Top 10 Famous Bird Sanctuaries of India

India is a home to many beautiful species of birds, local as well as migrant birds. Bird sanctuaries in India are therefore a hot spot for nature lovers and birdwatchers. Some of the most beautiful local inhabitants like National Bird of India, Great Indian bustard, Indian Hornbill, Kingfishers and Indian Eagle. The Great Indian Hornbill is the largest amongst all the hornbills, found in the dense forests of  Arunachal Pradesh and Western Ghats of India. There are over 1200 species of birds found in the India, So one can enjoy birding or bird watching in India.

Kulik (Raiganj) Bird Sanctuary is one of the largest bird sanctuaries in Asia. Nawabganj is one of the luckiest sanctuaries that have such enormous range of wildlife creatures in India. is an ideal tourist destination for birding and Bird watching in India. Here is the list of most beautiful birds of India by – Kailash Kumbhkar

Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Rajasthan


The famous Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary also known as Keoladeo Ghana National Park is situated in Rajasthan. Bharatpur bird sanctuary is one of the best bird sanctuaries in India and one of the finest bird parks in the world. Apart from the Great Thar Desert, Big forts and beautiful lakes, Birds of bharatpur sanctuary are one of the major tourist attractions in Rajasthan.

Thousands of rare and highly endangered birds come here during the winter season. The bharatpur bird sanctuary is paradise for the bird lover’s to watch some of the most exotic birds in the world.

Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary, Haryana


Sultanpur bird sanctuary is home for several colorful winged migratory species, located at Gurgaon district of Haryana. Its small area comprising with shallow freshwater sultanpur lake, where 100 of migratory bird species visit to feed every year. The Sultanpur National Park also known for its rich variety of wild animals and flying predators along with beautiful birds.

Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Goa


The Salim Ali bird sanctuary is home to many varieties of local and migratory birds, situated in chorao Island along the river Mandovi in Goa. Salim Ali Bird sanctuary is one of the best known bird sanctuaries and very famous bird sanctuary in India. It is one of the smallest bird sanctuaries where flying Sparrows, Beautiful peafowl, Parrots, pelican, Indian giant squirral and other rare species of fauna can be spotted. Beyond the Beaches of Goa, Salim Ali bird sanctuary is one of the major tourist attractions in Goa.

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Kerala


Kumarakom bird sanctuary also known as Vembanad bird sanctuary is situated at in land of attraction Kerala,  near to the famous Vembanad lake. It offers a home to a large number of migratory birds like Flycatcher, Teal, Siberian Stork, Crane, Parrots and Wood Beetle. by riding a houseboat will be the best way for birdwatching in Kerala.

It is a favorite spot for migratory birds and paradise for the bird lovers. Another bird sanctuaries in Kerala are Mangalavanam and Thattekkad bird sanctuary, situated on the banks of the Periyar river and famous for some of the rarest species of birds and other unique fauna.

Ranganthittu Bird Sanctuary, Karnataka


Ranganthittu bird sanctuary is situated near to the banks of the Kaveri river in Karnataka. The exotic migratory birds like light Ibis, Egret, Partridge, Heron, River Tern, Snake Bird, stone Plougher are the attraction for the tourist. This is an important tourist destination of Mysore and is located about 20 kilometers from the famous Brindavan garden lies adjoining the Krishnarajasagara dam.

Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary, Tamil Nadu


The Vedanthangal bird sanctuary is the oldest bird sanctuary in India, situated in Tamil Nadu. The vedanthankal lake region attracted a variety of birds such as pintail, garganey, grey wagtail, blue-winged teal, common  sandpiper. One sixth of landmass of Tamil Nadu is covered with forests, which is paradise for animal lover and bird watchers. Kunthakulam bird sanctuary and Pulicat lake bird sanctuary are also famous for bird watching situated at border of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.

Kaundinya Bird Sanctuary, Andhra Pradesh


Kaundinya bird sanctuary is one of the best bird sanctuaries in India, situated near Chittor in Andhra Pradesh. The habitat is rugged with high hills and deep valleys and Kaigal and Kaundinya are two beautiful streams, which flow through the sanctuary. Kaundinya sanctuary offers the best of wildlife and bird watching in India. Kolleru lake bird sanctuary also offers variety of migratory birds to its largest fresh water Kolleru Lake.

Chilka Lake Bird Sanctuary, Orissa


Chilka lake bird sanctuary is very popular among tourists,located near puri in Orissa. The chilka lake is the most beautiful brackish water lake in Asia and famous for a rich variety of birds. Chilka Lake serves as a bird sanctuary and is the largest wintering ground for migratory birds in India. The pear-shaped Chilka lake is one of the best bird watching spots in India.

Mayani Bird Sanctuary, Maharashtra


The Mayani bird sanctuary is globally reckoned for its gigantic range of species for migratory birds situated in Satara district of Maharashtra. Many migratory birds pass through the area, such as flamingos from Siberia come in large numbers. It is one of the most prominent and famous bird sanctuaries in India.

Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary, Gujarat


Nal Sarovar bird sanctuary comprising of a huge lake and ambient marshes, is situated in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Nal Sarovar bird sanctuary is the largest wetland bird sanctuary in Gujarat, and one of the largest in India, spot birds like Flamingos, Pelicans, Spoonbills, Avocets, Coots, Pintails, small Cormorants, small Grebes and Shovellers.


It is count as one of the busiest tourist attraction spot in India.One of the famous  sanctuary in Gujarat is Porbandar Bird Sanctuary and Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park, India’s first marine national park in the Indian Ocean at Gujarat.

Other list of bird sanctuaries of India are Kutch Bustard Sanctuary,Pulicat Lake Bird Sanctuary,Najafgarh drain bird sanctuary,Chitrangudi Bird Sanctuary, Karnala Bird Sanctuary and Bhigwan bird sanctuary of Maharashtra also known as mini Bharatpur of India.

  • It’s really a nice and helpful piece of information. I’m glad that you shared this helpful info with us. Please keep us informed like this. Thanks for sharing.

  • Mahesh

    Terrific work!

  • According to me India’s national bird is the most beautiful bird in the world….
    what you says guys….

  • Om sharma

    Nice pic of birds
    God save these

  • awesome picsssss……i loved them

  • sreejith

    how natural india…………..

  • Rahul

    Thanks a lot, this information proved very useful to me for my school project. Thanks a lot.

  • I like birds&animals but i love the eagle

  • Shatakshi

    Simply INCREDIBLE INDIA..!!!!Jai ho….

  • Sthuti

    I like to know about birds and this information is very useful to me. How beautiful is my country!

  • savita

    I think it makes me wanna visit all the sanctuaries that has been listed here.

    • hey Savita go for it. 🙂

  • nice one………

  • awesome pics but very little info

  • snowdora

    cool boy, cooler birds

  • awesome pics but very little information given about it and people want info more than pics

    • Hey shruti thanks for comments i will put more info next time.


    waaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! AMEGING I LOVE BIRDS

  • IVAN

    Excellent but information about at least 5 birds should be given in each bird sanctuary.

    • Hey Thanks Ivan, Sure i will post a new article about the birds in India.

  • maria jose

    i think so give some information on birds

  • Superb really very very beautiful birds thanks for sharing this with us this helped me for my project

  • Tammana

    Great to know about them…………..

  • varun dhupar


  • Sanu

    Guys u all r missing another Bird santuary … its KULIK BIRD SANTUARY … Asia’s one of the biggest and largest bird santuary …. have a visit there … I promise u will really enjoy ….

    • Thanks Sanu for this great information, Now this sanctuary is known as Raiganj Wildlife Sanctuary.

    • harshit walecha

      yes it is but here we are talking only about india’s bird sanctuaries

  • srk

    glad to get information for my geography project…………….

  • alisha

    gre8 to know abt many species of birds raly its helpme alot in my prjct wrk……….

  • jiby mathew

    super it is very hepful

  • Vicky

    Beautiful birds… peacock is best..

  • surendar

    Its amazing to have a visit to India’s most famous birds sanctuary. its visits are not only memorable but infuse incredible strength and energy to love our beautifull birds and nature.

  • Ishita

    Hey its just amazing!!
    like its the best thing I ever saw on this site… 🙂

  • shekhar

    yeah i have been to kaeladeio national park aka bharatpur wildlife sanctuary….really wonderful …a man made sanctuary….

  • soumak

    thank you for giving me help for my project

  • saumya

    awesome pics to see

  • vinoth

    very interesting to see

  • lavanya

    different species are always different to us

  • prachi

    nice awsome……..birds…………!!!!!!!!!!!

  • t.shakthi

    it is intresting dude because the information and the pictures of the birds are excellent

  • Shanaya

    love the pics but plz add more info…..

  • kevin

    good very good

  • samrani

    i love birds because i would lik to visit the all sanctuaries….

  • Valsappan

    Interesting. and add more information and pictures about different types of birds

    • Thanks Sure will do.
      For birds photos please visit Wildlife category you will find couple of birds article with photos and info.

  • saitharun

    we can tell that it so important

  • saitharun

    it is better to learn about birds

  • adesfgg

    this really helped with my h.w.
    also, the pics are awesome

  • Dipan Bag

    It’s awesome with the locations of the sanctuaries. The pics are so so very great!
    I just suggest to add more information and include more information about the birds.
    Lastly… THNX A LOT for helping me in my Geography project.

    • Thanks Dipan.

    • angelacool

      This is a really cool info…thank u…I hope to visit it someday..thanks again for helping me in my geo project…..have u ever been to any of these places lately

  • slimshady me

    I think you should write some info on the birds

  • sahan royal

    midblowing,supper,fantastic from this we can gain more knowledge pictures of the birds are excellent

  • Pranav

    Rajaji NP Tiger Reserve, near Rishikesh (Uttarakhand) and Pangot near Nainital (Uttarakhand) are great birding sanctuaries for migratory and resident birds.

  • mayur

    People don’t WASTE your time on facebook and whatsapp! VIsit one of these bird sanctuaries (or take a trek in the woods) TODAY. We do not realise how to appreciate nature around them.

    • DON

      Don’t disturb them. Traveling in diesel guzzling cars/suv’s and filling up piles of plastic everywhere. Best thing you can do is develop an ecosystem in your home. Have your own forest. The birds will naturally come. Take a good camera and everything around you looks as beautiful as shown in the pics here.

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    pls anyone sugest me.what purple rumped sunbirds baby feed?

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  • Tarun Msd Rockzz

    superb but should also show the migrating birds

  • aishwarya

    lovely things to go,see and be happy

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  • Mageswaran Chinnasamy

    Please replace India’s first marine national park in the Indian Ocean Marine National Parks , Gulf of Kutch from (The Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park)

  • Be positive

    Really beautiful birds


    thanx bcz i love to collect animal information……

  • P Veera Arul Selvan

    Why u peoples are simply ignoring tamilnadu..Tamil nadu has oldest birds sanctuary in india.. it’s age starts with evolution of birds…
    Vedanthangal Birds sanctury 65 km from chennai is oldest in india..birds from all the five continents comes here for breeding.. u can see lot and lots of bird..

  • Amit jaiswal

    it will be helpful if you can tell which specific migratory bird is famous in which sanctuary. by the way nice info.