India boasts some of the worldâ€™s largest and most popular bird sanctuaries. Bird watching gives you the delight of going to places with a heavenly scenic beauty along with the privilege to observe mother nature at such a close scale. India attracts many unique migratory birds bagging more than 1300 species which can be seen at various hot spots located in India.
1. Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary
The Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary of Gurgaon ,Haryana brings to you exotic wildlife which is famous for its domestic and migratory birds. The recommended time to visit is from December to February as the birds flock together during this period traveling grave distances from the Europe, Central Asia and Siberia. Around 240 species have been identified in this sanctuary.
2. Kumarakoam Bird Sanctuary
The Kumarakoam Bird Sanctuary is also known by the name Vembanad Bird Sanctuary. Ranked as one of the best bird sanctuary in India, is located in the state of Kerala near the banks of Vembanad Lake. If you are lucky enough to reach during the months of November to February , you can get a chance to observe enchanting bird species like the Siberian Cranes, Kingfisher and so many more!
3. Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary
Regarded as one of the finest sanctuaries out of all, the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is located in Rajasthan. Rajasthan has a rich heritage whether you go bird watching , visit its beautiful lakes or forts. Different species of endangered birds can be seen during the winter season which is an experience you cannot miss out.
4. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary
The Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary is a famous tourist spot of Goa named after the bird man himself, Dr Salim Ali . It lies in the island of Chorao along the River Mandovi ,is a home to many exquisite birds which is a bird paradise for all ornithologists.
5. Mayani Bird Sanctuary
The Mayani Bird Sanctuary is recognized globally for its huge range of magnificent birds normally seen in the winter. It is located near Vadruj , Maharashtra and can give you a picturesque view of Kingfishers, Black Ibis and Flamingos. The sanctuary also has a beautiful wetland ecosystem which envelopes a variety of flora and fauna.
6. Â Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary
Vedanthangal Bird sanctuary is situated approximately ninety minutes away from Chennai, Tamil Nadu. It is one of the oldest bird sanctuary of our country which attracts so many birds all year round especially in the months of November to February. There are two watch towers where bird watching can be observed.
7. Chilka Lake Bird Sanctuary
The Chilka Lake Bird Sanctuary is a popular tourist spot located in the lands of Orissa. ThisÂ sanctuary is known for its birds which travel from Siberia during the cold season. It has been reported that 9 lakh migratory birds make a halt at this beauteous lake. The jacana, purple moorhen ,flamingos are few names of the eye-catching birds you can catch.
8. Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
This impressive sanctuary is located in Karnataka which is a home to about 170 species of domestic birds along with the migratory birds flying from North America, Australia and Siberia. You can also visit the sanctuary any time of the year but monsoons are a delight with many atypical insects and birds.