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There are 3 main entries to the Sanctuary - Dhrangadhra (approx. 120 kms from Ahmedabad), Bajana (approx. 100 kms from Ahmedabad) & Adesar (approx. 150 kms from Bhuj). Also, October to March is the best time to visit LRK.

Arijit Kanani The last I remember, Adesar wasn't all that developed and didn't look too tourist friendly. I suggest you stay in Bhuj instead!

about 4 years

Mandeep Singh Thanks! Appreciate it

about 4 years
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Hunil is 90kms away from Roing and is one of the places we decided to go for birding. The The main area for birding here is on the 18 km downhill stretch from Hunli to the Ithun River bridge. Some of the birds we spotted on the stretch were Red-billed Leiothrix, Beautiful Nuthatch, Slaty-Backed Forktail (right along the road), a pair of Silver-Eared Mesias, and a mighty Rufous-Bellied Hawk Eagle.

Gulnar Vij Hey, how many days is enough to spend in Hunli?

about 4 years

Arijit Kanani 2-3 days should be enough! :) I spent that long.

about 4 years
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Updated with link for booking of Forest Lodge.
Shanti Kutir (FRH) is one of the two places to stay inside the park. It is advisable to make prior booking during season time (Oct to Mar). Contact number - 05644-22777 (this number may be dated now). Another place is the Bharatpur Forest Lodge which is located inside, a km from the gate. Link for booking of is http://rtdc.tourism.rajasthan.gov.in/. Phone numbers are 05644 22760, 22722

Rajeev Raghavan Great info Arijit, request all to share links for booking these properties as much as possible. Slowly, all state govts are having portals for booking of properties but most of the times we are not aware of the links.

over 3 years

Gulnar Vij Thanks a bunch

over 3 years
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Desert Coursers is a good place to stay if you're staying in Zainabad. Within the property itself, I could identify around 60 species of birds. The place has a very eco-friendly feel to it and staying in koobas adds to the whole experience. All in all, I would recommend it to anyone.

Maulik Desai Totally agreed Arijit. And a fascinating fact about Desert Coursers is that a particular Pallid Scopps Owl, an extremely rare migratory bird, has made this place its winter retreat. It visits this place unfailingly every year!

about 4 years
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We went to Mollem National Park in December, 2016. We took our own vehicle and paid an entry fee of Rs. 120. We stayed at the Mollem Forest Rest House. The bookings were made through the office of the Deputy Conservator (0832-312095). The Rest House staff was very kind and took care of all our needs. We also had a guide accompany us through all the trails. As far as birding goes, some good finds were Sri Lankan Frogmouth, Malabar Trogon, Vernal Hanging Parrot, Flame-Throated Bulbul

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We took a flight to Delhi and then drove to Bharatpur which took us around 4 hours. We paid an entry fee of Rs. 75 per person. You're only allowed to take your car till Shanti Kutir where you can pay and park. Thereon, you can travel by foot, on bicycle or by an auto rickshaw. We spent a total of 4 days in Bharatpur.

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We paid an entry fee of Rs. 20/- per person at the Sanctuary. We reached around 6:30am and headed straight to the Salim Ali Bird Trail. Personally, I was extremely pleased to spot the Emerald Dove, Southern Hill Myna, Heart-shaped Woodpecker and White-bellied treepie. Some others we saw that day were Greater Flameback Woodpecker, Black-Rumped Flameback and Black-Hooded Oriole.

Arijit Kanani Rajesh, any specific info you need?

almost 4 years

Rajesh Mangal Arijit, wanted to know abt stay options, i am planning in november 17

almost 4 years