Flamingos in Thol Lake bird sanctuary near Ahmedabad

Flamingos / Flamingoes is the migratory bird who migrate from northern breeding areas to Thol lake as its southern wintering grounds. Flamingos in Thol Lake bird sanctuary are one of the rare birds who travel thousand kilometre from their native place to Thol once in a year. There are almost 200 different species along with Flamingos who fly hundreds and thousands of kilometres to Thol lake in Gujarat. Thol is a bird watcher’s paradise. Tourists coming to Thol enjoy watching Flamingos bird during the Indian winters.


Flamingos in Thol Lake bird sanctuary

As many as 150 types of birds mainly waterfowl inhabit this lake and come from as far as Siberia. Thol in Gujarat is a bird watcher’s paradise. Best time to visit Thol is in winter between November to February. However, migratory birds starts arriving in October and stay until April but their population reaches its peak in mid winter. Best time to see the birds is early in the morning and in the evening.



Thol Lake is an artificial lake near Thol village in Kalol area of Mehsana District in Gujarat, India. It is a reservoir made for irrigation in 1912. It is a fresh water lake same as Nalsarovar and is a marshland. Thol is a Bird Sanctuary since the year of 1988.


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