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Friday, January 21, 2011




In case you love watching the birds then you surely will love the twittering and the cheeping sounds made by them. You can enjoy the echo of these lovely birds when you take a bird watching tour to any of these bird sanctuaries situated in India.
Nevertheless there can’t be a more better place to take on a bird watching tour than India due to its extensive coastal area along with the weather conditions that make it very conducive for the birds to breed. Get yourself to the gift of nature by taking a bird watching tour in India to get a close peek at all the marvelous varieties of birds from all over the globe.

Mentioned below is a brief list and information about the most renowned bird sanctuaries in India :-
Bharatpur Bird sanctuary, Rajasthan
This sanctuary holds one of the most unique types of avian and is sited in Rajasthan. This bird sanctuary has been declared as the World Heritage site which is again worth another reason to take a bird watching tour here. It has almost 350 types of the well known species of avifauna including the dying out species of Siberian Crane (Grus leucogeranus).
The park is spread across a stretch of 29 Square Kilometers and even has some of the best species of migrating birds varieties of birds of flora and fauna classes. The Bharatpur Bird sanctuary is one of the best man-made sanctuaries in the world and is also called by another name as the Keoladeo national park. This sanctuary has both local as well as traveling birds which include various types of cranes, ducks, geese, eagles, egrets, hawks, pelicans, buntings, larks, stints and many more.
National Chambal Sanctuary, Uttar Pradesh
This is one such sanctuary that is worth visiting at any point of time in the year with its widest range of birds it makes ones bird watching tour very memorable. It is located along the pictographic Chambal river near Etawah in Uttar Pradesh. It is also known as the National Chambal (Gharial) Wlidlife Sanctuary as it has the endangered Gharial (crocodile) species of India.
There are more than 250 species of birds that can be spotted here which include species like Sarus Crane, Great Thick-knee, Indian Courser, Pallas’s Fish Eagle, Pallid Harrier, Greater Flamingos and Lesser Flamingos, Darters, and Brown Hawk Owl etc.
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, Karnataka
It is the presence of a whole lot of varieties of aquatic insects that attract so many birds to the Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, Karnataka. This sanctuary makes for a heaven on earth experience for the tourists that have come to India on a bird watching tour. While the best time to go to this sanctuary is December with so many species coming here for breeding one may still get to see some of the local varieties of birds such as white ibis, common sand piper, laser wisley duck, white necked storks, spot billed duck, river terns as well. This sanctuary is also called as the “Bird Sanctuary of  Karnataka” spread over an area of 67 Square kilometers.
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Kerala
Due to the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary being situated on the banks of Vembanad lake it is also known as the Vembanad Bird Sanctuary. There are a lot of native birds that are present in this sanctuary like the owl, waterfowl, egret, heron, duck and of course the moorhen apart from the wandering ones like the Flycatcher, Siberian Stork, Parrots and Wood Beetle. You will get completely lost in the tranquil and peaceful water of the lake while watching the birds on this bird watching tour.
Periyar wildlife sanctuary, Kerala
Periyar is a place located in the GOD’s own country Kerala which is full of lush green meadows. What can be more enchanting than to have a bird sanctuary in a place like this. The sanctuary is surrounded by the Periyar lake for almost 26 Kilometers and till date there have been reports of over 320 varieties of birds apart from many wild animals making it a remarkable bird watching tour.
Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala
The sanctuary is spread across 110 Square Kilometers with a lot of greenery and plantations which is most ideal to take on a bird watching trip to. The best way to have a complete bird watching tour of the sanctuary is by taking a elephant ride. One gets to see a lot of various kinds of  birds like the Jungle Fowls, peacocks, woodpeckers etc.
So! What’s holding you back from taking one of the most memorable bird watching tours of your life. Get some nice bird watching  packages by following the link.

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