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)
3- Best time to Visit
October to March
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
Name of Institution
OFFICE OF CONSERVATOR OF FOREST, ENDANGERED PROJECT, U.P. LUCKNOW
ARANYA SADAN, SECTOR-19, INDIRA NAGAR, LUCKNOW
DISTRICT MAGISTRATE, HARDOI
DIVISIONAL FOREST OFFICER, HARDOI
NEAR D.M. RESIDENCE, HARDOI
SUPERINTENDENT OF POLICE, HARDOI
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
Nearest Railway Station : Hardoi
Nearest Bus Station : Sandi
Nearest Airport : Amausi Lucknow
Booking of accommodations at Dudhwa, Motipur & Kakraha are open.
Note : Visit to forest areas is not allowed till 14th November.