State: Haryana, District: Gurgaon.
Distance: Around 10km from Hero Honda Chowk, Gurgaon, around 50 km from Delhi.
Best known Route:- Delhi -> Hero Honda Chowk, Gurgaon->Basai (route map attached)
Best time to visit:- Anytime of the year, winter is best for migratory birds.
Basai wetland near Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary is probably one of the most frequently visited wetland of Delhi-NCR birders. Unknown to the weekend picnic tourists who usually head for Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary, Basai provides a great opportunity to watch various species of birds from a very close distance. Even though I am a frequent visitor, Basai always surprises me. A short eared owl in my recent visit is one them as I never expected to see one there. A large flock of flamingos last year brought excitement to many birders and photographers around. This little wetland with high concentration of birds is currently under great threat from ongoing constructions.
Some birds to watch at Basai:
I don’t think any advice is necessary to visit this place. Just pick up a bottle of water and preferably a bird book, Basai can be your first step to get addicted to birding. A descent zoom camera will help capture the species at ease. If you have a binocular you will almost look like a pro.