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Gudavi Bird Sanctuary



bscure village in Sorab taluk of Shimoga district, comes alive in June as the energetic chirping of birds fills the air. The tree-lined banks of the Gudavi Lake become a brilliant mosaic of colours, with branches buried under bright plumage. The grey heron, night heron, little cormorant, jungle fowl, waterfowl, white-headed crane, pond heron, and the black-headed crane - you'll find them all holidaying at Gudavi. Their symphony can be heard miles away.

A bird watcher's paradise, Gudavi Bird Sanctuary can be an exciting experience for you. If you choose to spend your weekend or your vacation in the most fruitful manner you can take a ride to the Gudavi Bird Sanctuary. Away from the din of the city life, Gudavi Bird Sanctuary offers you an exquisite number of avian species.

Clad in your casuals and good walking shoes you will enjoy the trek along the tree lined banks of Gudavi Lake. It is the month of June that gives an extra boost of life to this spectacular bird sanctuary. The trees become hubs of bright plumage. With powerful binoculars you can enjoy the grey heron and the night heron. You can spot the little cormorant and the white-headed crane too.

The jungle fowl and the waterfowl, the pond heron and the black headed crane are seen thronging together that adds to the beauty of the Gudavi Lake. As you walk around the Gudavi Bird Sanctuary exploring the tree tops and river banks you will be greeted with a cacophony of sounds

Location info:

Address:From Bangalore - 377km
Nearest City:Bangalore
Best time to visit: June to October.

Climate/Weather of Gudavi Bird Sanctuary:

Approx. 35 ℃

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How to reach Gudavi Bird Sanctuary?

Nearest Railway Station:Shimoga Railway Station well connected to Bangalore, Mysore ,Hubli.
Nearest Airport:Nearest airport is Mangalore or Bangalore International Airport
Road Transport:Well connected road network,leading to all parts of Karnataka

Nearest Visiting places in Gudavi Bird Sanctuary:

2.Sharavathi Wildlife Sanctuary
3.Tyavarekoppa, enjoy lion and tiger safari here

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Hotels/Lodge/Accommodation nearby Gudavi Bird Sanctuary:

Accommodation is not available at Gudavi Bird Sanctuary. You will need to stay at Shimoga.

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Gudavi Bird Sanctuary is open to from 6 am to 6 pm between the months of June to November. You can have a spectacular view of this living creature in the sanctuary with a powerful binocular. When you you walk around the Gudavi Bird Sanctuary of Karnataka you will be delighted to hear the greeting of these birds and the cacophony of sounds echoing in the air giving it a serene atmosphere

Help Line/Phone Number:

Police Station:100
Nearest Hospital:Hospital:Shimoga Institute of Medical Sciences
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