Ghataprabha Bird Sanctuary
Situated near Kolhapur-Nargund Road, Ghataprabha Bird Sanctuary is one of the most-visited attractions in the region. It is enclosed by the mighty Ghataprabha River and emerged in over 22 Islands. This 29.78 Sq. Km region is home to more than 225 bird species from different parts of the country.
While European White Stock and the Demoiselle Crane are the most popular migratory Birds in the region, there are several Endemic Birds and Avifauna as well. Some of these include Peacock, Egrets, Lesser Pied, Snakebird, and Stocks as well. Besides this, the Sanctuary also has a variety of Snakes, Jackals, Mongoose, Hares, and other animal species.
Located about 70Kms from Belgaum, Ghataprabha Bird Sanctuary attracts tourists throughout the year in large numbers. The region is surrounded by lush greenery and huge acres of agricultural lands, adding to its beauty and charm. With endless opportunities to explore the region’s rich wildlife and natural surroundings, Ghataprabha Bird Sanctuary is a must-visit attraction in Karnataka. It is undoubtedly a heaven for birdwatchers, nature lovers, and photographers.
Best Season To Visit
November to March is the best time to visit the sanctuary as one can spot several migratory bird species nest here during this time.
Various species of migratory birds, such as European White Stork, Demoiselle Crane, and others.
Places To Stay
There are several Hotels to stay near station road, Ghatarprabha (2 kms from the sanctuary).
How To Reach
Belgaum Airport is the closest airport (45 kms)
Ghataprabha Railway Station is the closest (2 kms)
You can take a bus or car to reach Ghataprabha Bird Sanctuary from Belgaum (69 kms) and Bangalore (568 kms).
Congress Well (71 kms), Gokak Falls (10 kms), Bhimgad Wildlife Sanctuary (121 kms), and Sada Waterfalls (127.7 kms) are some of the must-visit tourist attractions to visit near Ghataprabha Bird Sanctuary.