Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary is your spot for a refreshing winter retreat from Lucknow

A picturesque portrait of nature amidst the chirping & twittering of birds, Nawabganj promises unmatched serenity.

Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary, one of the many wetlands located in Northern India is a top-rated attraction for all those who are fascinated by the bounties of nature. A picturesque portrait of nature amidst the chirping & twittering of birds, Nawabganj's unmatched serenity woos a lot of visitors, every year. Situated in Unnao, this place is dedicated to the flora and avian beauties, and those who love to be close to nature.

What is the hype about?

Renamed in 2015 as the Shahid Chandra Shekhar Azad Bird Sanctuary, this site is a wonderland for all enamoured by biodiversity. Touted as being the habitat for over 250 species of migratory birds, the sanctuary also provides a home to many reptilian varieties. Sprawling over 224.6 hectares of lush green fields, the sanctuary has beautiful birds like Peafowl, Sarus Crane, King Crow, Indian Roller and reptiles like Viper, Water Snakes, Cobra, Rattlesnakes and others.

While tourists enjoy birdwatching the most, the sanctuary also boasts of a 2.6 Km long cycle stretch around the lake in the centre. With a quiet walk or a joyful cycle ride, you can enjoy your day here in multiple ways! The sanctuary also houses a deer park which is a captivating allure for all carrying love for the wild. Additionally, the complex contains an interpretation centre for conducting detailed studies about the characteristics and behaviour of birds. A day at this mystifying haven of birds not just promises you soothing tranquillity but also encapsulates moments of unrivalled excitement.

A hub for winged guests during the winters

In winters, the sanctuary welcomes a number of flying guests like Garganey Teal, Mallard, Purple Moorhen, Little Grebe, Spoonbill Duck, Red Wattled Lapwing, Wigon and many more. If you wish to witness the choicest kinds of winged creatures, this is the best time to plan your trip. Located 6 and a half hours away from Lucknow, Nawabganj can be reached by a tourist bus or a privately-hired vehicle.

Knock Knock

If your tiring schedules have taken a toll on you, this spot can surely provide for a refreshing retreat. Whether it's a stroll in solace or a group excursion with your best mates, this exquisite world of birds can take you on a trip of your unexplored self. Beat the winter blues and head to this scenic sanctuary and win yourself memories for a lifetime!

Entry Fee: Indian- INR 30 per person and Foreigner - INR 350. Camera - INR 500.

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