2 Bird Sanctuaries to Explore in Gujarat
Checkout places to visit in Gujarat
Bird Sanctuaries to Explore in Gujarat
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.
It is the largest wetland bird sanctuary in Gujarat, and one of the largest in India. It was declared a bird sanctuary in April 1969. Mainly inhabited by migratory birds in winter and spring, The lake attracts over 210 species of birds in the winter and harbors a variety of plants and animals.