Bhindawas Bird Sanctuary is an excellent site for birders and bird watching. Bhindawas is reminiscent of Bharatpur in some ways. It is much smaller and far more compact, but the species diversity, habitat type and bird-watching strategy is very similar. Seeing different species in large flocks all sharing one large area is an unique experience – and the embankment makes bird watching very easy. The Bhindawas checklist records 266 bird species.

Bhindawas Bird Sanctuary is in district Jhajjar, Haryana and is about 3 hours drive from Delhi. The lake and the birds in it are the main attraction of this complex. The Sanctuary is spread over an area of 1074 acres.

Flora and Fauna – The road to the lake is breathtaking, with acre upon acre of brilliant yellow mustard fields. There are many species of water birds near the canal even before reaching the sanctuary. A vehicle track goes all around the lake. The government officials at the sanctuary are quite knowledgeable and keep a track of the various birds that visit the lake. There are two watchtowers on the edge of the lake, and the whole lake full of birds is visible from there. Even the areas surrounding the sanctuary have a large variety of birds. Since it is difficult to get close to these birds, photographing them is difficult unless one owns an expensive camera with powerful lenses.

Blue Peafowl, Gray Francolin, Black Francolin, Graylag Goose, Ruddy Shelduck, Bar-headed Goose, Comb Duck, Gadwall, Eurasian Wigeon, Great Cormorant, Common Teal, Northern Pintail, Northern Shoveler, Red vented Bulbul, Common Pochard, Black-rumped Flameback, Common Hoopoe, White-throated Kingfisher, Green Bee-eater, Black Drongo, Pied Cuckoo, Common Hawk Cuckoo, Rose-ringed Parakeet, Spotted Owlet, Blue Rock Pigeon, Great Egret, Purple Swamphen, Great Bittern, Eurasian Collared Dove, Mallard, Crested Lark, Jungle Babbler, Ashy Prinia etc are some of the more common birds found in this sanctuary. In addition to the above birds, the antelope Neelgai (Blue Bull) and Jungle Cat can also be seen in this sanctuary.

Major Wildlife Attractions: Bhindawas Wildlife Sanctuary Bird species including Blue Peafowl, Gray Francolin, Black Francolin, Graylag Goose, Ruddy Shelduck, Bar-headed Goose, Comb Duck, Gadwall, Eurasian Wigeon, Great Cormorant, Common Teal, Northern Pintail, Northern Shoveler, Red vented Bulbul, Common Pochard, Black-rumped Flameback, Common Hoopoe, White-throated Kingfisher, Green Bee-eater, Black Drongo, Pied Cuckoo, Common Hawk Cuckoo, Rose-ringed Parakeet, Spotted Owlet, Blue Rock Pigeon, Great Egret, Purple Swamphen, Great Bittern, Eurasian Collared Dove, Mallard, Crested Lark, Jungle Babbler, Ashy Prinia etc are some of the more common birds found in this sanctuary. In addition to the above birds, the antelope Neelgai (Blue Bull) and Jungle Cat can also be seen in this sanctuary.

Best Time to Visit: 
Park is open throuout the year. The best time to visit is December – January when you can view the maximum number of birds.

How to get there:
Air: The nearest airport is Delhi.

Rail: The nearest railhead is Bahadurgarh 40 Kms.

Road: Jhajjar is very well connect by road with all major cities.

General Info / Tips:
The winter timings are 6:30 am – 5 pm and in summer from 6 am – 6 pm.

Forest Rest House with two rooms can be booked through DFO, Rohtak or Chief Wildlife Warden of Haryana, Panchkula.

Amenities are basic and it is recommended that provisions to be carried.

Location:
Haryana, India

Nearest Access:
Jhajjar (15 Kms.)

Wildlife Found:
Over 266 Bird Species

Coverage Area:
1074 Acres