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#4 of 233 Places To Visit in Jodhpur
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address
Khichan Village, Khichan, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, 342001, India
contact
+91-291-2545083
entry fee
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no entry fee
timings
All days of the week
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM
visit duration
Around 3-4 hours

about kheechan bird sanctuary

Surprisingly, the outskirts of Jodhpur contain a very diverse variety of flora and fauna, even when it sits right at the gates of the Thar Desert. Nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts may get a pleasant surprise when they come across the biodiversity on display at Kheechan Bird Diversity.

This small village is known for its abundance of avian biodiversity. Located 50 km away from Jodhpur and 5 km away from Phalodi, this sanctuary is especially famous for a bird species called “Kurjan”, or the Demoiselle Cranes. These birds get their local name from the distinct ‘kurr-kurr’ sound that they make while flying. Other local names for this bird are, Kunch and Karkara. They hail mainly from south-western Europe and Mongolia every year during the winter months to escape the harsh climate of Europe, and flock in this place to create a natural bird sanctuary. The village local consider these birds as their guardians. Over the years their numbers have increased to about 6000, and this has also given a boost to the number of birdwatchers in the area.

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Kheechan Bird Sanctuary traveller reviews

2 Kheechan Bird Sanctuary reviews
Mohit Gupta
Mohit Gupta
It was Great
Jun 23 2014
I had an exceptional experiance at Kheechan Bird Sanctuary. The place is awsome and worth going. I recommend this place.
Base Ball B
Base Ball B
Good Experiance
Jun 22 2014
The place is very nice. It is worth going as it is veey beautiful. The place is very large also but not very clean. Overall a nice place.
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