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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Gujarat Tourist places III- For bird watcher, ancient place lover and outing place near ahmedabad


by Himanshu Acharya

Hi Friends, 

Today I am going to talk about Vijanagar, Pariej lake and Kanewal lake. I  very good number of visitors but almost no one in interested in further inquiry or giving more information through mail or comments.
Now keeping our pace with the post starting with vijaynagar.

Vijayanagar: It is famous for its centuries old structures, mandirs. Which are now in bad shape but still it attracts. Process for putting Vijayanagar structures into world heritage list was going on, I don’t know about its current status, but whatever it may, place is worth to visit. There is not only old mandirs, but also green lush jungle, rivers and checkdams. Best time for visit is Aug – Jan. It is like treasure hunt trip, the places, surroundings, narrow roads, sounds of animals and birds. You will found so many places for halt in between.
I have few relatives there and they have told me many stories about the same places, which is beyond our belief. This place is around 150Km away from Ahmedabad. Take ambaji route through Himmatnagar and turn right from Khedbrahma or Ider. Some photos

Link for more information:

Parieej Lake:  This place is heaven for bird watchers. This is actually a bird sanctuary. It is on the way to Kheda-Khambhat. Some 60 km away from Ahmedabad, good outing place. Recently tourism department has made some very good facilities like watch tower, sand dunes, resting facility, garden and road. They are also planning for boat ride in the lake and lake is very very big. There are some hidden places also for birds.
Best thing is lake is somehow 200 meters from the main road, but you will lots of foreigner and local birds beside the road also. This time Govt has made sand dunes for their resting. You will get actual idea once you visit the place.
I have already posted some photos of Saras Crane birds from this place only. If you like to watch saras bird, you will find it here 100%. Some photos.

Also visit this link for more info     
Kanewal lake: It is somehow 80 Km away from Ahmedabad, near to Tarapur (14KM). This is one more lake near to Parieej lake. It is the place where professional bird watcher goes in early morning. Now here also govt has made some good facilities, small garden, toilet, steps and many more. Here water is so clean that you can see the bottom very easily and there is only one boat man there.
I have talked with him, and he arranges not only boat ride, but lunch also with rotla and bhadtu. It is also one of good place. On the way to this place, you will see rice & wheat fields everywhere. Just look at these photos.


Friends, for bird watching time till 10 AM is best suit or evening time. Please give your comments for further information or for any query. I can be reached at



Anonymous said...

dear himanshubhai, its been my great pleasure to talk to you today. I am glad that GOD connects like minded human being to my life. thanks for all your guidence. i will keep in your touch. regards. mihir

Ambica Reddy said...

Vijayanagar is one of the best place in Gujarat. I love to see the different birds and animals. Thanks for sharing. This information is used for me a lot. See more information about Reach city by Train/flight/Road/Bus to see the bird sanctuary .

dipali said...

could you also put details like which months are best time for this place

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sameer Trapasiya said...

Hello himanshu bhai

Thank u for such a nice post... I m interested for bird watching... Living in anand in gujarat.. Pariaz is very nearer to me.. Please give some more informstion of pariaz regarding best time n season for bird wstching... My email is :

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