Best places in India to watch birds
Keoladeo Ghana National Park, Rajasthan
Better known as the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, this national park is claimed to be the most famous bird sanctuary in India. The area here is quite diverse in terms of geography, from large marshes to dry woodlands. It is inhabited by over 400 native bird species and welcomes migratory birds like the Siberian crane during winter. Dalmatian pelicans, painted storks, Demoiselle cranes are some of the highlights here.
How to visit: Bharatpur is mere 175 kilometers from Delhi. Driving down to the park is the best mode of transport.
Thanks to the coastline present here, the Andaman Islands attract a large amount of seabirds as well. Several endemic and their subspecies head to the mainland to lay eggs. Some of the native and rare species found here are Narcondam hornbill, Andaman crake, Andaman scops owl and the serpent eagle.
There is also a large number of woodpeckers, waders and kingfishers that thrive here.
How to visit: Andaman can be reached via air from Chennai and Kolkata. You can also embark on a ferry trip from the two cities.