Okhla Bird Sanctuary
Okhla Bird Sanctuary
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Pankaj Toppo
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India56 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Friends
At one point in time the Okhala Bird Sanctuary may have been good but now it's not worth it. I have been there once and was so disappointed that did not have the courage to go there again. To be frank I did not find any positives about this place so let's list down the negatives. The first put off is locating the entrance. It's like a game of hidden treasure. There are no signboards, so if you are going there for the first time, it will be more of soul searching, even after you have found the entrance. Second, if you have taken your vehicle then park it on busy road connecting Kalindi Kunj in Delhi to Noida. And pray all the while that no one messes with your car. Third when you enter be really shell out a fortune, especially if you are carrying a camera. It Rs 500 bucks. Your woes won't end there. As you enter the park, the stench of the Yamuna greets you. If you ever want to know how polluted the Yamuna is, go to Okhla Bird Sanctuary. If you can overcome the stench try locating the birds, if you can. I for sure could not find any, except for some cormorants in tbe far distance. The area around the park has seen so much human intervention that I guess birds too have deserted the place. There is a half complete high rise, where construction has been stopped, right at the gate of this bird sanctuary. In short avoid it going to the place. There are much better options in Delhi NCR.
Written 30 January 2020
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Deepak
Noida, India123 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
you will not catch lovely birds here. so be careful. do not waste time to visit here.
fees are also high . you will totally disappointed. still if you want to visit then come in morning 6 am to 7 am . that is the best time to see whatever birds are there as birds rise early.

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Written 22 March 2020
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Kumarjit Dey
Kolkata (Calcutta), India94 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Known as a haven for over 300 bird species, especially waterbirds.
In 1990, an area of 3.5 square kilometres (1.4 sq mi) on the river Yamuna was designated a bird sanctuary by the Government of Uttar Pradesh under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972. The site is located at the point where the river enters Uttar Pradesh. The most prominent feature of the sanctuary is the large lake created by damming the river, which lies between Okhla village to the west and Gautam Budh Nagar to the east.
Written 3 July 2020
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AK Sood
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
1.firstly there is no place to park vehicle.
2 there was only a gatekeeper to change for the entrance fee and I was told by him that he is all alone in the sanctuary. There were carts at entrance but no driver.There was nobody to guide us or even help us in taking us around.i wonder how the government runs sanctuary without staff or it may be that they take salary from govt and stay at home.what a shame .
Written 8 April 2023
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Venkat273
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India687 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Solo
1. I visited Okhla Bird Sanctuary (OBS) on 6th Nov’14
2. OBS is spread around the wetlands on the border of Delhi & Noida. In fact the entry gate to the sanctuary is from Noida side.
3. From Gurgaon, we may take the Mehrauli road and take a right turn at IIT Crossing (Essex Farms) and cross Nehru Place, Kalkaji and take a the Faridabad road. After crossing the Apolo Hospital, take the left turn towards Kalindi Kunj – Noida road. The entry gate to the OBS is on the left side about 100 metres after crossing the Okhla barrage. From Apollo Hospital, the entry gate is about 4 Kms.
4. OBS has a huge water body which attracts water birds like Moor Hen, variety of Duck and Stork.
5. The entry charges for an Indian tourist is Rs. 30/- (see attached photo). No fees for camera (unless it is for commercial or business purpose).
6. It is believed that OBS is home to over 300 variety of birds.
7. OBS has put up informative signage about the inhabitants of the sanctuary.
8. Tourists are permitted to take their car inside OBS from 8 am - 5 pm. But for a avid bird lover, it is better to walk / trek so that we can listen to the sounds of the birds.
9. The best time to visit is early in the morning. Many persons could be seen enjoying their morning walk at OBS.
10. There is a tar road about 3 Kms. long. It runs parallel to the lake.
11. There are 2 watch towers right in the middle of the wetlands. To reach the watch tower, one has to walk along kaccha roads, cross a bamboo bridge, and then walk on a small path through tall grass on both sides. It is a very good place and the approach to the watch tower is very interesting.
12. We saw a variety of birds like Eagles, Painted Stork, Egrets, Moor Hens, Babblers, Peahens, Starlings, Mynahs, Parakeets, Warbler and other Water Birds. I believe we saw the Spectacled Warbler.
13. We also saw variety of Butterfly.
14. Okhla Bird Sanctuary is definitely worth a visit especially in the winter months of November, December and January.
15. Do remember to take along water and some light snacks.
16. PLEASE BRING BACK THE TRASH IF ANY. DO NOT LITTER THE SANCTUARY. LET US KEEP IT CLEAN.
Written 6 November 2014
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bindi62
India134 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013 • Friends
Thanks to the effort of some ardent birdwatchers, this park was saved from being closed down to make way for malls and other such developments. Though surrounded by the DND flyway, the park has an assortment of swamps, lakes, marshes and trees, with a bund that has smaller plants, all great spots for birds. Birds are nesting here which means they feel safe and that is a good sign for bird population. Ducks, Stilts, herons, kingfishers, Bitterns, and even a mongoose! we saw it all at 5.30 am. A lovely watch tower helps to get a better view of bird activity, and at that hour only the serious and quiet watchers are around. A nice trip to undertake if you are on the east side of Delhi.
Written 21 June 2013
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Steve S.
Jersey City, NJ48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Solo
Okhla is a bit hard to find since taxi drivers do'nt seem to know about it, but if you can find a taxi or tuk-tuk driver who is willing to get you to the general vicinity and then ask directions, it is worth the visit. For an urban sanctuary, it is excellent -- lots of ducks, geese, herons, shorebirds, and even a fair assortment of passerines. It would have been better if I'd had a better spotting scope (my traveling scope only goes up to about 25X), but as it was, I had an rewarding five hours.
Written 6 March 2015
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RahulSingh3
New Delhi, India1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Family
i been there 1st time on Sunday morning, there is no water and no birds on crows flying here and there as usual and one of the bad situation in the end of the sanctuary road there is crematorium there is no marking like 'here is crematorium' you know some time people don't want to go there if they are with family and all and we reached and i had found there was graves and we were in fun mood and we land up with this i mean no one want to go in the morning with family they can put signboard or something that's what i feel.
Written 7 November 2013
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Devika Rani
Guwahati, India173 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Solo
A beautiful location, has a status of National bird Sanctuary. You need a vehicle or can walk the 4 km. The place needs habitat protection, public fund and water for the migratory season.
More people should visit, share their experiences on all the birds and continue the process of learning more about migratory birds. The season has just begun with the brown headed gulls, the spot billed ducks, avocets, lapwings, stilts, peacocks, arboreal birds. A good seasonal location to spend time. You would need a binocular, camera, water and food to keep you company. The Metro runs till apollo and then the auto can drop you off at the sanctuary.
Written 24 October 2013
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Colombo, Sri Lanka232 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Couples
This is a very beautiful location to spend an early morning or a late evening to watch birds. Well laid out road leads along the flood plane of Jamna and creates an excellent habitat for wetland birds. It should be a paradise location in winter but were not disappointed at all with what we saw. Great location for bird watchers.
Written 8 July 2013
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