town of Fishermen". In 1938, the hunting grounds were turned into a beautiful bird sanctuary.
Now, let's see what birds you can find here. Gray pelican, snake bird, bell spot, and shoveler are some of the birds you can see here. Plus, more than 40,000 migratory birds visit during the winter!