Karnataka Tourism

Gudavi Bird Sanctuary

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Heaven for avid bird watchers, Gudavi Bird Sanctuary, is one of the renowned Bird Sanctuaries in Karnataka. Located on Gudavi Lake banks, the Sanctuary is spread across an area of over 0.75 sq. km. It is engulfed with natural beauty and rich biodiversity, attracting tourists from different parts of the world.

The Bird Sanctuary prides itself on being the home of more than 217 bird species, including residential and migratory birds. Some of the most popular migratory birds here are Grey Heron, Little Cormorant, Little Grebe, White Ibis, White-Headed Crane – to name just a few.  Nestled deep inside Karnataka, Gudavi Bird Sanctuary is visited by tourists throughout the year; however, to witness the allure of this place, the months between June to December are the best choice.

A visit to this unexploited paradise, located in Shimoga, is one of the best things to do in Karnataka. During the monsoon, the beauty of this place is in its full glory.

Overview Guide

Best Season To Visit

June to December is the best time to visit Gudavi Bird Sanctuary as the migratory season is in its full swing during this period.

Famous For

Various species of resident and migratory birds, such as Indian pond heron, grey heron, little cormorant, and white ibis, among others.

Places To Stay

You can easily find accommodation either in Shimoga and Sagara.

How To Reach

The nearest airports to Gudavi Bird Sanctuary are Hubli (140Km) and Mangalore (245Km)

Sagara Jambagaru Railway Station or Shimoga Railway Station is the nearest railway station to Gudavi.

You can head to Shimoga and Sagara by bus to reach Gudavi.

Nearby Places

Jog Falls (43 km), Keladi falls (38 km), Murudeshwara (125 km), Kollur (109 km), and Shimoga Zoo and Safari (110 km) are the most popular tourist places located near Gudavi Bird Sanctuary.


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