Demoiselle Cranes of Khichan - Khichan, Rajasthan, India
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member denben
N 27° 08.225 E 072° 25.076
43R E 244079 N 3004249
Quick Description: Khichan is a village in Rajasthan state of India known for a large number of demoiselle cranes that visit it every winter.
Location: India
Date Posted: 12/10/2015 8:36:56 AM
Waymark Code: WMQ357
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
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Long Description:
The demoiselle crane (Anthropoides virgo) is a species of crane found in central Eurasia, ranging from the Black Sea to Mongolia and North Eastern China. There is also a small breeding population in Turkey. These cranes are migratory birds. Birds from western Eurasia will spend the winter in Africa whilst the birds from Asia, Mongolia and China will spend the winter in the Indian subcontinent. The bird is symbolically significant in the culture of North India, where it is known as the koonj. (visit link)

In the recent years, the village of Khichan is pulling a lot of native and foreign tourists because it has established successfully a tradition of feeding and taking care of wild birds, mainly the Demoiselle cranes that migrate to this particular region during the winter season every year. It is to be highly noted that nearly 5,000 kilograms (11,000 lb) of bird seed every day are consumed by these feeding birds in this village. In the present scenario, this village hosts as perfect home for nearly 9,000 Demoiselle Cranes. (visit link)
The "Official Tourism" URL link to the attraction: [Web Link]

Hours of Operation:
24/7 The winter season is the best time to visit Khichan when over 8,000 - 10,000 birds come down to the place.

Admission Prices:

Approximate amount of time needed to fully experience the attraction: Up to 1 hour

Transportation options to the attraction: Personal Vehicle or Public Transportation

The attraction’s own URL: Not listed

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