Sunday, September 5, 2010

The incredible thol

litle egret-thol lake
Thol Bird Sanctuary is located 40 kms northwest of Ahmedabad, in Mehsana District.
Thol lake, created in 1912, covers 7 sq. kms of mostly open water.
There are small marshes at the edges and some scrub forest on
Location: 72o 38' East 23o 23' Northhe sides of the high embankments.
Gujarat � acclaimed as one of the best bird watching destinations in India. These beautiful winged creatures who have always caught our fancy because of their unique skill to fly high in the sky are seen in large number and variety in this north western state of India. Most of us have always longed to master their exceptional abilities but our dreams have remained unfulfilled. However we can derive some consolation from seeing and admiring them and what better place to watch them at than the Thol Wildlife Sanctuary.

Not just bird lovers but common tourists visiting the state of Gujarat should include the Thol Wildlife Sanctuary as part of their tour itinerary. Located at a distance of about 40 km from Ahmedabad, the state capital, the Thol Wildlife Sanctuary is in the Mehsana district and definitely worth a visit. Anyone is sure to feel delighted on seeing so many beautiful feathered creatures together at the same place.

Thol Lake encompassing an area of 7 sq km has marshy fringes. Scrub forests also surround the sides of the high banks. This makes it the ideal spot for a large number of migratory birds particularly those who belong to the category of waders and waterfowls. The Thol Wildlife Sanctuary is their temporary sojourn for the winters and so it is best to visit this Lake Sanctuary in the months between October and March. When planning a trip keep in mind that.
It is indeed an ornithologists paradise but those who are not hard core birdies will also thoroughly enjoy a visit to the Thol Wildlife Sanctuary. It has been fascinating people ever since its inception in the year 1912.

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