The “water world” of “Nalsarovar” is the home to the graceful Flamingos ( Phoenicopterus roseus & Phoenicopterus minor ) .It’s a sight of a lifetime.
Through the blogs titled ” enchanted forests” I attempt to unveil to the reader the numerous forms of magical and enchanting nature .
Welcome to the water forest, Nalsarovar, abode of the flamingoes.
“Sarovar” literally translated from Hindi means a Lake.
Nalsarovar is however an enormous “water forest” located a short 45 minutes by road (65 kms) from Ahemdabad. ( Gujarat, India) . It is also one of the largest “Ramsar” sites in India.
Water combined with marshy land make it an ideal habitat for hundreds of water birds, many of which migrate to Nalsarovar from the colder northern worlds.
The birds are best viewed from the flat bottomed boats which are manned by extremely knowledgeable boatmen. Follow their advice and you will be witness to one of the marvels of nature.
Personally did not go on a horse, but its an option with this cheerful young jockey. Do observe the saddle.
Leave you with the birds of this amazing water world
The parent bird was so agitated as the boat was within touching distance of its offspring ( in the foreground of the picture) that it flew menacingly to peck the boatman. Did The Jacana (Hydrophasianus chirurgus) know who was in charge ?
I have had only a “fleeting glimpse of half a dozen flamingos” at an abandoned dock in Mumbai years ago.The sights at Nalsarover truly reveals the magic of the flamingoes. what an eyeopener: they flock here in thousands.
Do keep an eye for more on the region.