Sandi Bird Sanctuary

Sandi Bird sanctuary having an area 3.09 hect. is situated in Hardoi district on Hardoi-Sandi Road around the Deher Jheal and the Garra river in close vicinity to this sanctuary. This sanctuary has been listed as an "important bird area" by the Bombay natural history society.

1- Destination Description

Sandi Bird Sanctuary is situated between Latitude 26°53"N to 27°46"N and Longitude 79°41"E to 80°46"E. Sandi welands were declared as Sandi wildlife Sanctuary in the year 1991. It comprises an area of 309 ha and is located on Hardoi-Sandi road, about 20 Km. away from Hardoi Tower. It is also called "Deher Jheel" in common parlance. The 'Garra' river (called 'Garunganga' in ancient times) flows in closed vicinity to the Sandi Bird Sanctuary. It is said that the migratory birds halt for sometime in this river before visiting the Sandi Bird Sanctuary. The aim of the Sanctuary is protection and conservation of the wetland with special emphasis to the local and migratory birds, conservation of their natural habitat including aquatic plants and animals. The Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai (BNHS) has also listed this Sanctuary as one of the 'Important Bird Area' sites. This wetland is included in the list of wetlands identified under National Wetland Conservation Proramme by The Ministry of Environment & Forest. Govt. of India.

2- Area (Geographical)

309 Hectares

3- Best time to Visit

October to March

4- Climate

Sandi Bird Sanctuary has Climate to Genetic plans with maximum temperature of 48°C and minimum temperature of 4°C. Area experience is good rain fall. Mansoon starts from July and ends by September. Winter is too cold.

5- How to get there

Sandi Bird Sanctuary is situated 20 Km. away from Hardoi on Hardoi Sandi road is away from Lucknow and Delhi at a distance of 110 Km. and 390 Km. respectively. It is well connected through Lucknow-Delhi Rail Route.

6- Important Natural Attractions

Land scape of Hardoi has numerous Jheel/lake and ponds of which Geiha Tal, Gurtrila Tal, Malaia Tal, Reso Tal is very famous in which Range no. of birds and other wild animals and flora can be seen.

Lake, Bird Watching

7. Cultural Aspect

Lucknow being not so far, so one can enjoy versatile historical and cultural heritages and hospitality of Lucknow only on a day tour basis.

8- Contact Numbers

 

S.No.

Name of Institution

Address

Phone Number

1

OFFICE OF CONSERVATOR OF FOREST, ENDANGERED PROJECT, U.P. LUCKNOW

ARANYA SADAN, SECTOR-19, INDIRA NAGAR, LUCKNOW

0522-2716322

2

DISTRICT MAGISTRATE, HARDOI

COLLECTRAIE, HARDOI

05852-234868
05852-234680

3

DIVISIONAL FOREST OFFICER, HARDOI

NEAR D.M. RESIDENCE, HARDOI

05852-234452

4

SUPERINTENDENT OF POLICE, HARDOI

 

05852-234694

 

 

9- Major Attraction

These lakes are home to many indigenous birds like black ibis, white breasted king fisher, Purple Herons, Grey Herons etc.

Migratory birds like Greylag goose, Pintail, Common teal, Red crested pochards etc. travel distances of ten thousand km. to reach this marshland from cold areas in Siberia and Europe.

10- Location & Approach

The sanctuary is situated in Sandi township of Hardoi district. It is 110km. from Lucknow and 390 km. from Delhi.

When to Visit: December to March

  1. Nearest Railway Station : Hardoi
  2. Nearest Bus Station : Sandi
  3. Nearest Airport : Amausi Lucknow

Latest NEWS

22Aug

Booking of accommodations at Dudhwa, Motipur & Kakraha are open.

Note : Visit to forest areas is not allowed till 14th November.