One of the finest bird parks in the world, Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary or
Keoladeo Ghana Natiuonal Park is a reserve that offers shelter to faunal
species as well. Nesting indigenous water- birds as well as migratory water
birds and waterside birds, this sanctuary is also inhabited by Sambar,
Chital, Nilgai and Boar. The area was declared a national park on 10 March
1982, and accepted as a World Heritage Site in December 1985.
More than 300 species of birds resides in this small wildlife park of
29-sq-kms of which 11-sq-kms are marshes and the rest scrubland and
grassland. Keoladeo, the name derives from an ancient Hindu temple,
dedicated to Lord Shiva, which is situated at the centre of the park.
The major attractions of tourists visiting the park are the numerous
migratory birds, who come from distance lands like - Siberia and Central
Asia and spend their winters in Bharatpur, before returning to their
breeding grounds. Migratory birds at Bharatpur bird sanctuary include,
several species of Cranes, Pelicans, Geese, Ducks, Eagles, Hawks, Shanks,
Stints, Wagtails, Warblers, Wheatears, Flycatchers, Buntings, Larks and
Bharatpur Govenment Museum
One of the major attention grabber after the Bharatpur sanctuary is
Government Museum of Bharatpur, which provides a glimpse of the past royal
splendour of Bharatpur.
Not far from the museum is the Bharatpur Palace, an marvellous structural
blend of Mughal and Rajput architecture.
The invincible Lohagarh Fort, which remained unconquered despite several
attacks by the British regime.
Situated just 32-kms away from Bharatpur is the Deeg Palace. A strong and
massive fortress, Deeg Palace was the summer resort of the rulers of
Bharatpur and houses numerous beautiful palaces and gardens.
Chittal, Nilgai, Boar, Migratory Birds
Best time to Visit :
October to February
By Air :
The nearest airport is situated at
, which is 56-kms from Bharatpur.
By Rail :
Regular rail services connect Bharatpur with
all the major cities of India such as Delhi
Mumbai, Jaipur and Agra. The Bharatpur railway station is 6-kms from the
By Road :
An excellent network of roadway services
connects Bharatpur to all the major cities of the Rajasthan and its
neighbouring states like Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana. Bharatpur is well
connected by road from Agra (56-kms, 5 hours), Delhi (176-kms, 5 hours) and
Jaipur (176-kms, 6 hours), all of which have airport facilities too.
Sambhar Lake - An Abode Of
- By Abhishek Choudhuri
17 Days /16 Nights
Chennai - Bangalore - Bannerghatta...