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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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Where to stay in Jamnagar

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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  • This place is good for one time visit, this year bird population of migratory birds was very less because of lesser rain fall so couldn't see much.  more »
  • most beautiful bird century located near jamnagar . u can vist in winter only, most beautiful attraction of this santuary is siberayan crains which travels from syberuia to here in winter only.  more »
  • It is 15kms from Jamnagar city. Best time to visit October to January. Beautiful place. One should have habit of walking as it is big area. Watch towers near lake. Benches also kept on water side. One...  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.