Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary

Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary, established in 1979, is located at Solapur in Maharashtra state of India. The sanctuary is known for housing the great Indian bustards, a large bird having an ostrich like appearance. It was declared a sanctuary in July 1992 to protect the rare Great Indian Bustard. Travelers visiting here get awe-struck by the abundance of nature sprawling here. Apart from the great Indian bustards, one can also spot numerous other birds here like McQueen's Bustard, Lesser Florican, Stoliczkas, Bushchats, Merlins, etc.

Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary is blessed with varied vegetation, semi-arid grasslands and marshy swamps which give an ideal environment to the Great Indian Bustard. Travelers can also spot some species of animals here like Blackbuck, Wolf, Indian Fox, Jackal, etc.

Not all the areas of this sanctuary are open for the visitors. Travelers can explore the area only till the hut from where they can observe birds and animals in their peaceful habitat. The sanctuary also has a watch tower which offers bird’s eye views of the region.


Best Time to Visit
The best time to explore the pristine beauty and to spot numerous birds here is between September and February.

How to Reach:
Nannaj is around 22 kilometers from Solapur which can be easily be accessed by taking a cab service. Solapur is an important rail head on the Mumbai-Chennai/Hyderabad/Bangalore line. Thus, rail option is the best to reach the sanctuary.


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