Shuka Vana is a dream come true for bird enthusiasts and nature lovers.
This amazing aviary is home to over 2000 birds, including some rare and exotic species that will leave you gasping for breath. It’s not every day that you get to witness the wonder of over 450 bird species all in one place, and that too, in a Guinness World Record holder!
As you step into this beautiful bird park, you’ll feel like you’re walking into a magical world of chirping and fluttering. The park is filled with all kinds of parrots, and each one of them has a unique story to tell. From those representing your zodiac sign to those symbolizing months of the year, you’ll find a parrot for every occasion!
But Shuka Vana is not just about parrots; it’s a place of healing and hope for abandoned, injured and abused birds. And who’s the superhero behind it all?
None other than Sri Ganapathi Sachidananda Swamiji! This wise seer believes that birds are vital to the existence of other species, and their dwindling numbers in recent years have sounded an alarm that we all need to heed.
Through this initiative, he hopes to raise awareness and promote respect for the avian species among the general public.
Now, let’s talk about the birds themselves. Have you ever seen a Scarlet Macaw up close and personal? No? Well, get ready to be blown away because Shuka Vana has them all – from Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore, to name a few. And if you’re lucky, you might even get to take a photograph with them, for a nominal fee of course! Just remember, no mobiles or cameras allowed inside the aviary, so you’ll have to rely on the official photographer to capture those priceless moments.
Oh, and don’t forget to visit the bonsai garden and the Hindu temple while you’re here. The bonsai specimens are truly impressive, and the temple has regular ceremonies that are worth experiencing. And if you’re looking for some free-flying action, keep an eye out for the rainbow lorikeets; they’re the only ones that get to stretch their wings in this beautiful sanctuary.
So pack your bags, and head to Shuka Vana for a day filled with color, sound, and laughter. Just remember to plan your visit on a weekday, and give yourself at least an hour or two to take in all the sights and sounds. Trust us; this is one bird park that you won’t forget in a hurry!