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Timings : 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Time Required : 2 - 4 hrs

Entry Fee : Indian - INR 30, Foreigners - INR 350

Nawabganj-Bird-Sanctuary, Lucknow Overview

Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary, also known as Shahid Chandra Shekhar Azad Bird Sanctuary in Uttar Pradesh is a popular tourist hotspot. Located in Unnao the bird sanctuary is engulfed by dense forests and is home to over 250 species of aviary creatures, which include domestic Indian birds as well as the birds that migrate to the sanctuary in the winter months like the Peafowl, Sarus Crane, King Crow, Indian Roller among others. In addition to birds the sanctuary is also an abode for reptiles like Viper, Water Snakes, Cobra, Rattlesnakes and others, it also has a deer park in the main premises. It’s the perfect destination for wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. The bird sanctuary has an interpretation centre that has been set up to study the characteristics and behaviour of a wide array of birds. A great destination for gatherings and small picnics, Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary should definitely be on your itinerary for its manicured lawns, rich diversity of birds and animals and photogenic backdrops.

Attractions and Activities

1. Bird Watching

There are two walking trails that have been established around the bird sanctuary, these trails take you through the entire sanctuary amidst forest covers and lush greenery. It also lets you have a closer look at the birds and encounter them in a more natural setting. This walking trek would be a great opportunity for getting that camera and unleashing your inner wildlife photographer.

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2. Deer Park

The Sanctuary also has a deer park in the premises that has different breeds of deers present like the spotted deer and the barking deer, with the barking deer being the most famous breed in the park.

3. Reptile Enclosure

The sanctuary also hosts a section dedicated to reptiles like Cobra, Vipers, Water Snakes and Rattlesnakes among a few others.

4. Bird Interpretation Centre

The Bird Interpretation Centre is a small establishment within the sanctuary that was made to provide visitors with information, trivia and behavioural aspects of various species and breeds of aviary creatures. The centre also shows short films and documentaries related to wildlife to the visitors to educate them about wildlife.

5. Playground

The bird sanctuary also has a playground for kids, the playground has several slides, swings and rides for the kids to enjoy and is a hit among the children.

6. Pond

The sanctuary has a pond in its compounds that is perfect for leisurely strolls on the walking trails along the ponds or just quiet time where you could sit by the pond and enjoy the gentle breeze and the serenity of the place surrounded by wilderness.

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Food

The bird sanctuary has a restaurant run by the state tourism department within the compound to cater to all your hunger pangs and is probably the only restaurant in the vicinity. Although, if you head on towards the National Highway, there are two dhabas that are popular among the locals; Jagjanani and Anant Bhog. They are along the NH 25 and are a great option if you are willing to make the drive.

Nawabganj is bestowed with diverse range of birds and lush green pastures that add to the natural beauty of the sanctuary. The sanctuary is the perfect spot for anyone who has an inkling towards wildlife and the wilderness. It is also a great day picnic location and will keep you entertained throughout the day with its numerous exhibits.

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Best Time To Visit Nawabganj-Bird-Sanctuary

The sanctuary can be visited around the year; however, you should visit the bird sanctuary during the months of October to March as the club receives a huge populous of several species of birds who migrate from colder regions and settle at the bird sanctuary.

Stay Near Nawabganj-Bird-Sanctuary

The state tourism department has a guest house with about 20 rooms stationed at the sanctuary, it offers you a close encounter with nature and is a great option if you are fond of wildlife.

How To Reach Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary

The sanctuary can be visited around the year; however, you should visit the bird sanctuary during the months of October to March as the club receives a huge populous of several species of birds who migrate from colder regions and settle at the bird sanctuary.

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