Bankapura Peacock Sanctuary
The Bankapura peacock sanctuary is the second only sanctuary in the country that is exclusively engaged in the conservation and breeding of peacocks. The Government of India declared Bankapura as a peacock sanctuary in 2006. peacocks in flocks are a common sight for Any visitor to this sanctuary.
This sanctuary is situated on 139 acres of land which has the remains of the historic Bankapura Fort. The deep trenches of the land have provided a perfect home for these birds. The farm is located in 90 acres, out of the total 139 acres of the sanctuary. On an Average There are around 1,000 peacocks and peahens in the sanctuary. Bankpura Fort is home for not only for peafowl, but also a number of other birds like wood pecker, great-horned owl, magpie, green bee eater,Indian robin, spotted dove, parakeets, kingfisher,blue tailed bee eater, tailor bird etc.