Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary is the largest wetland bird sanctuary in Gujarat and one of the largest in India. Sanctuary is home to more than 250 species of migratory birds and resistant birds. Some of them are white storks, sarus crane, brahminy ducks, harriers. ducks, painted stork, white necked stork, flamingoes, rosy pelicans, herons, ibises, flamingoes, fishing eagles, swallows, spoonbill, geese, osprey, flamingos and pelicans.
A delightful haven of both migratory and common birds, Nal Sarovar a natural lake, situates 70 – 80 kilometers away from Ahmedabad is a perfect retreat to those who want to absorb themselves in absolute serenity. Spread across a rambling expanse of 116 sq km, this natural asylum of rare and exotic birds looks as if it were a fairyland. Avian flock from Siberia is the most precious visitors in this park.
Around 250 varieties of wet land birds, along with the winter and spring guests like Pelicans, White Storks, Rosy Flamingos, Brahminy Ducks and Herons gives a magnificent look to this sanctuary. Bird lovers should reach here at dawn since most of the avian flock is seen visible during that time. Country boats hired on rent would suffice you with the unique opportunity of viewing the bird flock in a close angle. Another important spectacle in this region is the vast number of atolls where you can spot nomadic populace.
The Nal Sarovar Lake also arranges for a boat ride which will cost you INR 50 per hour. But mind it, the entire ride would take around 3 hrs. The good thing is that they don’t charge anything per person. But then this ride is worth the price as its really beautiful in the interiors! There are also arrangements of a night stay or camping around the lake. O if you want to see the Nal Sarovar and be back in time the sane day then you have to began early in the morning at least at 5 a.m. . It takes around 5 hrs to reach Nal Sarovar from the main City of Ahmadabad. Don’t forget to take binoculars along and some snacks too. Lunch can be had in any of the nearby restaurants of Nal Sarovar.
Take left turn from Sanand (18 kms from ahmedabad) itself. This is a lovely route with moderate roads. This route goes through few very lovely villages where you can feel deeply immersed in the natural beauty.
Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary Travel Information
Location : Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.
Area : 116 Sq. Kms.
Time to Visit : November to February
Established : 1969
Climate : Tropical
Nearest Town : Viramagam
How to Reach
By Air : Only 80 kms. Ahmedabad is the nearest Airport from Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary.
By Train : Ahmedabad is also connected by direct train services from Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Goa , Kolkata and Chennai.
By Road : Ahmedabad which connects all the Gujarat Cities.