Nawabganj Bird sanctuary is located in Unnao district (Uttar Pradesh). Before 1975, this place is known as Priyadarshini Pachhi Vihar and was inaugurated by H.N. Bahuguna. It was declared as bird sanctuary in 1984. Since then it was managed under the wildlife protection Act 1972.
Distance from Lucknow – 35 kilometers
Area- about three square kilometers When did exist – 1984
Bird species – 500
Best time to visit: – November to March
The beauty of birds in the sky, an amazing style of nesting and finding a perfect place for their habitat is remain unexplained. Watching these birds in the sunny sky is really a remarkable moment for any human.
If you’re bored from office and home with family or friends, a quiet and beautiful place to drive a few hours to spend at the weekend, then this is the right place for you.
This bird sanctuary hosts more than 500 species of birds that are local and migratory as well. Siberian birds are most frequented species of this sanctuary. The migratory birds come from Siberia, Central Asia Europe and other sub continent. Here is a list of migratory birds in this sanctuary.
1. Graylag Goose
3. Cotton teal
Apart from the migratory birds it hosts many local birds including spot will, Peacock, pigeon, lapwing and Sarus crane.
Activities to enjoy: – This bird sanctuary has an marvelous opportunities for the visitors, they can enjoy the following activities in this sanctuary.
Special information –Until 1975 it was known as Priyadarshini bird sanctuary. The on-site canteen inaugurated by Uttar Pradesh chief minister Hemwanti Bahuguna.
The canteen now been transformed into a top-class restaurant, which is known Surkhab restaurants. A beer bar.
Entry Fees- Entry ticket of Rs 30 for Indians and entry is free for children under five years of age. Entry fee is Rs 350 for foreign tourists.
The shallow lake is the natural habitat for many birds;Bird Interpretation Center in Nawabganj gives the information about the behavior of birds. I would like to suggest visiting Nawabganj bird sanctuary once in a lifetime.