Harike Bird Sanctuary
Harike Bird Sanctuary, in Punjab is a large wetland created on the River Sutlej.
This shallow water body attracts large numbers of wintering waterfowl and is home
to many specialties. Birds like the White-crowned Penduline Tit, Indian Skimmer,
Yellow-eyed Pigeon, Rufous-vented Prinia and Sind Sparrow can be found here.
Harike was designated as a Ramsar site in March 1990 and has been identified as
one of the sites for conservation under the Indian National Wetland Programme.
How to get there:
Harike is near Amritsar (60kms) and Ludhiana (104kms). Amritsar is connected by
rail, road and air. If you are coming from Ludhiana, you can travel to Moga and
from there to Harike (40 kms).
Best time to visit:
November - March