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.

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.


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