Thol lake

Thol Lake & Kanzari Deer Park near Ahmedabad

Thol lake (Thol bird wildlife sanctuary) is 35 kms from Ahmedabad. It is considered as heaven of the Birds after Nalsarovar.

Thol Lake is artificial lake which is believed to constructed in 1912 by Sayajirao Gayakvad for irrigation purposes for surrounding areas. It was declared as bird sanctuary in 1988. Two main prominents species recorded are Flamingoes and Sarus Cranes.

Sarus Cranes is State birds of Gujarat

150 species of birds in the sanctuary of which nearly 60% (90 species) are stated to be waterbirds which are mostly wintering birds.

During the November to February, migratory birds like great white pelicans, flamingos, a variety of waterfowl including mallards and large numbers of geese, sarus cranes and many other waders are common site at sanctuary.

Note : Boating is not permitted in the Lake.

Best time to visit : 05 to 08 AM in Morning. In evening, 3 PM to 6 PM and in most winter : Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb. Also you can see the birds during the sunset while they are arriving back to the lake from fields.

Entry Fees of Thol Bird Sanctuary

There are 2 types of entry fees. With vehicle and without vehicle. I personally suggest, it is not necessary to take entry with vehicle until you want to reach at Eco tourist center. Price based on 1st March 2019

ParticularsFor IndianFor Foreigners
Individual Person Per Day40 Rs10 USD
LMV – Car Jeep (Upto 6 Persons) –
Charges includes entry charges
400 Rs40 USD
Matador, Station Wagon (Upto 15 Persons)
Charges includes entry charges
1,000 Rs100 USD
Heave Motor Vehicle Bus (Upto 60 Persons)
Charges includes entry charges
3,500 Rs350 USD

Timings of Thol Bird Sanctuary

6 AM to 5:30 PM

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Kanzari Deer park near thol Ahmedabad

Kanzari is the village near the Thol Bird Sanctuary. There is no specfic entry gate or border for this deer park. You need to go in bush and search for the Deers. Even you can find it on road.

You can identify area by the board of the Bus stand near by .

You can find Deers, Blackbucks and Bluebull (Nilgai) in this area.

Location of the Kanzari Deer Park and Thol Bird Sanctuary . Kanjari Deer park is 8 kms away from the Thol Bird sanctuary which you can see in the below image.

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