India is home to some of the richest floras and faunas over the world, thanks to its large landscape and varying climatic conditions. The wildlife sanctuaries here in India are full of popular and unique species. There are more than 500 wildlife sanctuaries in India.
Some of the most notable birds and bird sanctuaries around the world are found in India. Be it the national bird – Peacock, Kingfisher, The Indian Eagle-Garuda or even migratory birds from all over the world, they all find their home in these Indian bird sanctuaries. There are more than 1300 birds’ species in India that have already been recorded.
Follows a list of the Most Popular Bird Sanctuaries India:
Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary:
Although the name has been changed to Keoladeo National Park, the bird sanctuary is still home to various bird species and is world famous. The place is crowded with birds during winters when over thousands of birds visit the place. An estimated 230 species of birds have been served by this bird sanctuary. The bird sanctuary is based in Bharatpur region of Rajasthan.
Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary:
This is the oldest water bird sanctuary in India and is situated in Tamil Nadu. Vedanthangal in Tamil measn – Hamlet of hunter, it was a hunting ground for local landlords in the early 18th century. It is home to thousands of domestic and migratory birds, some of the common names are: Cormorants, Darter, Moorhen, Night Herons, Paddy Bird, Painted Stork, Pintails, Pond Heron, Sandpiper, Shovellers, Terns, White Ibis and more.
Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary:
Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary is a very Popular National Park based in Sultanpur, Haryana. It was declared as a national park in 1991. This bird sanctuary is visited by a large number of migratory birds in winters, hence winters are the best time to visit here for bird watching. Some popular migratory birds that visit here are: Greater Flamingo, Common Teal and Northern Pintail.
Chilka Lake Bird Sanctuary:
Chilka Lake is famous for its beautiful brackish water and serene view. The area also houses a bird sanctuary where more than 160 species of birds are found. Thanks to its beautiful view, this is one of the Most Famous Bird Watching Spots in India. The sanctuary is located in Puri area of Odisha state.
Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary:
Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary is located in Ahmadabad, Gujarat and is the biggest wetland bird sanctuary in India. The best season to visit this place is winter season when most of the migratory birds crowd the place and make it a treat to watch. Horse riding here on the side of the lake while watching birds fly is a unique experience.