Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary

Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary, Solapur: Address, Phone Number, Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary Reviews: 4/5

Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary

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Sumithran
Navi Mumbai, India722 contributions
Dec 2021
The place is about 20 Km from Solapur. We visited the office at the entrance and the officer was quite helpful and mentioned that one Great Indian Bustard has been sighted some months back. He also told us that they are creating fire lines and due to tall grass, it may not be possible to sight any animals. He advised us to have a look from the watch tower about 500 m further ahead. We did not have any luck other than a few birds. The road condition is quite bad over the last couple of Km.
Written January 8, 2022
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Yogesh P
775 contributions
Jun 2019 • Solo
It was beat experience of nature. It was really beautiful place. Many wild animals was there but unfortunately we have not seen any of them.
Written June 29, 2019
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prakharsaxena
Solapur, India67 contributions
Mar 2017 • Business
A must go place for nature lovers. If you are lucky you may spot lots of wild animals and birds (like Blackbuck ,wolf, sand grouses, Indian courser etc). The accommodation in rest house is very much affordable and nice (for its cost)
Written February 2, 2018
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Advandana
Painted Post, NY1 contribution
Dec 2017 • Couples
We visited after reading about this place on TripAdvisor, the administrator Mr.Chandrakant Hanmore was discouraging us, saying, the season is over and we will not be able to spot any birds or animals. Despite this we decided to visit, we were offered a tent as the cottages were full. A team from wildlife department dehardun was camping to study the fox.
Our tent was self sufficient and had 2 cots, sofa set, fan with a carpet spread. The toilets and bathroom were outside, so bit of a problem in the dark night. We enjoyed are stay, spotted some rare birds and even took great videos. The forest was dry and only greenery was the neem trees.
In all, loved being there and sure wish to revisit again during the season. We walked the jungle path and also climbed the tower, the view was spectacular. It is sad, that, this place isn't advertised much and even the forest department doesn't seem to do much to protect the great Indian bustard. In fact, every where, they seem to give reasons, for reduction of their population. Also tourist seem to be discouraged from visiting. I asked, if they need volunteers for any work during any season, he flatly refused. I think, some private organisations or NGOs need to interfere for the protection of this huge bird and it eggs. They say the eggs are eaten by predators before it is hatched. Sure, there has to be some way to protect it, why do we need a forest department, if they cannot really do anything to protect it?
Hope my review, is read by such organisations, who will come forward and help grow the number of our Great Indian bustard.
Well, do visit this place and you get to see spectacular sunrise, sunset, the moon and the glittering stars.
Written January 2, 2018
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068vivek
Pune, India7 contributions
Feb 2017 • Friends
This Sanctuary is famous for the rare bird great Indian Bustard,also known as Maldhok.This sanctuary covers an area of 8000 sq km and is natural habitat of Blackbuck,wolf, Indian fox and hyena.
Written March 18, 2017
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Anand S
5 contributions
Dec 2016 • Solo
The Sanctuary is 22 km from Solapur. There are State run buses (Solpaur-Barshi road) every 30 minutes. The fare is about 30 Rupees and the buses take about 40 minutes to cover the distance. Alight at Nannaj stop and walk about 1 km on the Mardi road. Bikers usually offer a ride. The rest house is neat and clean and can be booked easily by contacting Mr. Vanmore (0217 2288961 or 0217 2288962). There are other officers who could help you with the booking (Mr. Dabhade, Mr. Rathod, Mr. Joshi). The rate is Rs 400 per room per night. The rooms have 24 hours water supply and there is a RO filter for fetching drinking water.

There is a caretaker cum cook called Nana who lives right next door. He serves all meals (home cooked) at reasonable price. Nana's father, Limbaji has a lot of stories to tell.

Do make it a point to visit a spot known as "50 hectares". You will be able to see more birds at this spot from 7 to 9 am or 4 to around 5 pm. You will not be able to see any bustards but the avian biodiversity is otherwise very rich.
Written January 1, 2017
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VikramPotdar
46 contributions
Oct 2016 • Friends
This is my favourite place for grassland wildlife photography. I often go there. The forest guest house is not a suitable accommodation but you can find many hotels in Solapur which is 25 Kms away and takes around 35 mins.
Written December 12, 2016
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travel m
107 contributions
Nov 2016 • Couples
Hardly about 1-2 GIB remains here and the last was spotted a month back. They suggest early morning 7am visit or 4pm evening visit with no assured spotting.
Written November 9, 2016
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parthiv shah
Ahmedabad District, India87 contributions
Jan 2016 • Friends
A Very nice landscape -- more aptly expressed as a misunderstood habitat
Grassland - thorny scrubs one of the very few last remaining homes of GIB - very difficult to see GIB - but can learn more about them at the forest interpretation center..... Very good for seeing other ground dwelling birds like sand grouses and Indian courser
Written February 8, 2016
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Nirman P
Badlapur, Maharashtra, India15 contributions
Nov 2015 • Solo
After reading all the reviews and no other work to do, i decided to give a visit to this sanctuary. I decided to reach early, but eventually i ended up reaching around 1 pm in the afternoon. When i reached there, i found the gate was locked and there was no one for enquiry. Eventually a passerby advised i can jus climb the small wall and go inside. I decided to do the same. I could see a few birds which i hadn't seen in my life before. I am not a bird watcher so couldn't say which were they. But they were certainly beautiful to watch. Later i met a scientist from bnhs in the guesthouse. He advised that if one was to see the bustard then the best time would be monsoon. For other wildlife, early morning or evenings are best.
So now i plan to visit this place some other day and try to get a glimpse of the bustard.
Written November 14, 2015
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