The state of Gujarat is well known for its distinct tourist attractions in India. Nal Sarovar is one such location located 60 kms from the city of Ahmedabad. The lake is one of the favorite destinations of nature lover and bird-watchers as it harbors more than 210 species of migratory birds in winters.
The Nal Sarovar Lake was declared a bird sanctuary in the year 1969 as it is one of the biggest wetland bird sanctuary spread over an area 120 sq. kms.Due to its widespread marshes and reed-beds, the lake becomes an ideal home for aquatic animals and plants.
Every year, the four months from November to February witness a large number of migratory birds from far-flung areas fly to this lake, attracting numerous tourists and bird-lovers. Nal Sarovar is not only one of the largest bird sanctuaries but also one of the 15 most important wetlands in India as declared by the National Committee on Wetlands.
The highest population of waterfowls in India is found here. Both indigenous and migratory birds are found in large variety and numbers during the winter season which is the best time to visit this place. Ahmedabad is the nearest city connected well to all major cities in India through rail, air and road.
The nearest railway station is also Ahmedabad, from here day trips to the sanctuary are an easy option. There are a lot of state and private run buses from Ahmedabad to Nal Sarovar involving a journey of 30 minutes.