Lakh-bahosi Wildlife Sanctuary (Kannauj)
Lakh Bahosi Bird Sanctuary was created in 1988 with the aim of protection and conservation of the wetland with special emphasis to the local and migratory birds, conservation of their natural habitat including aquatic plants and animals. The Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai (BNHS) has also listed this Sanctuary as one of the 'Important Bird Area' sites. This wetland is included in the list of wetlands indefined under National Wetland Conservation Programme by the Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India. Lakh Bahosi Bird Sanctuary consists of two main lakes i.e. Lakh & Bahosi named after respective villages. Approximately 50 thousand water fowls visit this Sanctuary every year between the month of November to March. This Wetland serves as their habitat for nesting as well as breeding for some birds. Thus, this sanctuary has become an attractive destination for the bird lovers as well as tourists since several years.
Lakh Bahosi Sanctuary is a bird sanctuary spread over two Jheels (shallow lakes) near the villages of Lakh and Bahosi (4 km apart) in Kannauj district. It is about 40 km from Kannauj. Primarily a bird sanctuary with rich diversity of avifauna, species from 49 genera of the total 97 inhabiting India can be seen in the sanctuary. It is one of India's largest bird sanctuaries, covering 80 sq. km, also includes a stretch of the Upper Ganges canal. The sanctuary plays host to various migratory birds from November to March. Jackal, blue bull, mongoose, fishing cat and monkeys may also be spotted here. A separate lake at nearby Lakh village hosts some similar species, though the relative ecology is somewhat different. The best time to visit is December to February.
Lakh Bahosi Bird Sanctuary has Climate to Genetic plans with maximum temperature of 48°C and minimum temperature of 4°C. Area experience is good rain fall. Mansoon starts from July and ends by September. Winter is too cold.
Longitude— E 80° 48'' to E 81° 14''
Latitude— N 24° 53'' to N 25°02''
6- Fishing Cat, Common mongoose, Jackal, Ground Shrew, Fruit Bats, Squirrels, Indian Hat, Blue Bull etc. detailed list attached.
Kannauj is the near by district famous for various historical monuments and perfumes and that's why Kannauj is also known as "ITRA SHAHAR".
Name of Institution
C.F., ENDANGERED PROJECT, U.P., LUCKNOW
AEANYA SADAN, SECTOR-19, INDIRA NAGRA, LUCKNOW.
DEVISION OFFICE, NEAR COLLECTRATE, KANNAUJ
Important Natural Attractions
Lake and vide variety of Migratory Birds.
Wetlands, Upper Ganges Canal, Birding
How to Get There
It is situated at a distance of 38 Km. fron Kannauj in Tirwa Tehsil. Kannauj is on the Kanpur-Delhi old GT road from there one can reach this Sanctuary via Tirwa and Indergarh. From Indergarh it is only 6 Km. away well connected by the road. Road from Indergarh to Bahosi a single village road needs repairing..
Best Time to Visit
November to March.