Wildlife Sanctuaries in Gujarat
is a paradise for bird-watchers and wildlife enthusiasts.
Deciduous forests, desert plains, grasslands, wetlands and
coastal and marine locations have made Gujarat one of the
most pleasant place for bird watching and wildlife viewing.
The last Asiatic lions are found in the Gir National Park,
in the Rann of Kutch are the only surviving wild asses in
India and the Velavadar National Park conserves the rare,
swift footed blackbuck. The Rann is also the only nesting
ground in India of the large
flamingo. Throughout most
of the state there is a naturally rich bird life, peacocks
and parrots are the most common. Migratory birds from North
Eurasia find Gujarat a pleasant winter resting ground. With
its long coastline, Gujarat enjoys the good fishing waters.
Pomfret, a favourite in restaurants throughout the country
is caught here, as are prawns, tuna and Bombay Duck which is
salted and dried fish. There are about four national parks
and twenty one wildlife sanctuaries in Gujarat. Some of the
wildlife sanctuaries and national parks in Gujarat are the
Marine National Park, Gir National Park, Indian Wild Ass
Wildlife sanctuary, Velavadar National Park. Nalsarovar Bird
Sanctuary, Khijadia Bird Sanctuary and the Porbandar Bird
sanctuary are the other bird sanctuaries in Gujarat.
Things to remember while
visiting Wildlife Sanctuaries in Gujarat
1. The best time to visit
the wildlife sanctuaries is from October to March.
2. The best time to watch wildlife is in the early morning
3. Binoculars, Measuring tape, notebook, etc. are the
various things that you can carry on your visit.
4. Avoid heavy footwear and clothes that hinder easy
movement. Ideally wear colours that match with the
5. Maintain silence while you are in the sanctuary.
6. Do not run when you see the bigger animals. Usually an
animal sight us before we see it and moves away.
7. Do not smoke or wear perfumes on your visit.
8. Do not go very close to carnivores.
9. Be alert at all times.
10. Do not litter the sanctuaries and surroundings.