Bird Watching at Dungarpur
Udai Bilas Palace is a lakeside heritage getaway at Dungarpur, which lies about 2 ½ hours from Udaipur and 3 hours from Ahmedabad. Udai Bilas Palace lies around a green area full of lakes and the area is excellent for bird watching.
The cooler months from November to February are the best to see winter migratory birds and the monsoon season, from July to October, is the nesting season when birds can be observed in attractive plumages. One can see from the Palace itself at remarkably close range egrets, pond herons, white necked and painted storks, coots and winter or resident ducks etc.
Birds are also plentiful in the woodlands where one can hope to see the Grey Hornbill, Grey Partridge, Green Pigeon, Peafowl, Paradise fly-catcher and the Golden backed woodpecker etc.. Saras Cranes and Wading birds are abundant at marshes en-route from Udai Bilas Palace to Old Palace (4 kms). Nature lovers are welcome to spend hours rowing on the lake or trekking in the forest to get a close look at the birdlife. Bird-watching trips can also be arranged to nearby lakes.
Seasonality: August – Feb Recommended Stay Duration: 2 nights