Travel to these migratory bird hotspots with your better half and spark that old school romance as you watch these feathered beauties visit India from all around the world. Here are 7 different places suggested by HolidayIQ reviewers.
HolidayIQ Reviewer Geeta Rajan says, “Dr. Salim Ali fame It is one of the best bird parks in India. Spread over a large area of plenty of foliage and a natural pond. It used to be for hunting and shooting birds long ago. After that, it was converted to a bird sanctuary. Winter is the ideal time, as you can see migratory birds, in fact, full families. There are two ways of seeing it, either through cycles or cycle rickshaws. Cycles are available on hire at a nominal cost outside the park. Most cycle rickshaw fellows have been trained as guides by Dr. Salim Ali team. Early morning, before sunrise, is the best time to see the birds.”
HolidayIQ Reviewer Madhu Pakala adds, “A place that shouldn’t be missed in Gujarat if you want to see migratory birds. Nal Sarovar is a bird sanctuary, anyone who loves nature will love this place. The best time to visit this place is from November to March end. Visiting hours of this place change according to seasons, in Winters the timings are from 6:00 am to 5:30 pm in Summers. We drove from Gandhinagar to reach this place early morning; you must park your vehicle 2km ahead of the lake where the entry tickets are given, and they charge Rs. 75 per person. Things that shouldn’t be missed at this place is the Sunrise, as the sun rises slowly the birds get out of their nest and fly in hundreds. The shallow waters have a certain level of calmness engulfed in the atmosphere with chirping and clicking sounds of birds and water together; the atmosphere is very serene and beautiful.”
HolidayIQ Reviewer Pratham Tyagi shares, “Land of breathtaking escape. One of the most beautiful forests in India on foothills of Shivalik range offer something for every nature lover…High rise Sal forests welcomes you with an awe and a photographer relishes every moment, be it a wide-angle lens or a zoom lens for Wildlife. The River Kosi has a charm of its own and attracts birds to its lap. One can often practice yoga or enjoy a lazy couple time on banks of the river…. The summer migratory birds can often be spotted at Jhirna zone including paradise flycatchers, whistling laughing thrush, falconets among 250+ species of birds. A leisure couple can also enjoy Corbett waterfall, Garjia temple which is very approachable. Best time to visit 15 November – 15 June.”
4. North Dinajpur
HolidayIQ Reviewer Swakhar Pachal says, “Kulik, the place of ”Asian Open Bill Stork Raiganj Wildlife Sanctuary” also popularly known as Kulik bird sanctuary is famous for bird watching. It is the home for many Asian Open Bill Stork, Pond Heron, Night Heron, Cormorant, Black Headed Oriole, various types of Kingfishers, Woodpecker, Tree Pie, Crow Pheasant and many other birds. A lot of migratory birds visit here every year. August to November is the best time to visit this place because Open Bill Storks and several migratory birds fly here for nesting from farthest Siberia in this time. Entry fee of the sanctuary is Rs. 40 per person. There is a nature interpretation center inside the sanctuary. This will help you to make out the flora and fauna of this sanctuary. A small library is also there to guide you about the birds.”