Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary is situated about 60 kms. south west of Ahmedabad. Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary is the famous bird sanctuary in Gujarat. The Nalsarovar lake is a seasonal lake spread over an area of 115 square km. This extensive lake is surrounded by the iron flat plains and is known for its water birds.
Attractions in the Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary
About thousand species of birds like flamingoes and other water birds migrate in the Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary during winter. Some indigenous species of birds also come here after breeding. Various variety
of birds like kingfishers, egrets, darters, storks, cormorants, jacanas, moorhens, coots, grebes and ducks can be seen in the Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary.
Best time to visit the Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary
The Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary is open from November to February, but the best time to visit this sanctuary is in the months of December and January. Ducks, Geese, Pelicans and flamingoes can be best seen early in the morning and evening. The sanctuary is busiest at weekends and on holidays. To see the birds, it is best to hire a boat for a few hours with a guide.
How to reach Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary
The Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary can be easily reached from Ahmedabad, which is about 60 kms. away.