Katraj Lake - a unfamiliar Lake for bird watching

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After searching a place for photography I picked up "Rajiv Gandhi Katraj Zoo" but unfortunately the zoo is closed on Wednesday, so after searching on Google map I found a small lake next to Katraj Zoo which is also called as Katraj Lake (Katraj Talav or Peshwa's Katraj Lake) and was surprised to see the Lake in beautiful and innovative look which is developed and decorated by Pune Municipal Corporation.


Now a day this lake is the prime attraction at Katraj which is 10 km away from Pune city.


Katraj Lake - a unfamiliar Lake for bird watching
Katraj Lake
Katraj Lake - a unfamiliar Lake for bird watching

This Lake has artificial island with the statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj placed at center.

Katraj Lake - a unfamiliar Lake for bird watching
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj statue at Katraj Lake
The Katraj Lake is bounded by jogging track of around 1 km.

Katraj Lake - a unfamiliar Lake for bird watching
Jogging track at Katraj Lake
I found migrated birds as Grey Heron, Spotbill Duck and Cormorants.

Grey Heron at Katraj Lake, Maharashtra, India
Grey Heron, Katraj Lake, Pune, Maharashtra, India 
Spotbill duck at Katraj Lake
Spotbill Duck, Katraj Lake, Pune, Maharashtra, India 
Katraj Lake - a unfamiliar Lake for bird watching
Spotbill Duck, Katraj Lake, Pune, Maharashtra, India 
Katraj Lake - a unfamiliar Lake for bird watching
Spotbill Duck, Katraj Lake, Pune, Maharashtra, India 
Katraj Lake - a unfamiliar Lake for bird watching
Spotbill Duck, Katraj Lake, Pune, Maharashtra, India 
Cormorants at Katraj Lake
Cormorants, Katraj Lake, Pune, Maharashtra, India 
Katraj Lake - a unfamiliar Lake for bird watching
Cormorants, Katraj Lake, Pune, Maharashtra, India 
Duck around the lake which add more beauty to the lake.

Katraj Lake - a unfamiliar Lake for bird watching

Ducks at Katraj Lake
Duck at Katraj Lake
Really I had wonderful time, Thanks to Pune Municipal Corporation for such a beautiful initiative which will definitely make Pune a Beautiful and scenic place to live.

If you are will to plan for a bird watching or relax walk around the lake then best time for bird watching will be month of December, January and February and all time for relax and scenic walk.

This is the best place to be visit near Pune after Katraj zoo.

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