Are you in Ahmedabad, looking for a short visit to a natural place? Sundarvan can surely surprise you. A Nature Discovery Centre is like a small zoo located in the heart of the city Ahmedabad. I heard about and decided to appear personally.
How to reach Sundarvan:
Located at very odd place, I mean on a regular Satellite road you will never even notice anything like “Sundarvan” exists.
Sundarvan – Map
Things to do:
Sundarvan will hardly take 2 hours of yours to get you closer to nature.
Various species of birds including Peacock, ducks, love birds…; reptiles like snakes and crocodile and small mammals like rabbit, guinea pig etc you can see.
You can also check the traditional puppet show. Main attraction here is the 15 minute snake show.
At the entrance, you get to see the Ducks, a lot of them. Though the warning is given people still feed them and some of the arrogant visitors even exchange hot words with the zoo keeper when opposed.
I never knew something called “Love Birds” actually exists and one should actually go and visit Sundarvan to know why they’re called “Love Birds” 🙂 Anyways they’re really colorful & beautiful & full of love :).
Next to it was the Rabbit’s cage which was very stingy and dirty. It was not at all in proper condition and I felt pity for them 🙁
I saw almost 5-6 peacocks, our National Bird. But guess what, I saw a lot of street dogs running behind them. I find Sundarvan is not at all safe for those Peacocks :(.
Update: I revisited Sundarvan again after many years and this time there was a bit improvement atleast I couldn’t find the street dogs.
Best part of Sundarvan is the snake show hosted at the end of the visiting hour every weekend.
Sundarvan also has a small collection of fishes & tortoises but with unclear glasses it’s all stopping the view. Same goes for the snake’s cages.
Well I had a lot of hopes from my visit. I even liked the efforts being done to maintain this but I’m very much disappointed by the condition of the Sundarvan. A lot needs to be done.
Jodhpur Tekra, Satellite Road
Ahmedabad – 380 015
Phone : 079 – 26923148
Tuesday to Friday: 04.00 PM to 06.00 PM
Saturday and Sunday: 09.30 AM to 12.00 Noon and 04.00 PM to 06.00 PM
Wish to visit it again.