Explore mysterious species of Avian in Indian Bird Sanctuaries

God’s most creative part, the feathered realm that captivates every one’s attention and that is the most beautiful- birds. India that hosts varied species of wild lives brings millions of categories of birds to impress the nature lovers. These amazing species have been the tremendous source of inspiration for all since ages. Today, one can find these spurring varieties in different bird sanctuaries in India.

Blue tailed Bee eater – Kumarakom bird sanctuary
Photo from Flickr

Come and join these famous sanctuaries where you can explore the mysterious avian if you are a keen ornithologist or simply a bird-lover.

Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary
One of the oldest and famous bird sanctuaries in Bharatpur near Agra on Agra-Jaipur highway, it is also being named as Ghana National Park or Keoladeo National Park. Declared as a protected sanctuary in 1971 and world heritage site, it brings over 230 species of known birds along with thousands of migratory birds in winter season. These migratory birds including the Siberian Crane is the prime attraction of Bharatpur Sanctuary along with the government museum and the royal palace inside the vicinity.

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Also known as Vembanand Bird Sanctuary is located at Kottayam district of Kerala. The sanctuary that has the beautiful Vembanad Lake is the perfect location for the enthusiastic ornithologists and migratory birdies. Spread across the 14 acres of lush green area besides the Kavanar River, the sanctuary brings a perfect habitation for the worldwide Avian. The migratory species like flycatcher, parrot, Siberian Crane, teal, lark and many more can be witnessed at this amazing bird sanctuary.

Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary
Unnao district, Uttar Pradesh; the Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary was being established in the year 1984 to bring the exotic beauty and rejuvenating ambiance for varied avian species. The enriched wildlife and lush greenery bring about more than 250 species of local and migratory birds in the area. Peacock, Spotwill, Painted Stork, Sarus crane, Dabchick, White Ibis, Open billed stork, Whistling teal, Bronze winged Jacana, Pheasant tailed jacana, White necked stork, Pigeon, Tern vulture, Lapwing, bee eater and Indian roller are some of the best visited species in Nawabganj Sanctuary.

Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary
64 kilometer away from Ahmadabad, Gujarat near Sanand village, the Nal Sarovar is the largest wetland bird sanctuary in Gujarat. The sanctuary consists of a huge lake of 123 km² and attracts over 210 species of birds during winters amidst varied flora and fauna. It’s an ideal place for the ornithologists to catch the varied species and is also suitable for the frequent leisure visitors to spend time along the lake. Also, a horse ride can also be enjoyed along the lake with a number of white and brown horses.

Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary
46 kms away from Delhi, the Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary is located in Haryana with a variety of domestic and migratory birds. The tropical and dry deciduous vegetation with variety of flora including grasses, dhok, khair, tendu, bair, jamun, acacia and banyan tree attracts many varieties of avian at this sanctuary. Besides the Sulatapur Lake, this sanctuary is being located and offers a typical spot for enjoying good moments for the people of Delhi and the locals.


Shubhanshi loves traveling and sharing her travel experience with the world through her blogs. She has traveled around India and abroad. The destinations in India close to her heart are Rajasthan, Kerala and Uttarakhand, which are popular for their very own reasons. The diversity of these places has always attracted her and she has always expressed it through her writing.


  1. I am a bird lover; India is one among the top countries for me to visit the Bird Sanctuaries, nicely written article.

    • Shubhanshi says:

      Thanks Tom 🙂

      India has a treasure of various species of migrating and local birds. You must visit India these days, the migrating birds from Siberia and other countries have started coming here.

  2. Interesting info about Indian Bird Sanctuaries, some time back I visited Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, I have to visit rest you mentioned in your blog.

    • Shubhanshi says:

      Hi Sekar,

      Thanks, I hope you enjoyed and explored various species in Kumakoram.
      If you wish to visit Indian Birds Sanctuaries then the best time to visit is November to March to explore migrating birds. But if you want to explore resident breeding birds then you should visit in August-November.

  3. Nice article, thanks for sharing it with us.
    Did you visit all these places? If so please do write in detail about each one of these places. I love to read about birds from all over the world.

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