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.
About 50km from Sayla lie the grasslands
where Blackbuck and Blue Bull (Nilgai)
can be seen in good numbers.
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.
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
From Sayla, you can visit a number of
lakes where large flocks of Waterfowl
can be seen.