Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary

Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary lying at a stretch of 70 km from Ahmedabad, Nal Sarovar bird sanctuary is basically a natural lake that makes an excellent excursion.


The lake - Nalsarovar - and the wetlands around it were declared a bird sanctuary in 1969. Spread over 120 sq.kms, the lake and the extensive reed beds and marshes are an ideal habitat for aquatic plants and animals. The lake attracts a large variety of birds like plovers, sandpipers and stints that migrate from Siberia. Bird sanctuary Nal Sarovar serves as an oasis of serenity in the midst of hustle bustle of city life. The migratory birds arrive in vast numbers, homing in on the lake. . Some of the birds that can be more commonly found here include osprey, harriers, flamingoes, pelicans, ducks, storks, ibises, wading birds, geese, cranes, spoonbill, swallows and fishing eagles. With the approaching summer the lake water dries up making it brackish, and the fish and other insect life becomes scarce. The migratory birds and most of the resident birds, such as cormorants, grebes and openbill storks, begin to leave by April.

There are 360-odd islets in the lake. Most of them lie exposed when the water level is low. The lake gets filled with water that drains from the adjoining Surendranagar and Ahmedabad districts in the monsoon. With this fresh water inflow, brackishness in the lake is reduced considerably.

If you visit this place, its beauty and tranquility is surely going to steal your heart and make you feel as if you are in the paradise. It is nothing less than a dream world. It appears like a fairyland on the full moon nights. Apart from the colorful humming birds, another major attraction of Nal Sarovar bird sanctuary consists of the numerous islets that further enhance its charm. It is just the apt place for people fond of bird watching. If you are thinking of how to reach Nal Sarovar bird sanctuary, then there is nothing to worry, as this place is very easily accessible by road. On the weekends, it is one of the busiest tourist attraction spots of Ahmedabad. Hundreds of people throng this place. To relieve your stress level, it is one of the best weekend getaways.

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