Top 5 Best Bird Watching Destinations in India for Birding
Nov 14 2016
In this travel blog I will cover top 5 bird watching
destination of India, this short blog for bird and nature lovers. You can stay
couple of days of your life in below listed birding sites in India. Also you
will get guide for best places for bird watching in India and offbeat birding
Bird Sanctuary: Mangalajodi is paradise for bird lovers,
located at north-west side of Chilika Lake in Indian state of Odisha (Orissa). Boating
is another great attraction of Mangalajodi, Black-tailed godwit, cotton teal, whiskered
tern, bronze winged jacana, pheasant tailed jacana, oriental pratincole, and
northern shoveler etc. different species of birds can be seen easily while
boating. Wetlands of Mangalajodi became crowded by lots of migratory and
resident birds in winter.
railway station of Mangalajodi is Balugaon (BALU) and Khurda Road (KUR), well
connected with rest of India with strong railway network. Taxis and local cars
are available from Balugaon and distance around 35 kms.
Eco Tourism Resort is best accommodation in Mangalajodi, for budgeted stay Godwit
Eco cottage is best accommodation option.
Chambal Sanctuary: Chambal Sanctuary is a protected area
spread across three Indian state Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh,
very adjacent of Chambal River. The sanctuary managed and maintains by
respective state’s Forest Department, total area of the sanctuary is 5400 sq.
km. Chambal sanctuary also well known for birding, total 320 species of birds
are commonly visible here including Indian skimmer, sarus crane, Pallas fish
eagle, pallid harrier, great thick-knee, greater flamingos and Indian courser
etc. this sanctuary remains open from 1st October to 30th
April each year.
stations are Agra fort and Agra Cantonment, well connected with all major
Indian cities. From railway station Chambal can be reached through Dholpur and
distance around 60 kms.
best accommodation is available at Dholpur near Chambal sanctuary, Raj Niwas
palace and Hotel Gaurav can be good choice.
National Park or Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary: The sanctuary located in
Sultanpur, Haryana, about 50 kms from New Delhi through Gurgaon, a heaven for
bird watchers. So many types of migratory birds come in winter in this sanctuary,
the park has an area of 1.5 sq. km. Total 250 species of birds can be visible
from here including resident and migratory. Few birds like purple sunbird,
little cormorant, black francolin, Indian roller, common spoonbill , Indian
cormorant, gray francolin, black-necked stork, white ibis, black-headed ibis,
little egret, great egret, cattle egret, crested lark, white-throated kingfisher,
spotbill, painted stork is common here.
Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary can be
reached from New Delhi through National Highway no 8, via Gurgaon. Nearest metro
station (of Delhi Metro) is Dwarka sector 9, from here cars and auto rickshaw
is available to Sanctuary.
Tourist resort of Haryana tourism is
best accommodation option at Sultanpur National Park.
Bird Sanctuary: Ranganathittu located just three (3) kms. away from historical city Srirangapatna
and about 17 kms. away from Mysore on the bank of River Kaveri. Total area of
this sanctuary is less than 1 sq. km. this sanctuary is residence of 30 species
of birds, and in winter number of migratory birds are visible here from Siberia,
America and different part of India. The painted stork, woolly-necked stork, black-headed
ibis, Asian openbill stork, common spoonbill, lesser whistling duck, Indian
shag, Oriental darter, stork-billed kingfisher, egret, cormorant are recorded
The Mysore city is well connected with
all major cities of India by rail and road, Ranganathittu sanctuary can be
reached easily by car from Mysore.
Mayura Riverview at Srirangapatna is
best accommodation run by Karnataka State Tourism Department, AC and Non-AC
double and triple bedded accomoodaion is available here.
Sanctuary: Jilling is a remote village in Kumaon ranges of Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal)
in the lap of Himalaya. Summer season (April, May and June), autumn and pre
winter season (October, November and December) are best time to visit Jilling. This
scenic village is ideal place for bird watching and not a so-called bird
sanctuary, but bird lovers will love this place. Jilling is also an offbeat and
less known travel destination near Nainital surrounded by lush green forest of oak
and rhododendron mixed trees. Nice and well decorated two cottages located in
the forest, each cottage has two rooms with huge open space and lawn. Most of
the common birds like Sunbird, Russet sparrows, green-backed tit, flycatchers, flamboyant
Indian black-lored tit, hill partridge, flowerpecker, magpie, and white crested
laughing thrush will be present at your lawn of the cottage. The less known
village Jilling attracts number of domestic and foreign tourists throughout the
year for bird watching.
Nearest railway station is Kathgodam (KGM) and
Lalkuan (LKU), well connected with Delhi and other major cities of India.
Jilling can be reached from Kathgodam through Bhimtal and Matial. From Matial
you need to trek uphill around two and half kilometer, your hotel or homestay
owner can arrange pony and porter. Direct car also available up to Matial from
Delhi and it will take around nine hour drive. Contact us or send us enquiry
for Jilling accommodation and car rent, for more see.
Jilling Estate is best accommodation option or
hotels in Jilling, tariff starts from Rs.2500/ per person with breakfast, lunch
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