10 Best Places For Birdwatching Around Pune and Bangalore

Bird watching is one of the most pleasant hobby for traveler,wildlife and nature lovers. Apart from the famous bird sanctuaries, there are so many places around the cities and town,which are heaven for birdwatching and a paradise for birdwatchers.

Famous Places For Bird Watching Around Pune

Kavdi – 20 Km


Kavdi is a near by village in Pune known as birding place, There are more than 50 varieties of birds spotted here. Birding in Kavdi includes river birds such as ducks,heron,River Tern, kingfishers, Ibis, Kites and Egrets.

Bhigwan – 105 Km


The small dusty town is very famous for fish and flamingos,located on Pune-Solapur Highway. Bhigwan is an important ecosystem place around Pune and heaven for bird-life.

Panshet – 50 Km


Panshet Lake or Dam is another famous spot around Pune for bird watching. The backwater of Dam attracts many migratory birds and the area become lush green during the monsoon season.

Bhuleshwar – 55 Km

Long-Tailed Shrike-bird

Bhuleshwar Temple is another famous place for bird watching around and a picnic spot. Bhuleshwar is situated 55 kilometres from Pune and the temple is a protected monument.

Bamnoli 114 Km

Bamnoli a village is located on the shore of Shivsagar lake formed by koyna dam. Bamnoli,Tapola and Kaas plateau are near by places for good weekend drive.

Important Birding Locations in And Around Bangalore

Hebbal Lake  – 13 Km


The Hebbal Lake is a natural freshwater lake,located near to Outer Ring Road in Bangalore. Its favorite haunt of migratory birds and a paradise for bird lovers.

Nandi Hills – 60 Km


The ancient hill fortress and forest area is the major monsoon weekend getaways around the city. Nandi Hills is very rich in bird life and very popular spot for birdwatchers and wildlife photographers.

Kokkarebellur – 80 Km


Kokkare Bellur village is famous rare birds such as the major water birds includes storks and pelicans. Kokkarebellur is become popular for its unique species of birds which also attracted tourists to the village to watch the birds.

Valley School Road – 15 Km

Its one of the hot spot for bird watching around Bangalore, lovely place and good for a morning birding session. Valley School Road is great place to photo shoot birds and mini-forest.

Lalbagh Botanical Garden – 4 Km


Lalbagh is a botanical garden in Bangalore and one of the most beautiful gardens in India, famous for tropical plants, aquarium and a lake. The lake is one of the main tourist attraction of Lalbagh and home to many species of birds such as Verditer Flycatcher,Brahmani Kite and Indian Golden Oriole.

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