Find a haven of birds at Western India.

Hop on a Bird-Watching Trip at the Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary in Gujarat

Not only known for the Asiatic Lion, Stepped Wells and Jain Temples, Gujarat is also home of a popular birding destination, called Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary.


Go onboard a small boat that will take you over the 120-sq-kms lake just so you could take witness of over 200 species of birds, most of which migrated from Europe and Siberia.

You might want to take advice from Daily Mail UK Travel contributor Mark Nicholls on the best time to visit the sanctuary as he ensures that he gets to capture unique birds, such as Herons, Rosy Pelicans, Brahminy Ducks and Flamingoes, through his lens on the best time possible, which is from November to February (“Bird-Watching in Gujarat: Seeing the Winged Wonders of Gandhi’s Lands Through a Lens”).

Here’s a quick preview of his travel article:
 

Warmed with a glass of sweet Indian chai tea, we slipped away from the shore a few moments later - six or more of us on planked seats - propelled by boatmen armed with long poles and out across the mirror-still waters in search of bird life… As we drifted, with the only sound coming from the occasional splash of a punt pole or the cry of harrying gulls, we saw cormorant, an eagle perched on a rock, egrets, bulbuls and lapwings while in the distance a flock of cranes hundreds strong caused an airborne commotion… Four hours later we were back on dry land and from the stillness of Nal Sarovar we lunched leisurely on the vegetarian thalis (a variety of small Indian dishes) that Gujarat is famed for before heading by jeep to the Little Rann of Kutch, a landscape of cracked mud and brackish waters.

 

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