Menar Lake Bird Park

Nestled in the charming town of Menar, about 45 kilometres from Udaipur, Menar Lake is a hidden gem for nature enthusiasts and birdwatchers. Known as the "Bird Village", this serene lake offers a tranquil escape and a unique opportunity to witness a diverse array of bird species in their natural habitat. Let’s dive into what makes Menar Lake a must-visit destination, especially for birdwatching aficionados.

The Enchanting Menar Lake

Menar Lake is not just another water body; it’s a vibrant ecosystem supporting a rich variety of flora and fauna. The lake is surrounded by lush greenery, making it an ideal spot for those looking to immerse themselves in nature. Its calm waters reflect the sky, creating picturesque views that are perfect for a relaxing day out.

Colourful flowers in a botanical garden
A rufous Treepie perched on a small branch from a tree and looking away - Chunda Shikar Oudi, Udaipur

Birdwatching at Menar Lake Bird Park

Menar Lake Bird Park is renowned for its birdwatching opportunities. The lake attracts a plethora of bird species, both resident and migratory, making it a birdwatcher's haven. Visitors can expect to see an array of colourful and rare birds, each contributing to the lake's dynamic and thriving ecosystem. Keep your eyes peeled for the majestic pelicans with their enormous beaks, or the graceful flamingos with their vibrant plumage. Birders might be lucky enough to spot the elusive Egyptian vulture soaring high above, or the vibrant flash of a kingfisher diving for its catch.

Migratory Birds

One of the notable aspects of Menar Lake is the presence of migratory bird species, which visit the lake during specific times of the year. Witness the greater flamingo, a majestic visitor known for its elegant walk, or catch a glimpse of the white-tailed lapwing, a master of aerial acrobatics. The marsh harrier, a skilled predator with a wingspan that can rival a small aeroplane, might also grace you with its presence. You can also spot the migratory Siberian Duck if you’re lucky.

Greater Flamingo walking in water with its wings spread out
birds flying away in all directions from the lake with trees in the background - Chunda Shikar Oudi, Udaipur

When to Visit Menar Lake

Menar Lake experiences a distinct seasonal pattern. The summers (April-June) are scorching, making birdwatching less enjoyable. The monsoon (July-September) brings lush greenery, but limited bird activity. The best season to visit Menar Lake is undoubtedly winter (October-March). The weather is pleasant, with comfortable temperatures and clear skies - ideal conditions for birdwatching. Winter also coincides with the peak migratory season, offering the chance to witness a wider variety of birds.

Beyond Birdwatching

Menar Lake offers more than just birdwatching. Take a leisurely stroll along the lake's periphery, soak in the serenity, and capture stunning photographs. You can also pack a small picnic with your friends or family and lay amidst the tranquil nature listening to the birds. Comfortable silence with loved ones is a privilege and you get to enjoy that in Menar Lake Bird Park.

Two women sitting on a blanket next to a body of water

Menar Lake deserves a stay that complements its natural beauty. Look no further than Chunda Shikar Oudi, a haven of tranquillity nestled amidst the captivating landscapes of Udaipur. Unwind in luxurious accommodations, knowing that the Menar Lake bird park awaits just a short drive away. Chunda Shikar Oudi offers more than just comfortable rooms. With its focus on local experiences, the property can arrange guided tours to Menar Lake led by expert birders. They'll help you identify bird species, understand their behaviour, and capture those perfect birdwatching moments. Pack your binoculars, grab your camera, and get ready to explore this hidden gem in Rajasthan!