This small, 6-sq-km sanctuary, about 12km northeast of Jamnagar, encompasses both salt- and fresh-water marshlands and hosts more than 200 bird species, including rarities such as the Dalmatian pelican, painted stork and crab plover. It’s best visited between October and March and in the early morning or at sunset. The evening arrival of cranes for roosting can be spectacular and there are six towers for birdwatching. Hiring a car from Jamnagar to drive you around the sanctuary costs around ₹1500.
You’ll have to show your passport at the new interpretation centre before going in.