Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Bhindawas Bird Sanctuary

I always have a fascination for wildlife, it get my adrenalin pumping and being a start up photographer I am always on the lookout to use my new found skills. My biggest challenges is to shoot with so many composition rules while the subject is moving. This may be the reason why you might see me writing more about wildlife rather than still life but I'll keep trying to post about all the beautiful places I see.

Black-necked StorkNot so far of from the bustling city of Delhi is a big reserve for big birds. It's a lot bigger than Sultanpur Birds Sanctuary [which is dedicated to Salim Ali  a noted Indian ornithologist and naturalist was know as "birdman of India"] The reserve covers an area of 1074 acres and attracts large water fouls from all over the world.

If you have made plans to visit this place make sure that you have at least a few days at your disposal, though you could do a day trip but that would too hectic. The reserve has a kuccha road around it and has a huge circumference, roughly 11 KM. If you wish you can walk or take a vehicle around the place.

One of the things to note is that there is no place to eat in or near the sanctuary. The nearest place to eat is the local restaurant or dhaba in the neighbouring town city of Jhajjar about 15-20 KM away. You can however get accommodation giant egretto stay at the reserve but you need to book in advance. The accommodation is more like a rest house with two rooms. {Not what you would call a 3 star property but it has a cozy feel to it}.The booking can be done through via DFO, Rohtak or Chief Wildlife Warden of Haryana, Panchkula.

After you make past many small roads, the mad small town traffic, beautiful fields which line the roads the odd potholes on the small stretches of broken  you will be reach this beautiful reserve. It has all varieties of big and small water birds and if you are patient you can get very close to them. If you are fascinated by these big birds or just want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city Bhindawas Bird Sanctuary is a must visit.

Best time to visit: November to February 

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