40 Bird Sanctuaries in India that you should visit - With photos & details

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40 Bird Sanctuaries to explore in India

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Attiveri Bird SanctuaryAstakatti, Karnataka 581204, India

Attiveri bird sanctuary is a paradise for nature lovers, a hotspot of rich biodiversity and home to innumerable species of birds.

Bakhira Bird Sanctuary Tarbarachh, Uttar Pradesh 272199, India

The Bakhira Bird Sanctuary is the largest natural flood plain wetland of India in Sant Kabir Nagar district of Eastern Uttar Pradesh. The sanctuary was established in 1980. It is a vast stretch of water body expanding over an area of 29 km2. This is an important lake of eastern UP, which provides a wintering and staging ground for a number of migratory waterfowls and a breeding ground for resident birds.This is also used for farming activities as it is connected to Bakhira Canal which covers th

Bankapura Peacock SanctuaryBankapura, Karnataka 581202, India

Peacock sanctuary in Bankapura is the second prominent sanctuary for the preservation and breeding of peacocks in India. It is also the one among the two peacock sanctuaries in Karnataka.

Bannerghatta Biological ParkBannerghatta Rd, Bannerughatta, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560083, India

Founded in 1970.  A portion is also a biological reserve. Popular destination with a zoo, a pet corner,  an animal rescue center, a butterfly enclosure, aquarium, snake house, and a safari park

Bhindawas Bird SanctuaryBhindawas, Haryana 124103, India

It was established as a Bird Sanctuary by the Government of India in 3rd June, 2009. Constructed to store the excess waters of the Jawaharlal Nehru canal at the time of power failure of Lift Canal System, the Sanctuary is spread over an area of 1074 acres. There are many reasons to visit Bhindawas, the main one being is, one can see acres of yellow mustard fields along the road to this wetland, also one can spot innumerable species of water birds flock near a canal .

Butterfly ParkTiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu 621213, India

This tropical butterfly conservatory is located at the upper anaicut reserve forests in Srirangam. We can see and experience the living, habitat and their breeding from here

Chandra Shekhar Azad Bird SanctuaryNH 25, Ravanhar, Uttar Pradesh 209859, India

Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary, also known as Shahid Chandra Shekhar Azad Bird Sanctuary in Uttar Pradesh is a popular tourist hotspot. Located in Unnao the bird sanctuary is engulfed by dense forests and is home to over 250 species of aviary creatures, which include domestic Indian birds as well as the birds that migrate to the sanctuary in the winter months like the Peafowl, Sarus Crane, King Crow, Indian Roller among others.

Chintamani Kar Bird SanctuaryHogulkuria Rajpur Road, Ramchandrapur, Narendrapur, Kolkata, West Bengal 700103, India

Also known as Kayal-r Bagan famous for availability of a wide variety of birds, butterflies, ferns, and orchids which is located very close to the metropolis Kolkata. the place is very calm and quiet and nowadays a lot of people come here to wander and explore this place.

Gudavi Bird SanctuaryUnnamed Road,, Gudavi, Karnataka 577429, India

217 diffrent rare species fo birds belonging to 48 families are found at this place.

Harike WetlandMand Fatehpur, Punjab 144626, India

Situated in the confluence of river Beaz and Sutlej. One of the important and most visited wildlife sanctuaries in Punjab.  This is a paradise for bird watchers and attracts thousands of migratory birds.

Kadalundi Bird SanctuaryNear Kadalundi Railway Gate, Kadalundi, Kerala 673302, India

The sanctuary where migratory birds come in huge numbers.

Kaggaladu Bird SanctuaryKaggaladu, Karnataka 572139, India

Kaggaladu bird sanctuary is the second largest painted storks sanctuary in south India. there are so many rare birds migrating here in all time.

Kanwar Lake Bird sanctuaryBegusarai, Bihar 848202, India

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.

Karaivetti Bird SanctuaryAriyalur, Tamil Nadu 621653, India

This is a 4537 sq km protected area in the Ariyalur district. The sanctuary is in 25 km. This is home for so many migratory birds and it has a large irrigation tank.

Khijadia Bird SanctuaryJamnagar, Gujarat 361120, India

Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary, home to a number of resident and migratory birds, is located in an area stretching up to 6.05 km. A birdwatchers paradise, it was officially declared as a sanctuary in May 1981. Construction of reclamation bunds, before Indian Independence, has led to the formation of two fresh water lakes. The bunds helped to prevent seepage of salty water into the soil and to store freshwater drained by Ruparel and Kalindri Rivers.

Kokkare Bellur Bird SanctuaryRudrakshipur - Halaguru Rd, Kokrebellur, Karnataka 571433, India

A large bird sanctuary with an enormous number of rare birds. we can see and experience them, their habitat and all. Kokre bellur bird sanctuary offers this all for the visitor in a calm and quiet place with dense greenery.

Kolleru Bird SanctuaryKolleru, Andhra Pradesh 534004, India

This is a sanctuary in Andhra Pradesh which covers 673 sq kilometers. It was established in the year 1999, under the wildlife protection act. The sanctuary protects part of the Kolleru Lake wetland, which gained Ramsar Convention for International importance in 2002.

Kondakarla AvaKondakarla, Andhra Pradesh 531033, India

This is a famous lake and bird sanctuary. It comprises a unique and endangered forest type which was located in the foothills of Eastern ghats.

Kumarakom Bird SanctuaryKumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Kavanattinkara Saktheeswaram Temple Road, Kavanattinkara, Kumarakom, Kerala 686563, India

Home for native and migratory birds from the Himalayas and Siberia.

Lengteng Wildlife SanctuaryChamphai, Mizoram 796290, India

Lengteng Wildlife Sanctuary is a protected area in Champhai district in eastern Mizoram, northeast India. It is an alpine forest and contains the second highest peak in Mizoram. It is specially a conservation interest on rare species of birds. It was declared a protected area in 1999, and a national wildlife sanctuary by the Indian Ministry of Environment and Forests on 31 May 2001.