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The city of Ahmedabad renders great diversity of different kinds of habitats and it has something in bulk to offer to the people who love wildlife. There are deep forests found in Ahmedabad and these forests mostly shelter different kinds of animals and the rarest of species in animals are also found in these forests.
Some of the well-known wildlife spots that are located very close to Ahmedabad have been detailed below:
Kamla Nehru Zoological Garden Ahmedabad
Kamla Nehru Zoological Garden is located just beside the Kankaria Lake and this garden is very famous for its abiding population of albino animals. The garden accommodates a large number of mammals, birds and reptiles and people, who visit this garden along with their children, go through a captivating experience. The garden also equips a museum on natural history that contains stuffed birds and miniatures of scenes that depict wildlife. The most significant among the stuffed birds present at the museum is a pair of Great Indian Bustards that are very rare. One is sure to get amazed and amused by the enthralling variety of animals available at the Kamla Nehru Zoological Garden.
Thol Wildlife Sanctuary Ahmedabad
Thol Wildlife Sanctuary is a kind of shallow reservoir of water that is located at a distance of 25 kilometers from Ahmedabad and it is considered to be the most famous birding shelter that lies very close to Ahmedabad and it ranks after Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary that is also located very close to the city of Ahmedabad. The original location of Thol Wildlife Sanctuary is in the Mehsana district in the northern part of Gujarat. The Thol Wildlife Sanctuary is man-made and it is believed to have been originally made by the Ruler of Baroda namely Sayajirao Gayakvad. The sanctuary was built in the year 1912 and is spread over an area of 1450 square kilometers.
Rich bird habitat that is found at the Thol Wildlife Sanctuary includes both migratory as well as native birds. There are many winter birds such as flamingos, waterfowls, mallards, great white pelicans, Sarus Cranes and Geese found at the sanctuary. The best time that can be used for visiting the Thol Wildlife Sanctuary is between the months of November and February.
Nal Sarovar in Ahmedabad
Nal Sarovar is another bird sanctuary that s located very close to Ahmedabad and it also serves as an outstanding maritime park. Migratory birds from Siberia are the most wonderful sights of this bird sanctuary and it is visited by thousands of people all round the year.
Gir National Park in Ahmedabad
Gir National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary is spread over an area of 1412 square kilometers and it mainly consists of deciduous forests including evergreen and semi-evergreen acacia, flora, grasslands, rocky hills and scrub jungle. The entire sanctuary is fed by seasonal and perennial streams and rivers and it also consists of very huge water bodies such as Kamleshwar Dam that accommodates a large number of birds and crocodiles. The contact detail of Gir National Park has been provided below: