Grassland Drive

The owner of Bell Guest House, Sayla, personally conducts safaris at grasslands, including his own ancestral lands, in search of Blue Bull antelope (Nilgai, India’s largest antelope). Walks in the Veedi (grasslands) where Blue Bull could be seen as also smaller species like the Black-Naped Hare, Indian Gerbil, Monitor Lizard and the Spiny-Tailed Lizard. The endangered Wolf and Striped Hyena have also been spotted near Sayla. For birdwatchers, this can be good for spotting grassland species like Larks, Warblers, Wheatears, Quails, etc.

Dhakania Blackbuck Area

About 50km from Sayla lie the grasslands where Blackbuck and Blue Bull (Nilgai) can be seen in good numbers.

Chor Talavdi Chinkara Area

From Sayla, visit this wetland area about 15km from Sayla where you could get to see Chinkara or Indian Gazelle and birdlife could be seen.

Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary

About 60km from Sayla is Ranagadh, a village at the eastern edge of the Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary. Ranagadh is a picturesque village of the Paddhar fishing community. Head out in country boats over the shallow waters of the enormous Nalsarovar lake to view a variety of birds. More than 250 bird species have been recorded at Nalsarovar, including 100 migrants, and more than 1,50,000 birds can be seen in winter.

Surendranagar Reservoirs

From Sayla, you can visit a number of lakes where large flocks of Waterfowl can be seen.

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