Thol Wildlife Sanctuary
Thol Wildlife Sanctuary

Thol Wildlife Sanctuary

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Thol Wildlife Sanctuary

Near Mamlatdar Ofice,
Sanand, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
Pincode : 382110
Phone : 079 223500

Thol Wildlife Sanctuary

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About the Sanctuary

Thol Wildlife SanctuaryA shallow water reservoir and predominantly open water area, without island, reed beds give it a distinct ambience. This man-made wetland, declared as a sanctuary in November 1988, has high conservation value. The tallest flying bird of the world Sarus crane inhabits this area and is found in good number.

Large number of waterfowls gets attracted to this site due to the agricultural fields surrounding the lake, which provide sufficient food to them. The lake is also surrounded by good tree covers. There are more than 80 species of waterfowls reported at Thol.

Thol Wildlife SanctuaryEmergent and floating aquatic plants are there at Thol Bird Sanctuary alongwith some terrestrial trees and herbs such as desi baval, bor, neem, vad, pilu, gando baval, kerdo etc.

Thol Wildlife SanctuaryHigh species diversity of water birds is the main attraction for an eco-tourist.

Thol Wildlife SanctuaryCranes, geese, flamingoes, pelicans, egrets, herons, spoonbills, ducks, whistling teals etc.

Thol Wildlife SanctuaryAddress : Deputy Conservator of Forests,
Thol Bird Sanctuary,
Near Mamlatdar Ofice, Sanand-382110
Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
Phone(O) : 079 223500
Sanctuary Area : 6.99 sq. Km.

Visitors to Gir Sanctuary

Sr. No. Year Indian Visitors Foreign Visitors Total
1 2007-08 39926 5230 45156
2 2008-09 52676 4424 57100
3 2009-10 200420 5151 205571
4 2010-11 110054 5897 115951
5 2011-2012 385705 8498 394203
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  • The Nearest airport is Ahmedabad (40 kms).
  • The Nearest bus station is Ahmedabad (40 kms).

The Nearest Railway station are :

  • Ahmedabad - 40 kms.
  • Kadi - 55 kms.
  • From November to mid February
  • Sabarmati Ashram, Ahmedabad.
  • Indroda Nature Park, Gandhinagar (managed by GEER Foundation)-50 km. Nalsarovar.
  • Good hotels in Ahmedabad.
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