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Samaspur Bird Sanctuary

Tourist attraction Bird watching area

One of the Best Places To Visits in Salon


X9VV+JRP, Mamuni, Uttar Pradesh 229127, India



+91 99561 64398

Rating on Google Maps

3.50 (297 reviews)

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Working Hours

  • Wednesday: 6:30 am to 5:30 pm
  • Thursday: 6:30 am to 5:30 pm
  • Friday: 6:30 am to 5:30 pm
  • Saturday: 6:30 am to 5:30 pm
  • Sunday: Open 24 hours
  • Monday: 6:30 am to 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday: 6:30 am to 5:30 pm

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  • 4/5 Shubham S Y. 1 year ago on Google
    Silent and peaceful place back then (2015-18), as it was tough to get there due to bad road. Best time to go, on a sunny winter day.
    14 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 3/5 Anurag M. 3 years ago on Google • 320 reviews
    The site of world importance, currently at it's worst. But of course, it indeed is one of the best destinations in Raebareli. ❝ Bring some food for Birds and Dogs while visiting here. ❞ Pros : ▶Conducive ecosystem for migratory birds. ▶'Good to get your kids' place. ▶ At 'Birds Explanation Centre', the map demonstration is great and there's an amazing collection of books related to Birds, reptiles, etc. ▶Availability of boats (good for bird watchers) ▶Bird watching towers are available. Cons : ► Bumpy roads to reach the sanctuary. Even inside the sanctuary, there were places without roads at all. ► Lazy Staff towards visitors. That one lady at 'Birds Explanation Centre', she wasn't good at what she has been assigned to do. ► No guide to tell you about what is sanctuary for, I mean 'The Birds'. ► High entry and vehicle parking charge. ₹30 for adult visitor and ₹100 for car parking. ► No canteen or anything else, but dustbins are available. ____________________________________ ✮ Further developmental changes might change the scenario. So please check it with the date you thinking to visit. - February, 2021
    6 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 4/5 Prithu G. 11 months ago on Google • 101 reviews
    This is a very good place for Birds lovers. The approach road is in very bad condition This Bird Sanctuary is Natural lake at Raibareli District
    6 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 3/5 Mrsolitary S. 2 years ago on Google • 17 reviews
    I was very excited to see it since it was added to Ramsar convention..but not everything meets your hope.. Road is not good.. Whole lake is covered with aquatic weeds.. Disgusting- people use to get fresh around water Cleanliness was also not upto the mark There were no migratory birds..people of villages around it kill birds in very large numbers..and sell them as it fetches them good price I even once complained about it on UP CM portal.. I am not blaming anyone for all this because ultimately we are the reason we must take the responsibility of our environment and heritage
    7 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 1/5 abhishek s. 3 years ago on Google • 72 reviews
    You can very well smell the corruption at various levels. Be it wastage of public money, quality and condition of sanctuary's infrastructure and misuse of government financial grant. Looks like the entire money is going into the personal bank accounts of the concerned govt personnels. No maintenance, no visitor service, no sanctuary staff (except at the gate for collecting fees), rottening ponds, large brazen lands not suitable for any ecosystem, broken and terrible roads. Each section of the sanctuary's infrastructure tells it's own tale how once a visionary project had been brought to dust by govt employees using corruption and more corruption.
    5 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 2/5 Ajeet S. 4 years ago on Google • 61 reviews
    Bird sanctuary but no birds at all. Good place from view point, surrounded by lake. If want to come, come from picnic point of view and bring lunch, other playing stuff with you. Place does have children park with swings and sliders but no eateries at all. Ticket money Rs 30 each adult (parking extra) does not worth any penny. DON'T VISIT IN SUMMERS AT ANY COST.
    4 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 4/5 Suyash T. 1 year ago on Google • 34 reviews
    As it is one of Eminent bird sanctuary of Uttar Pradesh, It is situated at Raebareli Near Salon Sub District. As I heard about this place and expected not found such things there. There is natural lake that is attracting. Some parks and birds statue are found road side. Way to bird sanctuary is totally damaged. But early morning visit can feel you better and inhealing in the lap of nature ❤️
    3 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 3/5 Renu T. 6 years ago on Google • 119 reviews
    A quiet idyllic place. Some common birds like drongo, cormorant, robin, treepie and few more storks and herns are sighted. But no rare migratory birds there.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 khalid k. 5 years ago on Google • 82 reviews
    Awesome place for visitor ,but need some improvement inside and outside the place ,like road which is in very bad condition ,no any bird found there ,no water in any tap for visitor there ,the ticket price and parking price was very high.plz improve it

  • 5/5 Amir s. 7 months ago on Google • 5 reviews

  • 5/5 He- M. 1 year ago on Google
    Samaspur Bird Sanctuary is situated in Rohaniya Development block of the district, about 122 k.m from Lucknow on Lucknow-Varanasi highway. It was established in 1987 on a total area of about 799.371 hectare. Nearest railway station is Unchahar and the nearest airport is Fursatganj, Raebareli.The best period of visit is from November to March. More than 250 varieties of birds can be seen here.Some of the birds come here from a distance of 5000 k.m. which include Greleg Googe, Pin Tail, Common Teel, Vision, Showler, Surkhab etc. Local birds include Comb Duck, Whistling Teel, Spot Bill, Spoon Bill, King Fisher, Vulture etc. Twelve varieties of fish are there in the lake at Samaspur. The Samaspur Bird Sanctuary, in the Raebareli district of Uttar Pradesh, is a perennial lowland marsh typical of the Indo-Gangetic Plains. Its six connected lakes are heavily relevant on monsoon rains. Annual counts regularly find more than 75,000 birds present, with over 250 resident and migrant species documented. The Sanctuary harbours threatened species such as the endangered Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus) and Pallas’s fish eagle (Haliaeetus leucoryphus), and more than 1% of the South Asian population of the vulnerable common pochard (Aythya ferina). At least 46 freshwater fish species use the wetland, with some migrating in from nearby rivers during monsoon flood periods. The Site provides food products and agricultural fodder, as well as maintaining this biodiversity. However, invasive species threaten its ecological character, with over 40% of documented floral species being exotic. The Office of the Conservator of Forests (Wildlife) and State forest officers undertake joint management of the Sanctuary. Samaspur bird sanctuary is restricted for preservation of bird species including various migratory birds and is located in Samaspur area near Salon town of Rai Bareli district of Uttar Pradesh. This sanctuary is not too large in area and has only a small area of 780 hectares. This sanctuary was established in the year 1987. Exact location of the sanctuary is Rohaniya block of the district and far located at 122 kilometers from Lucknow to the city. In this sanctuary more than 250 bird’s species are naturally habited. In the summer season, various migratory birds are also seen in this sanctuary. Though the general climate of this area is also hot and harsh but in comparison to other hot areas, birds find some relief in this area. Having a fleet of more than 250 species, this sanctuary is one of the best and most liked birding destination. Vulture, Kingfishers, Spot Bill Teel common and Teel Whistling etc. have made the sanctuary as their permanent habitat. In this sanctuary, resident and domestic bird Surkhab is also found in large population. Accept the birds, more than 11 fish species are also find in the lake situated at Samaspur. Migratory birds come from more than 5000 kilometers far to spend some time in pleasant weather.

  • 2/5 bhupendra s. 1 year ago on Google
    It's good to visit in winter from mid nov to mid Feb migrate birds rest in lake

  • 1/5 Black P. 2 years ago on Google
    Lake is in very bad condition. Road condition is worst . Govt should do something

  • 5/5 _jst_ _. 1 year ago on Google
    If you love nature you must visit here speciall in rainy and winter season i loved this place

  • 5/5 saurabh k. 5 months ago on Google • 1 review
    It was wonderful trip with beautiful amalgamation of many water lakes with hundreds of avian species. This wetland comes is now considered as a new ramsar site.

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  • Activities
    • ✓️ Hiking
  • Accessibility
    • ✓️ Wheelchair-accessible car park
    • ✓️ Wheelchair-accessible entrance


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