Sur Sarovar Bird Sanctuary, Agra

Sur Sarovar Bird Sanctuary

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Rank 47
Ranked 47 of 118,
in Agra
Average Rating
5.3 / 7 1
8 Ratings & 3 Reviews

About Sur Sarovar Bird Sanctuary

    • Entry: Paid
    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Summer: 6.00 AM - 6.00 PM , Winter: 6.00 AM - 6.00 PM

Sur Sarovar Bird Sanctuary, also known as Keetham Lake, was established in 1991 by the Uttar Pradesh Forest Department. Spread over an area of 7.97 sq km, this sanctuary comprises a large lake covering area of 2.25 sq km. The depth of the lake varies from 4 metres to 8 metres.

The area around the lake has been transformed and developed into wetlands by the Uttar Pradesh Forest Department. Owing to this, the lake became a haven for birds, including migratory birds and residential birds. The area around the lake provides shelter to more than 165 species of birds.

During the summer season, the entire lake area is covered by macrophytic vegetation of water hyacinth and Potamogeton species. On the other hand, during winter season, the water quality of the lake supports wide range of avifauna. Some of the aquatic birds that can be spotted are little gerbs, purple heron, paddy bird, cormorants, darter and grey heron.

Visitors can also catch a glimpse of cattle egrets, large egrets, smaller egrets ad little egrets. Other bird species like night heron, bar headed goose, spoonbill, greying goose, pintail and comb duck can also be seen here. Sur Sarovar has one of the biggest Bear Rescue centres.

What travellers are saying about Sur Sarovar Bird Sanctuary

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Travellers recommend
  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  More than 3hrs
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowed

3 traveller reviews for Sur Sarovar Bird Sanctuary

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Brajendra Gaur

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  • Brajendra Gaur
  • Lives in Firozabad
  • 1 Review
  •  415 readers

"Awesome place"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Jan 18, 2016
Sur Sarovar is a good place to visit or for enjoying picnic. Boating in Keetham Lake was an awesome experience. Scenic views of birds enjoying in water was a memorable moment.
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  • Anurag
  • Lives in Daman & Diu
  • 7 Reviews
  •  16 helpful votes
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"Different species of birds"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Oct 6, 2014
Really, a good place to visit, a place where you can boat, and can look on the different varieties of species of word and there is a beer century.
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  • Niket
  • 5 Reviews
  •  28 helpful votes
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"Awesome place to visit"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jan 16, 2014
I really enjoyed the place. I was looking for adventure and was little a bit bored. I really enjoyed the sight seeing through bicycle.
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  • 8 votes

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