India 2016 (part XVI): Birding in Jaipur

Jaipur, Rajasthan:

Green Bee-eater in Jaipur

Green Bee-eater in Jaipur

Apart from a lot of work (no posts on that!), religious festivals, and extensive sightseeing, I also spent my time in Jaipur with birding.


Even though the city does not allow for such spectacular wildlife watching as in the Kaziranga National Park, there are still a number of spots worth checking out! The easiest option for me was my daily walk to the University of Rajasthan. The campus is quite extensive and characterized by scattered trees and dry shrubland in-between.

Even better than the university is a public park by the name of Smriti Van just a few kilometres further south. This densely wooded area is criss-crossed by well-maintained paths and is a great possibility to get away from the city’s traffic and noise. Additionally, it is inhabited by a number of interesting birds – most of them might be common to locals, but for me they were still great to see!

I visited Smriti Van a couple of times in the last few months and each time enjoyed it a lot. The following weekend, it was time for sightseeing again!

20 responses to “India 2016 (part XVI): Birding in Jaipur

  1. Oh Matthias, what an incredible gallery of exotic birds you share with us. I am completely dazzled. Hoopoes, bulbuls, peacocks, parakeets, bee-eater and more. Thanks so much.

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