Uppalpadu Bird Sanctuary

A little village in the state Andhra Pradesh, near the city of Guntur, the Uppalpadu village is famous for the Uppalpadu Bird Sanctuary which is located here. The bird sanctuary here is a well-known hub of various local birds. It also plays host to a large number of migratory birds which come here during winter to seek shelter from the cold. The sanctuary at Uppalpadu is a popular destination of tourists from various parts of the world not only due to the variety that is seen in the avian population here but also because of the inherent scenic beauty of the place.

Travel Tips

The best time to visit the bird sanctuary at Uppalpadu is between the months of October and March. The temperature is quite comfortable during this period and you can explore the location all day long. Summers are quite uncomfortable and should be avoided.

When to visit

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Things to do

The bird sanctuary at Uppalpadu is part of the village here. The sanctuary is located just after you enter the village. Various birds travel to this sanctuary from places as far off as Siberia and Australia. The trees here are favourite nesting hubs of a large variety of migratory birds. Some of the exotic birds that you can see here are Painted Storks, and Spot-billed Pelicans. Both these species of birds have been declared as belonging to the endangered species. The village of Uppalpadu has several water tanks and these tanks are a great attraction for the birds as they flock around these in large number. It is estimated that around 7000 birds can be seen in this region. Pintail ducks,red crested pochard, black-headed ibises, cormorants, common coot, common teal, stilts are some of the other birds that you can see in this region. The park is most famous for its collection of pelicans. These endangered birds form a large part of the parks avian life form. In all, there are estimated to be around 500 pelicans in the bird sanctuary at Uppalpadu. Other birds that can be seen here are little grebe, northern shoveler, bronze-winged zacana, Asian openbill, black-crowned night heron, darter, purple swamp hen, and water cock.

Getting Around

It is quite easy to get around once you have reached the bird sanctuary at Uppalpadu. Due to the nearness of a big city, the public transports are quite easily available. There are quite a few buses which ply in this region. Buses are both government run as well as privately operated. You can also hire a car from any of the local car rental services to take you around the place. The charges can be both on hourly basis or on the distance travelled.

Places to Stay

As the city of Guntur is quite close by, there are a lot of options when it comes to choosing your accommodation. It depends on how much you are willing to splurge on your lodging that the hotels can be looked into.

How to Reach

  • If you prefer to travel by plane, the nearest airport is at Hyderabad. From there, you can either take a taxi or a bus to cover the remaining portion of the journey. Cars for hire are easily available just outside the airport. The drive will take around 4 to 5.5 hours.
  • The nearest important railway station is at Guntur. The rail station at Guntur is connected to all the major stations in India. The fare for interstate travel will be between Rs.1600 and Rs.3000 depending on the class you choose to travel in. If you are travelling within the state, the fare will be somewhere between Rs.150 and Rs.300. You can book your tickets from sites like irctc.in, makemytrip.com, and yatra.com.
  • The bird sanctuary is quite well connected by road. There are direct bus routes between Guntur and Uppalpadu Bird Sanctuary. You can get in a bus from any of the important towns or cities and take a bus which will take you directly to Guntur. From there you can take a cab to the bird sanctuary. Alternately, you can also rent a taxi or a car for the trip. A taxi ride will cost approximately 500 to 550 INR and you will reach the sanctuary in an hourÃ��ïÿýÃ�ïÃ�ÿÃ�ýÃ��Ã�ïÃ��Ã�ÿÃ��Ã�ýÃ��ïÿýÃ�ïÃ�ÿÃ�ýÃ��ïÿýÃ��Ã�âÃ��ïÿýÃ�ïÃ�ÿÃ�ýÃ��ïÿýÃ��Ã�ïÃ��ïÿýÃ�ïÃ�ÿÃ�ýÃ��ïÿýÃ��Ã�ÿÃ��ïÿýÃ�ïÃ�ÿÃ�ýÃ��ïÿýÃ��Ã�ýÃ��ïÿýÃ�ïÃ�ÿÃ�ýÃ��ïÿýÃ��Ã�ïÃ��ïÿýÃ�ïÃ�ÿÃ�ýÃ��ïÿýÃ��Ã�ÿÃ��ïÿýÃ�ïÃ�ÿÃ�ýÃ��ïÿýÃ��Ã�ýs drive

Surrounding Attractions

The places near Uppalpadu Bird Sanctuary hold a numbr of places of tourist attraction. Undavalli Caves is a series of beautiful caves which are known for their beauty. Prakasam Barrage is also quite close by. This huge dam on the river attracts tourists from many surrounding locations. VenkateswaraSwai Temple is a famous religious site and attracts devotees from many of the adjacent parts.

Important Numbers

Police: 100

Fire brigade: 101

Hospital: 102