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Lakh Bahosi Sanctuary


Lakh Bahosi Sanctuary

Lakh Bahosi Sanctuary is a bird sanctuary spread over two jheels (shallow lakes) near the villages of Lakh and Bahosi (abt 4 km apart) in Kannauj district, Uttar Pradesh. It is about 40 km from Kannauj. Primarily a bird sanctuary, species from 49 genera (of the 97 inhabiting India) can be seen at the sanctuary. It is one of India's larger bird sanctuaries, covering 80 km2 including also a stretch of the Upper Ganges canal. (Lat/Long: 26°54'47.50"N 79°39'19.20")

Getting there

Lakh-Bahosi is 5 km from Indergarh Police Station. It is about 35 km from Kannauj , bus stand on the Grand Trunk Road (NH91) - the road turns right at the canal just past Tirwa (10 km distant from tirwa)(abt 15 km from Kannauj). It's about 90 km from Kanpur.


Spread over 3 km2 beside the Bahosi Lake, the sanctuary is home 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.

External links

  • bumpy trail bicycling to lakh-bahosi (feb 27-28 2010)
  • World Database on Protected Areas

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