Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary, Jamnagar

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Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary is a bird sanctuary located in Jamnagar district of Gujarat, India. It has about 300 types of migratory birds.SanctuaryThe sanctuary is unique having both fresh water lakes, salt and freshwater marshlands. It is spread over an area of 6.05 km2. Before Indian independence, a check dam was built for storing the waters of river Ruparel just before it entered the sea. Over the years with fresh water of the rain and river on one side and salt water of the sea on the other side, a unique area was formed here. On the other side of the bund large creeks flowing from the Gulf of Kutch are located. These creeks supports mangroves and other marine vegetation while on land side of the sanctuary inland vegetation like Deshi babul, Pilu, Prosopis and others are found profusely. The sanctuary is located at the watershed of Ruparel river and Kalindri at the North East coastal region of Jamnagar district in the Gulf of Kutch and has a very special and unique ecosystem. Further, as sanctuary is located near Narara Island, therefore it also has a beautiful and bio-diversified coral reef.LocationIt is located about 12 km away from Jamnagar. The nearest airport is at Jamnagar having daily direct flight to Mumbai. It was declared as a Sanctuary on 6 November 1982. It is the biggest bird sanctuary in Gujarat. Buses and taxis are available for going to sanctuary, form where in you have to walk about 3 km to reach inside the sanctuary. It is divided into 2 major parts: Part 1 and Part 2 mainly dividing salt waters and fresh waters.It is also a good place to capture a perfect sunrise and sunset.
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  • This place is called paradise for bird watcher. You can visit here in early morning or near sunset time so you have plenty of birds to seen. Also best time to visit here is in winter season.  more »
  • A big sanctuary and interesting for bird lovers. Others can enjoy the location, greenery, water body and peaceful walk. Though can be avoided during summer and afternoon. Good to visit during winter.  more »
  • You need to have patience to see the birds in nature. People don't expect as you reach you will spot everything. Since its nature you have to have some time. Plenty of spotting and best time to go ear...  more »
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  • Beautiful place for bird watching. Large number of both native and migratory bird species are found here.
  • A peaceful place to spend some time with nature, birds and sea.
  • Lovely place for bird lovers...amazing site seeing including beautiful sunrise in early morning...
  • Visited on 15th January, 2017. Nice place near Rajkot...just 80 KM away from Rajkot....when ever you go to visit place must carry good quality camera with you to see all those birds far away from you...wonderful experience...one must visit with friends & family...
  • No more what it was used to be. Have lost so much of bird diversity due to the mining.

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Jamnagar's reputation as an oil hub has overshadowed its tourism potential, so the city receives few tourists and doesn't offer a particularly broad selection of accommodations. Those on offer--primarily mid-range to luxurious hotels--lie in a few clusters, one just north of the lake, and the other farther north in the district of Vijay Nagar Society. A handful of very basic options can be found scattered around the city center.
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