Always wanted to witness the best of migratory birds around the world at one place? Head to Andhra Pradesh this winter for the ongoing Flamingo Festival.
Andhra Pradesh is hosting the annual Flamingo Festival across several locations between January 3-5, turning the state into a bird sanctuary. This annual festival is all about celebrating the migration of thousands of birds from colder regions who fly to India during the peak winter months. The tropical climate of India provides them with a safe haven for breeding, feeding and nesting during these months, along the shores and woodlands. Find out more about the bird festival.
Flamingo Festival in Andhra Pradesh
The annual festival is currently being held across several locations, like Pulicat Lake, Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary, Sullurpeta, Atikanithippa and BV Palem, which are all bustling with birds and visitors right now.
Birdwatchers and nature lovers from across India and all over the world have flocked to Andhra Pradesh to witness these birds that have flown in from as far away as Siberia and other Himalayan highlands.
This festival provides a great place for visitors to become one with nature. The local communities have also organised fun activities for tourists to keep them entertained. At Sullurpeta, the festival venue has hosted several exhibition stalls that feature interesting items about wildlife and more. Visitors here can also interact with several officials from Forest and Animal Husbandry departments.
The other festival venue at Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary draws in the younger, school-going crowd. While flamingos remain the major attraction at this festival, there are other birds like pelicans, storks and other waders as well to watch out for. At these festival venues, the trees and lakes play host to these beautiful winged creatures.
The Flamingo Festival also features events like bird photography contests and environment education sensitisation programmes.
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