Gudavi Bird Sanctuary is a perfect place for any bird lover situated in a remote village of Karnataka.. There are a variety of birds here, which will quite impress the visitors. It is not only the birds but the serenity of the place is also very relaxing. After a year`s toil and labor Gudavi Bird Sanctuary will be just the right place to escape from the din and bustle of metropolitan life. The fresh breeze, a stroll by the Gudavi Lake and the cool shades of the tree attract tourist from all over the world. Some of the several species here include grey heron, night heron, white-headed crane and cormorant.
It would be quite interesting to find out the birds camouflaging upon the tall trees. The birds of Gudavi Bird Sanctuary can also be seen hopping around the banks of the Gudavi Lake. Waterfowl, jungle fowl, black-headed crane and pond heron are the primary birds. These colorful creatures help in accentuating the beauty of the lake.
Major Wildlife Attractions: The Sanctuary is home to The variety of birds, like Gray Heron, Night Heron, Little Cormorant, Jungle Fowl, Waterfowl, White headed Crane, Pond Heron, Black Headed Crane, Darter, Indian Shag, Bittern, Little Grebe, White Ibis, Pariah kite, and Brahminy Kite.
Various avian species immigrate from across the globe to the Gudavi Bird Sanctuary at Karnataka, in different seasons for breeding. A platform is built on the Gudavi Bird Sanctuary for bird watchers to have a closer look of the birds.
Best Time to Visit: The best time to visit the Sanctuary is June to October.
How to Get there:
Air: The nearest airport to Shimoga is at Hubli which is at a distance of 165 Km. Other airports accessible from Shimoga are Mangalore (200 Km) and bangalore (274 Kms). In near future, an airport at Sogane is expected to open. It is around 6 Km from Shimoga.
Rail: Shimoga has its own railhead and is well connected to bangalore and Mysore by regular trains. Though connection with other cities of India is less.
Road: Shimoga is connected by NH 206 to the capital city bangalore . Distance between the two cities is 274 km and can be covered in about 6 hrs. There are regular buses between the two cities. Shimoga can also be approached from Mangalore and Udupi. The entire route is quite picturesque. Luxury coaches run by KSRTC are the most convenient way of commuting.
General Info / Tips:
Accommodations are not available at Gudavi Bird Sanctuary. You will need to stay at Sagar or Shimoga.
Soraba (15 Kms.)
Gray Heron, Night Heron