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Timings : 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Time Required : 2 - 4 hrs

Entry Fee : Indian - INR 30
Foreigner - INR 350

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Nawabganj-Bird-Sanctuary, Lucknow Overview

Also known as Shahid Chandra Shekhar Azad Bird Sanctuary, the Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary is located in Unnao near Lucknow. Engulfed by dense forests, this bird sanctuary is home to over 250 species birds and is also a great place to spot other wildlife.

Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary houses domestic Indian birds and migratory birds such as the Peafowl, Sarus Crane, King Crow, Indian Roller among others. Besides, the sanctuary is also an abode for reptiles like Viper, Water Snakes, Cobra and Rattlesnakes. There is a deer park as well. The bird sanctuary also has an interpretation centre. 

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Attractions & 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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Wildlife at the Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary

Besides housing several bird species including abundant and endangered ones, the Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary is also home to a handful of wildlife. Some of the wild animals found here are jackals and jungle cats. 

How to Reach the Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary

The Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary is situated along the NH-25, towards the city outskirts, about 44 to 55 km from the centre. Reaching here will require at least a 60 to 80-minute drive. There are a couple of public and private travel options including shared cabs and autos to reach the sanctuary.

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.

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