(Last Updated on : 09/01/2014)
Sandi Bird Sanctuary was created in 1990 in order to protect and conserve the natural habitation and surroundings and also the marine vegetation for the migratory birds, as well as for the local people of the region. Sandi Bird Sanctuary is located in Sandi town in the district of Hardoi, in Uttar Pradesh. The Sanctuary is situated at a distance of around 19 km on the Hardoi-Sandi Road and almost 1 km away from the town of Sandi.
The Sandi Bird sanctuary is also renowned as Dahar Jheel, which was mainly popular in the ancient times. The area of the lake is around 3.0854 km and spread over a vast area. Sandi Bird sanctuary also contains River Garra, which was formerly known as Garun Ganga. The birds migrating through the area, take shelter on the river front before going to the Sandi Bird sanctuary. The birds generally migrate in the winter months of November- December.
Sandi Bird sanctuary is a popular tourist location. Sandi particularly attracts ornithologists and bird watchers, as many rare migratory birds take refuge in the sanctuary. It also acts as a safe haven for the nature lovers and explorers. December-February is considered as the ideal time to visit Sandi Bird sanctuary. The sanctuary contains a number of wild animals also like jackal, Nilgai
or blue bull and mongoose
, other than different types of local and rare birds. The rare Siberian White Crane also used to migrate to this sanctuary in the past.
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