Thol Lake Sanctuary

Thol Lake Sanctuary Ahmedabad


Thol Lake Sanctuary is a nature lover's paradise located near Ahmedabad, Gujarat. It is a haven for migratory birds, providing a natural habitat for over 160 species of birds. The sanctuary is spread over an area of 7 square kilometers and includes the Thol lake, marshlands, and scrub forests.

The best time to visit the sanctuary is during the winter months, between November and February, when the migratory birds flock to the lake from far-off lands. The sanctuary is home to several endangered bird species such as the Sarus crane, flamingos, pelicans, and many more.

Originally constructed in 1912 as a tank to support irrigation for farmers by the Gaekwad regime, the Thol Lake has established user rights to its water. Today, the Forest and Irrigation departments of the Government of Gujarat jointly operate and manage the lake. In recognition of its significance as a bird habitat, the Thol Lake was declared a bird sanctuary in 1988.

In conclusion, Thol Lake Sanctuary is a must-visit destination for nature enthusiasts, birdwatchers, and anyone who wants to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city and immerse themselves in the tranquil beauty of nature.

Visiting Hours

6am–5.30pm(Every Day).



Thol lake Sanctuary

How to get there

  • By Road The Thol lake Sanctuary is well connected with major cities of Gujarat state such as Gandhinagar (23 Km), Vadodara (103 Km) and Rajkot (224.2 Km) through a road network.

  • By Train The nearest Railway station is Ahmedabad Junction(kalupur), which is around (31.3 km) from Thol lake Sanctuary and it takes about 1.2 hour to reach.

  • By Air The nearest Airport is at Ahmedabad (Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Airport), which is well connected to the rest of the country by regular flights. Ahmedabad Airport is located at a distance of approximately (34.1 km) from Thol lake Sanctuary and it takes about 51 Minutes to reach.


Registered Tour Operators

Tour Operator

A to Z Holidays

Phone 079-40020240
Tour Operator

AB Tours And Travel

Mobile 09979856302

Registered Tourist Guides

Tourist Guide

Francis Menezes

Mobile 9825889732
Tourist Guide

Kaushik Rajput

Mobile 8460766362
Tourist Guide

Bhaveshkumar Pratapsinh Dabhi

Mobile 9925438283