Kanwar Lake Bird sanctuary in Begusarai, Bihar, India - get details, & find more attractions to visit nearby

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Kanwar Lake Bird sanctuary

Begusarai, Bihar 848202, India

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About Kanwar Lake Bird sanctuary

The Kanwar Taal or Kabar Taal Lake located in Begusarai district of Bihar, India, is Asia's largest freshwater oxbow lake. It is approximately three times the size of the Bharatpur Sanctuary. Ornithologist Salim Ali, mentioned about 60 migratory birds that come all the way from Central Asia in winter and recorded around 106 species of resident birds.


Attractions near Kanwar Lake Bird sanctuary

Munger Ganga Bridge39.45km from Kanwar Lake Bird sanctuary

Srikrishna Setu Munger Ganga Bridge is a rail-cum-road bridge across the Ganges, at Munger in the Indian state of Bihar. The bridge connects Munger District Munger-Jamalpur twin cities to various districts of North Bihar. Srikrishna Setu Munger Ganga Bridge is the third rail-cum-road bridge over Ganga in Bihar.

Ugratara sthan40.79km from Kanwar Lake Bird sanctuary

Shri Ugratara Mandir, Mahishi, Saharsa is situated at a distance of about 17 Kms west of Saharsa station in Mahishi village. In this ancient temple, the idol of Bhagwati Tara is said to be very old and draws devotees from far and wide. On either side of the main deity, there are two smaller female deities which are worshipped by the people as Ekjata and Nil Saraswati.

Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary72.6km from Kanwar Lake Bird sanctuary

Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary is located in the Bhagalpur district of Bihar, India. The sanctuary is a 60 km stretch of the Ganges River from Sultanganj to Kahalgaon in Bhagalpur District. Designated in 1991, it is a protected area for the endangered Gangetic dolphins in Asia. Once found in abundance, only a few hundred remains, of which half are found here.

Lachhuar Jain Temple82.89km from Kanwar Lake Bird sanctuary

This is one of the famous jain temple locatd in the Jamui district of Bihar state. This jain mandir dharmasala is known across the nation for its grandeur and serenity.

Sabha Gachhi Saurath85.36km from Kanwar Lake Bird sanctuary

It is famous for being the place where thousands of Maithil Brahaman converged to fix marriage during the marriage season. The people gathered at Saurath Sabha Gachchhi (Sabha means congregation and Gachchhi mean orchard in Maithili). This gathering is an annual event held in the Hindu calendar months of Jyestha-Aasadh. This was an important social congregation where the marriages of Maithil boys and girls are fixed up according to the reading of horoscope by the Panjikars ( Registrars ).

Minto tower87.27km from Kanwar Lake Bird sanctuary

Minto tower was built by the Maharaja of Gidhaur in 1909 to commemorate the visit of the then British Viceroy Lord Irwin to Gidhaur. It is in the middle of Gidhaur Market on the main Jamui-Jhajha state highway.

Where is Kanwar Lake Bird sanctuary

Discover more attractions in Begusarai, where Kanwar Lake Bird sanctuary is located

Begusarai2 attractions

Begusarai town is the administrative headquarters of Begusarai district, which is one of the thirty-eight districts of Bihar state, India. Its total area is 1918 sq Kilometers. According to census 2011, its total population is 2970541 and its literacy rate is 59.13%. The district lies on the northern bank of river Ganga. It is located at Latitudes 25.15N & 25.45N and longitudes 85.45E & 86.36E. Places of visit includes Jai Mangla Temple, Nauo Lakha Temple, Kabar Lake.