Tag Archives: Anandapur

Bird Sanctuary inside the Maharajah Jungle Trek

Inside the Animal Kingdom’s Asia is the fictional town of Anandapur. The Maharajah Jungle Trek takes guests just outside this village and into the ruins of a former sultan’s palace. This place has a story of its own, which we will address one day in the future here, but for today, we’re focusing on the aviary. The palace has been worn away due to  years and years of weathering and what is now the bird sanctuary was once the grand ballroom inside the palace. When walking through the aviary be sure to look down because on the ground you will see the decorative tile flooring that once graced the ballroom. There are also formal columns left to be seen in the middle of the space. Of course you have to look up, down, and all around inside the aviary because it is filled with a variety of beautiful birds. A descriptive chart is available for guests to pick up to help identify the different types. This is another of the many locations in the Animal Kingdom that you want to slow down and enjoy your surroundings.

Inside the Maharajah Jungle Trek's Bird Sanctuary

Look All Around for the Different Birds

You're Being Watched, Too

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Anandapur, Asia

Expedition Everest, the forbidden mountain, is located at the end of the fictional village of Anandapur in the Asia area of the Animal Kingdom.  Anandapur may be a fictional town, but it has its own Disney history.  Established in 1544 first as a royal hunting preserve, the village grew and currently the royal family of today has turned the preserve, which has decayed over the years, into a conservation area.  While in Anadapur you can visit Kali River Rapids and see the devastation that illegal logging can create in nature, or take a stroll through the Maharajah Jungle Trek to view wild and exotic animals as well as see ruins of the original royal hunting grounds.

Everest Looming in Anadapur - Animal Kingdom, April 2010