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Dungarpur Bird Fair 12-13 January, 2017

Dungarpur Bird Fair 12-13 January, 2017

Dungarpur Bird Fair

 

Invitation

            It is our pleasure to intimate you about Dungarpur Bird Fair to be organized by the District Administration of Dungarpur on 12-13 January, 2017. The proposed events would highlight the unexplored potential of the beautiful lakes and interesting forest areas of Dungarpur. You are cordially invited.

            The lakes and forests of Dungarpur host a large diversity of resident and locally migratory birds all through the year. However, the period from October till March also witnesses arrival of a large variety of winter visitors from Central Asia and Europe to escape the inhospitable weather in their native lands. This effort is an attempt to put Dungarpur on the bird watching map of India as a popular birding and eco-tourism destination and is proposed to be held as an annual event.

 

Program dates

12-13 January, 2017

 

About Dungarpur and its lakes

            Dungarpur district is naturally endowed with about 65 significant water bodies. There is an interesting cluster of lakes in and around Dungarpur town namely - Gaib Sagar, Sonaria, Sabela, Jalan, Patela and Ghanti Talao.  Out of these, Gaib Sagar and Sabela are the most important ones.

            The Bird Fair is being held at the famous Gaib Sagar Lake of Dungarpur (latitude 23041"N and longitude 73044"E).The beautiful Vijayraj Rajeshwar temple near the Udai Bilas Palace is also situated inside the lake. Gaib Sagar is surrounded on one side by the famous Badal Mahal and on the other side by the ancient Shreenathji temple.

            A large number of resident and local migratory birds are resident at Gaib Sagar all through the year. During the winter months  migratory birds also arrive here in great numbers.  

 

Logistics

            The most convenient way to travel to Dungarpur is by road from Udaipur or Ahmedabad as both these places are well connected by rail, road and air. 

            If you plan to travel by train, advance reservations will have to be made. Similarly, if you want to combine your visit to Dungarpur with a visit to nearby destinations such as Udaipur or Ahmedabad, advance reservation of accommodation is also a must.

           

 

How to reach

            Dungarpur district is located in southern Rajasthan and borders Udaipur dist. on the north,  Banswara dist. on the east and the newly formed districts of Aravalli and Mahisagar of Gujarat on the west and south. There are no convenient trains to Dungarpur. However, the Road (NH-8) from Udaipur and Ahmedbad is excellent. Road distance from Udaipur is 105 kms (1½ hrs.) while Ahmedabad is 180 kms (3½ hrs.) away. Dungarpur offers limited choice for stay and dining etc. The available options** are being listed for the convenience of the participants coming from outside.

 

Instructions to the participants

            Bring your own Binoculars / Telescope / Spotting Scope/Camera etc. Wear light / soft colored clothes such as khaki/brown/grey/green etc. for the Bird Fair/Birding. Light woolens are recommended.

            Weather – extremely pleasant (Temperature – Around 10-12oC during night and around  250-280C during the day).

 

Program :-

Day One : 12  January, 2017.

  • Bird Fair & Various competitions for students.

            Venue :           :           Gaib Sagar Lake, Dungarpur (Rajasthan)

            Time                :           8.00 AM to 12.00 Noon

            Briefing           :           At the venue : 8.00 to 8.30 AM

  • Heritage Walk at Dungarpur city

Time                :           3 PM to 5 PM

Day Two : 13  January, 2017.

  • Workshop and Closing Function

            Venue :           :           EDP Hall, Collectorate Dungarpur (Rajasthan)

            Time                :           12.00 Noon

           

:: Contact Persons ::

District Administration, Dungarpur, Rajasthan

Surendra Kumar Solanki, IAS

District Collector, Dungarpur

Mob.: +91 9414051013

Tel :     02964-231002(O)                   

            02964-231001(R)                    Kamlesh Sharma                     Mob. : +91 9414111123         

Virendra Singh                        Mob.: +91 9414723787

e-mail  : dungarpurbirds@gmail.com     Blog            : http://dungarpurbirds.blogspot.in/