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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  • You hit the spot right as you enter zone 1, water body full of birds. We could spot multiple varieties and kids enjoyed a lot.  more »
  • This is a nice place for bird lovers during winter season government also organised some activities for bird lovers during this time. There are separate charges for taking you camera inside and a earl...  more »
  • 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 »
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  • It hosts some of the rare species of birds who have travelled thousands of miles across the globe. The presence of salt and fresh water on either side of this land creates such an ecosystem of wide variety of birds. It is essential for you to have a guide to truly enjoy it.
  • A good place to hang out with family for picnic. Permission is required to visit this place, which can be obtained there. Make sure that you carry enough stuff like water and food as no canteen or restaurant are there. A good camera will add taste to your experience.
  • Best Place to visit during November to February in a Year, 10 Km from Jamnagar City. I have visited this place 2 times. As I have experience to visit place in both morning and evening time I suggest you to visit in morning. You will find more bird activity in morning time. Khijadiya Phase - 2 is still under development and do not have that much birds. Staff is very cooperative. Bird lovers will enjoy a lot this place.
  • You can spend good time with family or friends. If you are visiting this Sanctuary for photography then you must have good camera and it will surely going to best clicks. Natural and adorable place 10 km ahead of Jamnagar city.
  • Beautiful beautiful place. Perfect for bird watching and photography. Beat season to visit is winter.

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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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