Okhla Sanctuary is near Delhi, away from hustles of city near the Yamuna river bank.
So you’re a bird enthusiast looking for a new avian adventure? Well, buckle up because we’ve got a hot spot for you! The Okhla Bird Sanctuary (OBS), officially known as Shaheed Chander Shekhar Azad Sanctuary, is a one-stop shop for all things bird-watching.
This place is home to over 300 species of feathery friends.
As you make your way to the sanctuary, you’ll feel like you’ve entered a different world – a world of tranquil waters and chirping birds. With the creation of the Okhla Barrage, a large lake was formed, creating the perfect habitat for a variety of bird species. This wetland paradise is 4 square kilometres of pure bird-watching bliss, with an array of habitats like thorny scrub, grassland and wetlands, making it a must-visit for bird enthusiasts.
As you enter the sanctuary, you’ll be transported to a world of peace and quiet, with the tranquil waters of the Yamuna River in the background. The best time to visit is from November to March, when you’ll be greeted by flocks of migratory birds, eager to escape the cold. Grab your binoculars and get ready for a bird-watching extravaganza like no other. Don’t forget to pack your camera too, as you’ll have plenty of opportunities to snap some unforgettable bird selfies.
The sanctuary has something for everyone, with a children’s park for your little ones, a cafeteria for when you need a break from all the bird-watching, and an interpretation center to learn more about the feathered friends you’ll encounter. And the best part? It’s all very affordable, with entry fees starting at just 30 rupees! So what are you waiting for? Book your trip to the Okhla Bird Sanctuary today, and get ready for a fun-filled, feathered adventure!