Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary


Overview - Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary

A low lying wetland of 120 sq. kms. between Central Gujarat and Eastern Saurashtra, the Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary is one of the most spectacular natural lakes. With shallow waters and muddy lagoons, this area represented a sea link that once existed between Little Runn of Kutch and the Gulf of Khambat.

It pays homage to winter migratory birds from Siberia, local migratory birds as well as residents. A bird watcher’s paradise, one can find Rosy Pelicans, Lesser and Greater Flamingos, Crakes, Brahminy Ducks, a plethora of Bitterns, Grebes and a lot more.

Best Time to Visit Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary

The average temperature for Nalsarovar varies from 35 Degree Celsius in summer to 15 Degree Celsius in winters.

Highlight Species - Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary

Types of Safaris - Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary

Boat Safaris : Explore major part of this lake by boat safaris in order to cover maximum species and also to reach as close to birds as possible. Observe a variety of species, compose some unique shots and also try your hand at birds in action. Late evening is a great time to compose some creative and silhouette shots against the setting winter sun.

How to reach Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary

By Air : Located at a distance of 64 kms from the sanctuary, Ahmedabad is the closest airport to the sanctuary. The city of Ahmedabad has direct flight from other major cities in the country, like New Delhi, Mumbia, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata etc.

By Train : The nearest rail heads are Viramgam (40 kms) and Ahmedabad (64 kms).

By Road : The nearest bus station to the sanctuary is Viramgam, at a mere distance of 40 kms and Sanand at a distance of 42 kms. One can surely drive from other cities in and around the state of Gujarat as well.

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