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New tourist facilities at Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary(VIDEO)

New tourist facilities at Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary(Video)
Nal Sarovar, DeshGujarat, 25 February, 2009

New Nal Sarovar interpretation centre is now open

Forest Department of Gujarat has developed an interactive interpretation centre at state’s largest 123 square km Nal Sarovar wetland bird sanctuary located in Ahmedabad district. Interpretation centre is now open for visitors. Interpretation centre named as ‘Abhiruchi Kendra’ has been developed at a cost of Rs.42 lakh including Rs. 15 lakh for kiosks.

Talking to DeshGujarat, Forest department officer stationed at Nal Sarovar Mr.BB Modi said “So far 225 types of birds are recorded in Nal Sarovar area. 140 of them are water-birds and 70 of them are migratory. Out of these 70, only 25 to 30 are easily observed by the visitors and tourists. We have focused on these 30 varieties while developing an interpretation centre. Some of the varieties we have focused on are Flamingo, Pelican Egret, Heron, Ducks, Cormorant, Crane etc.”

“Migratory bird’s travel distance, place of origin, cross section prototype of Nal Sarovar’s under water life etc. are exhibited in the centre. We have set up Reverse Osmosis plant to offer pure drinking water to visitors. We now get Narmada water here through Sujalam Sufalam project.

Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary, primarily comprising of a huge lake and ambient marshes, is situated about 62 km to the West of Ahmedabad. Mainly inhabited by migratory birds in winter and spring, it is the largest wetland bird sanctuary in Gujarat, and one of the largest in India.

Night stay would be possible at Nal Sarovar

Night stay at Nal Sarovar wetland bird century would be possible in near future. The Forest department of Gujarat has developed 14 platforms for tented accommodation. On Tuesday morning, Gujarat’s Forest and Environment Minister Mangubhai Patel dedicated 8 tents with facility of pucca toilet and bathroom.

When contacted, Nal Sarovar’s Forest officer Shri Bharat Modi said “We are planing Rs. 1000 package in which tented facility, sun-set, traditional local dance, traditional dinner, film show on environment, camp-fire, star gazing, night-stay, sun-rise, guided boat-ride with binoculars, bird-watching, visit to interpretation centre, morning tea, snake-show all these activities will be included. Local people will be employed in these activities. Local women-self-help-groups will get maximum benefit from this Eco-tourism efforts.

The tented night stay facility would be operational during 15 October to 15 June every year on selection bases. Priority would be given to Forest department’s nature camps.

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  1. Satish says:

    Thanx for Nal Sarovar Bird Sancuary info. Packaged tour info from A’bad, Baroda would have been additional help.

  2. let me ask you ,nal-sarovar was there since hundreds of yeras.white desert was there since hundreds of
    years.kankaria was there since many,many years.sabarmati,vishwa maitri,were there since many,many
    years.utrayan was parva since adi-anadi kal.but to bring all this things in the life of people is some.
    dono’t we have enough sporting spirit to appriciate modiji’s vision? show,me any field of gujarat he
    did not touch?i,think after gandhiji he is the only leader who tried to touch every side and field of
    pepple’s life.he thought about history,he thought about wild life,he thought about nature,he thought about
    prosperity,he thought about festivals.not only thought but gave a special pride to each.
    i,think he is the master of gujarat’s life.he is not only a c.m or political leader.he is the leader of
    every thing.i,told and mentioned 100 times but let me tell one more time that gujarat and gujaratis
    are really lucky to have a person like him as their leader.whatever he has in the back,no,leader in any party
    has in their fore-head.
    “jeni kimat kodi ni pan na hoy ava arjun,sidhharth,rahul,sonia,lallu,paswan,mullo-mulayam,amarsingh,
    and bija anek ne ,narendra modi vishe su gata-gam pade?jevi rite blind chitra nu description na kari shake,
    deaf sara gavayela rag sambhali na sake ,gunga sar vat ne boli na sake,am a badha modiji vishe kanhi pan
    kahij na sake.pan nak vagar na nakta samajtaj nathi.”

  3. db says:

    nanavati – great thought.. never thought about this before…. you are 100% right…keep it up…

    i am worry since long about death of tiger.. in last 5 year of this congress rule more then 4500 tiger died in india.
    that means 900 per year and almost 3 tieger per day…
    who care? our media don’t care, our people are happy with oscar award for slum (slum dog millioner)
    if you think indian people will not change their IQ then whole india will live in slum. the work which british can not do congress will do in india….

    despite indian people learning in english medium their mind didn’t change.. better my mother language which at lest gave us freedom.

  4. Heena.Gajjar says:

    i am architecture student and doing my thesis project on bird conservation center at wahavana wetland- vadodra. well to say about nal sarovar and such other fragile places where nature should be left untouched government goes on making buildings all around. these are the only places we “HUMANS” have to know and understand nature and if we wil destroy it with our intervention then what will be left for our children… ? i don’t say that we should not go there or stay at such places but we should respect such paces and follow all rules and conserve it. these are the places where there should be minimum intervention of we “humans”. NATURE WILL SURVIVE WITHOUT US, BUT WE WILL NOT…..

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