Sambhar Bird Sanctuary is not just incredibly rewarding, its a step closer to truly understanding the Indian Wildlife.

The birds can be found in most of the saline ponds that are scattered across the bed of the lake. Sambhar is also a breeding ground for these birds. Birds gather in huge numbers in the centre of the reservoir, shim­mering in the haze that plays on the waters. Pelican is another species of birds that one can see at the lake. The beautiful tall birds flock the lake and enjoys the feast of large numbers of algae that swarm the lake.

How to get there

By train: From Delhi to Jaipur by train and to Sambhar lake by road transport

By road: RSRTC buses run regularly from Delhi to Rajasthan.

Nearest Town: Jaipur

Distance: Delhi to Jaipur “ 259 km

Exact Location: It is located 60km west of Jaipur

Best Time to visit: October “ march


  • Carry binoculars.
  • In the city you can travel by un-metered auto-rickshaws, buses, cycle-rickshaws or you can also use car cabs and car-taxi.
  • The Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation operates regular bus service for local city tour.

Other Attractions in the Vicinity

Makrana, 90 km away is an interesting place to visit. It is well known as a marble town. Youll find everything you get in the shops, here is made of marble that comes from the huge marble mines located near the town. You can reach Makrana from Sambhar via Nawa, Mithri and Kuchaman.

A picturesque lake built by Maharaja Jai Singh, A memorial to Maharaja Bhakhtawar Singh and his queen Rani Moosi, Vinay vilas- A glorious blend of Rajput and Mughal architecture, Vijay Mandir (1918) is a magnificent palace located 10km from Alwar.

Architectural marvels, perhaps the most popular being the Hawa Mahal, The city palace, Amber fort, Govind Deoji Mandir, Rambagh Palace, Kanak Valley and Laxmi Naryan Temple.