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“Need oodles luck and patience to see GIB” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary

Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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“Need oodles luck and patience to see GIB”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

You have to leave your vehicle outside the entry gate and walk inside. The watchtower to the left of the entrance offers a bird's eye view of the sanctuary. A narrow path leads from the gate to the viewing hut. The narrow slits cut into the wall on three sides offer a low view of the forest. There are benches for visitors to sit on. Each bench can fairly accommodate two to three people, so if you are a large group, it can get quite crowded inside. Loitering outside the hut is not encouraged and too much movement can also scare away the bustards. One can see a lot of common birds and the blackbuck. But usually the blackbucks and the GIBs roam far away - so you need long lens for photography. Early morning and late afternoon are the best time to try your luck for seeing GIBs, the forest guard at the hut informed us. Note: No food, water or washroom facility available.

Visited September 2013
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