There are many decent looking hotels near to Sanctuary, that can be booked online in advance. However enough care needs to be taken to ensure that you get what you paid for.
The sanctuary is open from 0630 to 1830 hrs. Entry fee is Rs.75 per head per entry. Parking place is available at a fee of Rs.50/- No fee for normal and DSLR camera, though the notice board says fee is applicable to professional movie cameras. (few thousands, I did not note it down).
Foreign nationals to pay a little more.
You can walk around the place following the trail or take a cycle on rent or a cycle rickshaw on rent. Two people can occupy a rickshaw.
Interestingly the cycle rickshaw driver can double up as your guide too. There are certified Guides available at Rs.150/ hour. Cycle Rickshaw costs Rs.100/- hour. Two persons can occupy one rickshaw.
I went inside the park four times in two days, every time with a new cyclist. Fourth time I walked alone.
Best time to visit the park is early morning or evening. I have clicked several pictures of many beautiful birds.
I still feel quite strongly that I need to hone my photographic skill. I am not where I thought I was.
I still put up some of my picture and try to provide some relevant info. As I said earlier also, I am not the expert like the great Salim Ali and do not pretend to be one. I surf through the net and grab the info and place it here.
Pictures are of-course mine.
The Sarus Cranes above – a pair with its baby crane. A pair in another picture above. They walk with a grace, beautiful to watch. These are tallest birds can grow as tall as 1.8 mtr. It is believed that once they pair, they will live together for ever.