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Porbandar Bird Sanctuary in Porbandar

·  Summer: March-June (22°C - 40°C)
·  Winter: October-January (12°C - 33°C)
·  Monsoon: July-September

Best time to visit:  October-March

Opening Time: 7:00 a.m.
Closing Time: 7:00 p.m.
Weekly Holiday: Nil

Entry Fees for Indians Adults:  INR 10
Children:  N/A
Cameras:  N/A
Video Camera:  N/A
Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals Adults:  INR 10
Children:  N/A
Cameras:  N/A
Video Camera:  N/A
Spread over a small area of about 1 sq. km., Porbandar Bird Sanctuary is a rare example of a bird area finding place within the limits of a city. Located on the migratory route of many birds, the sanctuary attracts huge numbers of birds during the peak winter months. Flamingos are the top attraction for the eager bird-watchers, while other spotted birds include pelicans, avocets, storks, cranes, terns, redshanks, herons, coots, cormorants, gulls, whistling teals, grebes, ducks and geese.

Roaming around the freshwater lake inside the sanctuary during early morning hours can let you savour the chirping, splashing and other playful activities of the birds. The entire area can be explored on foot. Don’t forget to carry cameras and binoculars to experience the memorable trysts with these lovely winged creatures. A number of temples and historical sites are located close to the sanctuary.

Road: The sanctuary is located at the heart of the city and is conveniently accessible by the possible local transportation modes like buses, cabs, taxis, auto-rickshaws and cycle-rickshaws from any part of the city. The city of Porbandar has excellent road connectivity with various cities in the region.

Railway: Porbandar has its own railway station, located only few miles from the sanctuary. Tourists can easily hire a cab or an auto-rickshaw from the station to the sanctuary.

Airway: The airport of Porbandar is about 6 km. from the sanctuary. It is possible to reach the sanctuary from the airport in a cab, a taxi or an auto-rickshaw.