Sirpur lake, Holkar family’s gift to the city more than a hundred years ago. which covers 600 acres on the Indore-Dhar highway, was a natural habitat for birds till the eighties, when its decline began.Sirpur lake is a fully secured water body and a safe bird habitat where migratory birds continue to come on their seasonal visits every year. Large birds like Greater Flamingo and Sarus Crane both visit Sirpur Lake
The Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) has come up with a plan to revive the Sirpur Lake and set up a research centre to study the birds and biodiversity in the surrounding area. More than 150 species of migratory birds arrive every year at the lake during winter.
Sirpur Lake provides a shelter to over 100 species of resident and migrant birds for next three months of winter. Around 4,000 birds from Siberia, Afghanistan, Nepal, Magnolia, Bay of Bengal, Himalayan and European boundaries have arrived here, so far.