Aalniya is a village situated around 25 KM from Kota.
Famous for Aalniya Dam situated in the village, but there’s a lot more to seek than that.
Few of the major attractions of the village are the birds that migrate every year from across Europe and China and recently discovered cave paintings dating back to 3rd & 4th Century.
Every year during winters [October to late March], birds like; spoonbill, heron, Demoiselle Cranes, pelicans etc. migrate to Aalniya in search of food and shelter.
However, due to acquired land for farming and construction; the number of birds that come every year has decreased threefold.
The rock paintings/ carvings are recently discovered, from the Stone Age era, carvings are said to be made by sharp stone tools which illustrate tigers, antelope, humans and hunting scenes.
It’s a great place for weekend picnics, as a day is enough to explore the place.
How to reach?
NH52 [Jhalawar Highway] is the fastest route to reach Alniya from Kota. Via train, it’s a half an hour journey.
Best Time to visit:
For bird watchers, December to March is the ideal time. Monsoon is another great time to visit the place.
A special mention of the man behind these wonderful photographs; Shivaksh Sharma
He is a young photographer from Kota whose main areas of interests are Wildlife Photography & Exploring Places. He is pursuing his passion for photography from past 5 years.
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