Jaipur, because of its sweet climate, is home to an exquisite number of birds’ species. Sadly, the limitless number of birds is starting to get real low.
The different species are, not only vital for the environment, they help make Jaipur what it is today. What’s a land without its birds anyway?
The Indian birding fair is going to be renewed for its 22nd iteration, achieving which, is definitely a feat of its own.
Indian birding fair is held every year in February, the dates for this year are, 7th&8th February. It will be held at its original venue, the Man Sagar lake, some of us Jaipurites may recognize it by the iconic Jal Mahal.
This year’s event will be focused on Wader birds, as you may be aware, a lot of species of Wader birds are now endangered. The event will focus on how we can help in conserving over 84 species of Wader birds, found in the Indian subcontinent.
Followed by conservation session, there will be quizzes, painting competition, tattoo making, and much more.
This event is one of a kind and definitely, an amazing opportunity for bird lovers. It’s an honor for every jaipurite, that an event of such stature, was brought up, and is, based in Jaipur. Happy birding!
Jaipur is finally showered with the bliss of monsoon 😀 Do you also feel like jumping in puddles and dancing freely in the rain ? During this time, don’t you miss being around water bodies to see them filling up after an entire year and breathing their fresh smell right after it has rained ? If you are a water being, you don’t have to go too far as here we are listing some beautiful water places in and around Jaipur for you to visit and feel the rain 🙂
- Ramgarh Dam
Approximately 30 km away from Jaipur city, with the way cocooned by verdant trees on both sides, there lies Ramgarh dam. A place which once had a sprawling artificial lake and would attract tourists like bees to honey, is now dry but has managed to resume its freshness by the landscape, greenery and the famous Ramgarh lodge where you can rush to during the coming long weekends in August 🙂
- Lake ‘Sagar’
A hidden beauty and the primary source of water for the adjoining forts of Amer and Jaigarh as well as the city of Amer – Lake ‘Sagar’ is a 17th century gem that flows in the arena of Jaipur. You can reach the lake by car or by walking towards it. Just beware and don’t get too lost in its beauty ! 😉
- Jalmahal Palace
A palace partially submerged in the Mansagar Lake of Jaipur, Jalmahal is a poet’s muse, an artist’s eye candy, a tourist’s paradise and a local’s respite. The Mansagar lake is full of freshly drained water that flows from the hilly catchment of the lake only during the rainy months of July to September and is a natural habitat for more than 150 species of local and migratory birds and a hang out spot for humans of both kinds as well 😉
- Chandlai Lake
When you want to leave the cliches behind, and go to a place that might surprise you with its infinite splendor, drive to the Chandlai lake. While you finally will have to walk till you spot some birds playing in the lake and flying from here to there, it will all be worth it when you see the sight of the rare flamingos and pelicans flocking together at this lovely and small lake just 30 km away from Jaipur 🙂
- Maota Lake
Below the superb Amer fort, lies the Maota lake which swathes the pink city in its allure in the monsoons giving the residents and tourists a chance to stand near it and sip tea, while the photographers can find their right moment to capture this absolute visual delight 🙂
Happy Monsoons 😀
Jaipur is a storehouse of exotic flora and fauna, green spaces, surrounding lakes unique wildlife, set to be discovered by any nature lover. As you walk a path that winds pristinely through the boudoir of tranquility and natural beauty, there exists one big avian attraction- ManSagar Lake in Jaipur.
Amidst a curtain of bougainvillea flowers where the golden sun rays filtered from horizon, gives an endless fascination to watch winged wonders; Yes, some migratory, some local, few big and countless small; some in water and multitudes hovering over the lake but all of them will capture your attention to watch the beauties and photograph them.
Every year in the month of February, the glory of Jal Mahal at Mansagar Lake burgeons as the new winged guests make their magnanimous presence. During this time of the year, with an intention to promote bird watching and nature conservation, the Tourism and Wildlife Society of India (TWSI) celebrates ‘Bird Fair’. This year the 20th edition of Indian Birding Fair was held on 9th & 10th Feb.
The organizer of the British Bird Watching Fair, Dr. Tim Appleton also participated and around 38 varieties of Birds were sighted during this time.
Don’t miss to look up the aerial ballet that the birds perform while flocking!
It is simply mesmerizing and you can not stop marvelling at the sight of a murmuration! For such are the treats in store here that it’s hard to think of a place that is more rewarding to the seeker of avian travellers.
So, plan a trip to cherish the bounty of nature, take great photographs and simply enjoy 🙂