Salim Ali Lake-Aurangabad
Salim Ali Lake (Marathi - पक्षीमित्र सलीम आली सरोवर) is situated close to Delhi Gate, one of the numerous Gates in Aurangabad, inverse Himayat Bagh, Aurangabad. It is situated in the northern piece of the city. During the Mughal time frame, it was known as Khiziri Talab. It has been renamed after the extraordinary ornithologist, naturalist Salim Ali and furthermore known as birdman of India. The workplace of Divisional Commissioner Aurangabad division is situated close to it, so is the gatherer's office of Aurangabad
In Aurangzeb's time, a huge swamp or tank expanded the entire length of the northern divider, (reaching out from present-day Salim Ali Lake till Begumpura/Makbara) yet the exhalation and clamminess demonstrated unfortunate and Aurangzeb requested the segment preceding his castle (Kila-e-Ark) to be filled in and changed over into fields. This recovered segment was later formed into Mughal garden, (presently known as Himayat Bagh) by one of the authorities of Aurangzeb's court, with many natural product bearing trees of various assortments for the imperial court and its authorities. The rest of known as the Khizri talao which is simply past the Delhi door. The other little tank was the Kanval or Loti talao, (close to display day Aam Khas grounds between Kila-e-Ark and Begumpura) was sustained by a spring and was bound in the empty between the royal residence of Aurangzeb and the Mecca entryway, yet the band was deliberately obliterated to spare the city from being overflowed.
Salim Ali Talab as it is known in the present occasions likewise contains a little winged creature Sanctuary and the region around the lake is useful for Bird watching in Winter when various transient fowls land for settling. There is a nursery kept up by the Aurangabad Municipal Corporation. Sailing offices are additionally accessible when the lake is full during the stormy and winter seasons. As of late it was dug for sediment to expand its water holding limit.
Salim Ali lake and its encompassing is uncommon and rich biodiversity spot inside the city that hosts just about 16 tree species, 11 bush sorts, 8 climbers, 32 earthbound herbaceous plants, 10 assortments of green growth, 12 of sea-going herbs, 16 oceanic creepy crawlies, molluscs and scavangers, nine assortments of fish, 15 species reptiles, seven kinds of rodents and warm blooded animals and 102 kinds of bugs. Endeavors are taken by condition activists and winged creature darlings in the city to close the memorable Salim Ali Lake for open until further notice and proclaim it as a biodiversity problem area for protection.