Udaipur Villagers Save Dying Fish! | News

18 June 2018 marked a special day in the history of humanity. 50 km away from Udaipur lies a small town called Menar which is famous for bird watching. Recently, the place has observed high degrees of temperatures which are drying out the small ponds and lakes in the village of Menar.

Due to the same, the fish in the area are dying under the scorching sun.

Dying Fish
Source: Times of India

“This drying out of ponds shall directly affect the birds here”, says a local. “As the birds feed on fish present in the ponds, and if all the fish die because of drying ponds the birds will also suffer”, he added.

The locals here call themselves “Pakshi Mitra” or Friends of Birds.

The villagers pooled in money to get water tankers to fill up the drying ponds. Watching the efforts of the villagers a lot of people from the nearby area came up to help the dying fish. Up till now, 20 water tankers have been used to fill the ponds.

Also, the forest department has taken measures identifying the fragility of the situation. They shifted some of the struggling fish to a nearby pond named Brahma Sagar, which has a greater level of water. As per the forest department, almost 3 quintals (in weight) of Carp Fish has been relocated.

People Helping to Relocate Fish
Source: Times of India

The College of Fisheries at Maharana Pratap University for Agriculture and Technology helped the forest department in shifting the fish.

The nature lovers of Udaipur have done a very commendable job!


News Source: Times of India

Udaipur: Bird Lover’s Paradise!

Who doesn’t love birds with their multi-hued feathers and different forms of the body flying high in the azure sky, perched on branches of trees, swimming effortlessly on the still water of the lakes or driving into the water in search of their prey? The sight of these beautiful avians, one of God’s most attractive gifts to man, always gladdens one’s mind and soul.

Well-known all over the world is the glorious cultural and historic past of Mewar. The intricate sculpture and fascinating folk traditions of the region are unique. In addition to all this, 24 important bird areas in the states, there are six in Udaipur viz Jaisamand lake and sanctuary Phulwari Ki Naal and Sajjangarh sanctuary Sei Dam, Udaipur lakes and Baghdara crocodile park. There are four more such regions in the neighboring districts namely Kumbhalgarh sanctuary, Sita Mata sanctuary, Mount Abu sanctuary and Serari Dam. Thus, South Rajasthan can boast of ten important bird areas. To all these, two more Todgarh-Raoli and Bassi can be added that is home to a huge variety of water and other kinds of bird. No less than 242 bird species have been sighted in Udaipur region.

Udaipur: Bird Lover's Paradise!
flamingos near menar

Out of them, about 102 species are water birds and the remaining ones belong to the categories that live on earth and trees. About 150 species of migratory birds visit the lakes of Udaipur and neighboring area during the winter season. The district has its own identity as the sight of a large number birds of different species and wild animals can be seen easily. When in the months of October November as winter sets in, the number suddenly goes up.

Udaipurites who are lucky enough to be able to watch a good number of migratory birds in the winter season are often curious to know why the birds leave their country and come all the way to distant India. From the European countries and North Asian that become extremely cold during winter, they fly thousands of km away. At home, on the surface of winter bodies, there is snow, as also on the ground. The result is that the insects and the fishes that the birds feed on, either die or hibernate till the end of the winter season. In the absence of easy availability of food the birds fly long distance and migrate to countries that are warm, where lakes do not freeze and there is ample supply of food. In countries like India at that time summer season is just over and monsoon sets in. The lakes are almost full and there is greenery all around. So, food is available in plenty. Migratory birds live and lay eggs in Europe and Russia during summer, experts tell us. As the days are long they get enough time to hatch their eggs. Food is also available in good quantity, so the chicks grow faster.

Udaipur: Bird Lover's Paradise!
Source: Udaipur Kiran

How these migratory birds passing through narrow passages make their way without being hindered by obstacles?

In the case of animals, when they move forward, they feel that objects that are near them seem to come close to them faster than those which are far. Similarly, birds ensure that the pictures of objects on their both sides are in keeping with their speed and then they feel secure.

To save energy for long flights, migratory birds start accumulating fats in their body months in advance in the summer season. Another interesting thing about such birds is that they fly only during the night and rest in the day as to avoid human disturbances and for safety. They fly continuously without any break. During long journeys, they fly in a V-formation or line. When one feels tired it takes a position at the back and is replaced by one who is fresh. Bar-headed goose is a migratory bird that can fly at the highest level that is 10-12 km from the ground. Flying at such a height where there is little oxygen and temperature is minus fifty degree Celsius it reaches Udaipur and other places in Mewar region and Rajasthan. The amazing thing is that they sleep in the air while flying overseas and oceans. Their brain sleeps while their muscles keep functioning covering a distance about 5000 km at the rate of 500-600 km per day, they reach Udaipur to add to the beauty of the water bodies. The longest journey of 11,000 km from North pole to South pole from the Arctic to Antarctica is undertaken by the bird named Arctic Turn. Out of the about 150 species migrating birds that come to Udaipur every year 170 were spotted in the Bird Fair held in December last year.

Udaipur: Bird Lover's Paradise!
Source: Udaipur Kiran • Bird Watchers gathered to see birds

One can easily sight some common residents birds of Udaipur region like Common Coot (Tikadi), Little Grebe (Chhoti Dubdubi), Painted Stork (Jhanghil), Black-necked Stork (Luharjang, Asian Openbrill (Ghonghil), Woolly-necked Stork (Haji Laglag), Great White Pelican (Safed Hawasil), Black-headed Ibis (Kala Bujja)., Black Ibis (Kala Bujja), Greater Flamingo (Bada Hansawar), Red –wattled Lapwing (Titcahri), Little Cormant (Choota Pawan Kauva), Common Hoopoe (Hudhudid), Short-eared Owl (Chhot Kanna Ullu), Egyptian Vulture (Safed Giddh) and White-browed Fantail (Safed Nachni) in summer can be seen Indian Pitta (Desi Naurang), Rosy Starling (Gulab Mainn) etc. Winter visitors include Bar- headed Gouse (Seenkhpar), Pintail (Neessar), Red-chested Pochard (Chhoti Murgbi) etc.

Udaipur: Bird Lover's Paradise!
Source: Udaipur Kiran

It is perhaps worthwhile for bird lovers to know where bird watching can be done. Built by Picchu Banjara, Pichola the biggest and the most famous lake of the town is one of the places where a large number of birds of various species can be sighted. Babool and other bushes are suitable for resident birds to build nests for breeding after monsoon season. It is fascinating to watch nests of Open Bill Stork during the breeding season. Nest colonies of Egret and Heron species in areas close to the lakes are also a sight worth watching. Fatehsagar built by Maharana Jaisingh and renovated by Maharana Fatehsingh is another huge lake good for bird watching, especially near Rani Road where winter is not very deep and there are trees where birds can build nests. However, the noise of motor boats that disturbs the peace is a negative factor. Connected with Picchola lake is Rangsagar lake built by the erstwhile Maharanas and Swarup Sagar built by Maharana Swami Singh are other spots suitable for watching birds of various species. So also Jal Burz and Kalka Mota Nursery near Doodh Talai. This year early in November about 600 birds of different species such as Schoveller, Common Pochard, Pintail Common Teal Ibis, Common Coot, and Spotted Dove were spotted in Roop Sagar and Badi Lake near Udaipur. Rajsamand that overflowed this time after 8 years also had a good number of birds.

In lakes near Udaipur such as Ghasa, Mavli, Kadla Losing, Nandeshwar, Bhatewar can also be seen birds in large numbers. The lakes near Menar also attract a huge number of birds of several species. Dhand Talab has been a home to over 600 Grey-leg geese that have come from a distance of 6000 km. The special feature of lakes near Menar is that the villagers do not use the lake water for irrigation and do not allow people to pollute it. Groups of young men not only guide the tourists but also provide horses to them. They have put up tents for the tourists to stay in very intelligently they have found a new way of caring morning and at the same time promoting tourism.

Udaipur: Bird Lover's Paradise!
Source: on the high road

Udaipurities can now drive some 25 to 50 km away from the city, have an exciting close view of beautiful birds and spend an enjoyable day.

Udaipur District Zip Codes Or PIN Codes

Udaipur District PIN Codes and Zip Codes

Location PINCode / ZIPCode

Ashok Nagar 313001
Ayed 313001
Badgaon 313011
Bajaj Nagar 313021
Bambora 313706
Barapal 313805
Barar 313341
Bari T B Sanatorium 313025
Bawalwara 313806
Bedla 313016
Bhalerana 313030
Bhim 305921
Bhinder 313603
Bhupalpura 313001
Boharwari 313001
Cement Factory 313021
Chandpole 313001
Charbhuja 313333
Charbhuja Road Amet 313332
Chawand 313904
Chetak Circle City 313001
Chhani 313804
Chhaplian 313340
Dabok 313022
Dabok Air Port 313023
Dal 313033
Dariba Udaipur 313211
Daroli 313032
Debari 313029
Delwara 313202
Deogarh 313331
Deogarh Bazar 313331
Dhan Mandi 313001
Dhariawad 313605
Fatehpura 313001
Fatel Nagar 313205
Gaon Guda 313321
Ghasa 313210
Gilund 313207
Gogunda 313705
Hiran Magri 313001
Industrial Area 313001
Intali 313608
Intalikhera 313026
Jaswantgarh Udaipur 313707
Jhadol Phalasia 313702
Jhadol Sarara 313905
Jhallara 313038
Jhalon Ki Madar 313336
Jhamar Kotra Mines 313015
Kailashpuri 313209
Kalyanpur Udaipur 313907
Kankroli 313342
Kankroli H O 313324
Kanore 313604
Kanpur 313014
Kelwa 313331
Kelwara 313325
Keshariawad 313610
Khamnore 313322
Khemli 313201
Kheroda 313602
Kherwara 313803
Khunta 313609
Koaria 313327
Koshiwara 313709
Kotharia 313323
Kotra 307025
Kun 313612
Kuraj 313328
Kurawar 313703
Lakadwas 313012
Lasadia 313607
Lawa Sardargarh 313330
Machhala Magra Colony 313001
Mavli Jn H O 313203
Mehar 313613
Mohi 313338
Nai 313031
Nandeshma 313708
Nathdwara 313301
Nathdwara Chopati 313301
Naya Sarafa Bazar 313001
Palace Road 313001
Palana Khurd 313204
Panchwati 313001
Parsad 313801
Parsola 313611
Phalasia 313701
Pratapnagar 313001
Railmagra 313329
Railway Station 313001
Rajsamand 313326
Rani Road 313001
Rinchhed 313337
Rishabhdeo 313802
Rundera 313606
Rural Institute 313001
Sagtara 313906
Sakroda 313212
Salumbar Gandhi Chowk 313027
Salumbar H O 313027
Sanwar 313206
Sarara 313902
Saveena 313013
Sayra 313704
Semari 313903
Seria 313028
Shishoda 313303
Shivaji Nagar 313001
Station Road 313001
Surajpole 313001
Tekri 313001
Tokar 313034
Tourist Complex 313001
Udaipur H O 313001
Udaipur Shastri Circle 313001
University Campus 313001
Vallabhnagar 313601
Vidya Bhawan 313001
Zawar Mines 313901
Zink Smelter 313024
Add 313611
Adiwali 313804
Adkalia 313702
Adwas 313703
Agad 313015
Ajbara 313703
Alsigarh 313031
Amar Pura 313015
Ambassa 313710
Amiwara 313710
Amlia 313710
Anant 313611
Anjani 313015
Arinda 313602
Ars Station 313704
B K Kherwara 313702
Baalicha 313015
Badawali 313026
Bagdunda 313705
Baghpura 313031
Bakhel 307025
Balathal 313704
Ballabh 313706
Balua 313802
Bana Khurd 313902
Banoda 313027
Bansada 313603
Barda 313011
Bari Tb (s) 313025
Bari Undri 313031
Bassi Junjawat 313027
Batharda Kalan 313602
Batharda Khurd 313602
Bayri 313903
Bedawal 313027
Beerothi 313702
Bekria 313708
Bemla 313703
Bhabrana 313038
Bhadviguda 313705
Bhalon Ka Guda 313024
Bhanda 313903
Bhansol Garwara 313204
Bharev 313015
Bharkundi 313611
Bhatewaar 313704
Bhensda Kalan 313024
Bhimal 313203
Bhoiyon Ki Pancholi 313003
Bhopa Khera 313603
Bhoraipal 313026
Bhudar 313802
Bhutala 313011
Bhuwana 313001
Bichhadi 313024
Bijanwas 313201
Bikarni 307025
Bilakh 313802
Boria 313611
Boyana 313201
Bujhra 313031
Chanawada 313801
Chandora 313903
Changedi 313205
Chansda 313901
Chargadia 313603
Chari 313605
Chatia Khedi 313705
Chatpur 313905
Chiboda 313027
Chorai 313903
Chorbaori 313705
Dabaycha 313804
Dagar 313026
Daiya 313710
Dakan Kotra 313001
Damana 313702
Dantalia 313605
Dantesar 313703
Dayli 313902
Deogam 313027
Depur 313903
Deri 313804
Dhamania 313704
Dhamniya 313015
Dhankiwara 313903
Dharod 313027
Dhavdi 313706
Dhedmaria 307025
Dheemari 313702
Dhikiya 313015
Dhingri 313905
Dhinkli 313001
Dhinkwas 313903
Dhol 313708
Dholgiri Ka Khera 313038
Dholi Magri 313201
Dhundia 313603
Dodawali 313702
Fatehnagar 313205
Gadriawas 313605
Gadwas 313605
Gamda Pal 313027
Garnalakotra 313802
Gejvi 313702
Ghated 313038
Ghodi 313903
Gingla 313706
Godach 313011
Godana 313702
Godasar 313026
Godawat Gorimba 313802
Gogala 313702
Gogrood 313708
Gorana 313702
Gudel 313706
Gupri 313022
Guran 307025
Hinta 313603
Idana 313706
Intali Khera 313026
Intali Pal 313026
Isarwas Dangiyan 313027
Iswal 313011
Jagat 313703
Jambuda 313027
Jaswantgarh 313708
Jawad 313703
Jawas 313903
Jayra 313804
Jed 307025
Jekra 313031
Jetana 313038
Jhadol (p) 313702
Jhadol (s) 313905
Jhamar Kotra 313015
Jodhpur Khurd 313038
Juda 307025
Kachhaba 313705
Kagdar 313802
Kagwas 307025
Kaladwas 313003
Kali Bhit 313015
Kalyankalan 313038
Kanbai 313804
Kantora 313905
Kanuwara 313802
Karakalan 313038
Karchha 313903
Katanwara 313902
Katarwas 313903
Katev 313026
Kathar 313001
Kaya 313801
Kejad 313902
Kewda Khurd 313001
Khajuria 307025
Khakhad 313702
Khandiobri 313903
Khanmeen 313903
Kharka 313027
Kharsan 313602
Khempur 313203
Kherad 313027
Kikawas 313704
Kkunthwas 313603
Kojawara 313802
Kolyari 313710
Kundai 313603
Kyari 313708
Ladani 313203
Lakhawali 313011
Laku Ka Lewa 313015
Larathi 313903
Lathuni 313710
Lodia 313611
Lohagarh 313605
Loharcha 313708
Lopada 313203
Losing 313011
Loyra 313011
Lunda 313015
Madar 313011
Madla 313031
Madri 313031
Mahad 307025
Mahadi 307025
Mahuwara 313901
Majawad 313705
Majawada 313602
Majawadi 313705
Makradeo 313031
Mallada 313026
Malpur 313027
Malwa Ka Chora 313708
Mamer 307025
Managaon 313605
Mandawal 307025
Mandvi 313611
Massaron Ki Obri 313802
Matoon 313003
Mavli Jn 313203
Mayada 313706
Medi Dhani 313903
Menar 313602
Merta 313022
Methudi 313703
Mewaron Ka Math 313708
Mohd. Phalasia 313702
Morila 313027
Morwal 313705
Motida 313603
Nahar Magra 313201
Naijhar 313703
Nal 313705
Nalva 313605
Nandwel 313022
Nathara 313902
Navda 313903
Nawania 313704
Nayawas 307025
Nedach 313011
Nichli Sigri 313710
Noli 313026
Noorda 313204
Obra Kalan 313705
Ogna 313702
Onarsingh Ki Bhagal 313602
Orwaria 313027
Padawali 313702
Padla 313901
Paduna 313801
Pahada 313605
Pal Kharwad 313801
Pal Nimboda 313902
Pal Sarara 313902
Palan Kalan 313204
Palodara 313001
Pandiyawara 313026
Panund 313706
Pareda 313802
Parel 313605
Patia 313804
Payara 313038
Phalichada 313203
Phila 313706
Piladhar 313001
Pipalwara 313031
Pipli (a) 313802
Pipli (b) 313802
Piplia 313605
Pithalpura 313015
Pograkalan 313903
Puria Kheri 313704
Rajol 313903
Rakhyawal 313201
Rao Madra 313708
Rathora 313026
Ravlia Khurd 313705
Rawalia Kalan 313705
Royda 313001
Sagtari 313903
Saidem 313708
Salera Kalan 313201
Sallada 313905
Salumber Mdg 313027
Sameeja 313702
Samoda 313038
Samoli 307025
Sandraf 307025
Sapetia 313011
Saradeet 313031
Saradi 313027
Sarangpura 313603
Sarera 313804
Saroli 313903
Sarsia 313905
Sarupal 313801
Shaktawat Ka Guda 313026
Shaktawato Ka Guda 313702
Sheshpur 313038
Shobhagpura 313011
Sihad 313706
Sihar 313605
Sindhu 313204
Singhatwara 313901
Sisarma 313031
Som 313710
Sulai 313903
Sulawas 313706
Surkhand Ka Khera 313903
Suveri 313903
Tarawat 313704
Teja Ka Was 313708
Tekan 313706
Thamla 313204
Thoor 313011
Tidi 313801
Titardi 313001
Tothada 313611
Udaipur 313001
Udaipur City 313001
Udaipur Fatehpura 313001
Udaipur H Magri 313002
Udaipur Industrial Area 313003
Udaipur Macchala Magra 313001
Udaipur Naya Sarafa 313001
Udaipur Palace Road 313001
Udaipur Pratapnagar 313001
Udaipur Railway Station 313001
Udaipur Rani Road 313001
Udaipur Station Road 313001
Udaipur Surajpole 313001
Udaipur University Campus 313001
Udaipuria Jagir 313905
Ugamna Kotra 313802
Upreta 313701
Utharda 313706
Uthnol 313204
Vadiyar 313203
Vana 313602
Vasni Kalan 313205
Vass 313702
Veerdholia 313201
Veerpura 313905
Wali 313703
Wanri 313204
Zinc Smelter 313024