The Okhla Bird Sanctuary is situated in Ghaziabad near New Delhi, in-between Okhla Barrage on the river Yamuna and Okhla wier. With an aim to safeguard the hundreds of local and migratory birds and provide a safe sanctuary for their breeding, the area around the Water body was taken up and developed as a tourist spot and thus the Okhla Bird Sanctuary was declared and brought into existence in 1990.Kalindi Kunj, to the south of Okhla Bird Sanctuary, is a very blissful and enjoyable place in its serene surroundings and natural bounty.
Out of the around 250 species of birds sighted in this area , 160 species are of migratory birds coming all the way from Tibet, Europe and Siberia for their winter sojourn.
With the onset of winters, these migratory birds start coming in from the month of November and as soon as the summers set in, they start flying back to their homes. Their stay is for nearly 3-4 months from November to March which is also the appropriate time for bird lovers to visit the sanctuary. Read more about Okhla Bird Wildlife Sanctuary
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Tiger was sitting on a log, Leopard with a cub sitting on a tree, Elephants, gaur, sambar, malabar giant squirrel. White bellied woodpecker, crested serpent eagle, green imerial pigeons, streak throated woodpecker and crested hawk eagle. Crocodiles and Rattlesnake.
How to reach?
Okhla Bird Sanctuary is located at the Okhla barrage over Yamuna River. It is situated in Noida, Gautam Buddh Nagar district, on Delhi-Uttar Pradesh state border.
Nearest Railway Station, Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station10 km by road, New Delhi Railway Station 20 km by road.
From Connaught Place to Botanical Garden station by Metro; 30 min travel and then 3 km on road by 3-wheeler or cycle rickshaw
From Delhi Airport, 25 km by road.
From ISBT Kashmeri Gate25 km by road.