Keoladeo Ghana National Park Rajasthan
In This Section :
Introduction, Park Facts, Features, Wildlife,
Activities, Transportation, Accommodation, Tour Packages.
Facts about Keoladeo National Park
East of Rajasthan
29 sq kms approximately
Park Attractions :
Best Time To Visit :
October to February
Park Fee :
Indian citizens - Rs 25; Foreign Tourists - Rs
200 (extra charges for camera equipment)
Keoladeo Ghana National Park or Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is one of the best
bird preserves in the world. The park was created by the erstwhile Maharaja
- Suraj Mal, in the 18th century. The sanctuary was created so as to supply
a regular stock of waterfowls to the royal kitchen. The park was accorded
the status of a sanctuary in the year 1956 and in 1982 declared as a
national park. The sanctuary supports a large number of water birds,
including many rare species. Its rich avian population makes it one of the
most visited sanctuaries in Indian sub continent and beyond. Every year
thousands of migratory birds come fetching here. The sanctuary is one of the
few World Heritage Sites in the sub continent.
Keoladeo National Park - Features
Close to the Uttar Pradesh border and in the state of Rajasthan are located
many swamps and grasslands of Bharatpur National Park. The region, that
forms a part of the Kadam forests is spread over a good 29 sq kms of land
area and encompasses shallow lakes, marshes and grasslands. This favorite
duck shooting resort was created on low lying swamps created by the Gambhir
and Banganga rivers. The artificial reservoir constructed by the Maharaja
maintained a regular water supply and till date have been providing best
breeding place for the birds.
Bharatpur provides a breeding place to some fascinating species of birds.
Birds like painted stork with their incredible tint make up the charm of the
place. Some popular species include Cranes, Egrets, Pelicans, Ibises, Ducks
and Geese. The Siberian Crane is the celebrity at the park. These birds
migrate in the winter months and are considered as the prized attractions at
Bharatpur. The migratory birds travel a great distance to reach this place.
These birds come all the way from various continents and places like Europe,
Siberia and China.
Activities You Can Take Part In
The best you can do at Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is but watch some exotic
birds that breed here. Spotting some rare species of birds is a great means
of amusement and it is worth at this sanctuary. Even if you are the first
timer you sure will find yourself busy doing something in the park.
The place also provides you a quiet holiday or two. It is calm and serene,
excepting for the enchanting noise of the birds.
Transportation Services for Bharatpur
Train services are available as Bharatpur lies on
the Delhi-Mumbai railway line. Trains regularly depart from these stations.
Both short and long distance services are available.
One can reach the place by boarding in a bus at Deeg, Jaipur or Agra.
Places Where You Can Stay
Many hotels and lodges provide their services around Bharatpur National
Park. Most of these facilities are available within the walking distance
from the park. Some popular ones include:
Hotel Saras (RTDC), Spoonbill Hotel and Restaurant, Falcon Guest House,
Evergreen Guest House, Jungle Lodge, Hotel Sangam, Hotel Sunbird, Hotel
Keoladeo Ghana National Park Tour Packages
Features : The package gives
you more than a fortnights time at some of the best wildlife sanctuaries
of India. You will reach Bharatpur, the famous bird sanctuary, in
Rajasthan. Other places include Sariska, Jaipur, Agra, Khajuraho,
Bandhavgarh, Kanha, Delhi.
Features : This package gives
you some romantic hot spots in the state of Rajasthan and beyond
Rajasthan. The tour will take you to the popular city Bharatpur. Other
places to be visited are Agra, Jaipur, Pushkar, Udaipur, Narlai,
Jodhpur, Jaiselmer, Gajner, Bikaner, Shekhavati, Delhi.
Features : Rajasthan Heritage
Tour takes you to the popular destinations of the state where the
erstwhile Maharajas have set their marks. The tour will also bring you
to the Bharatpur - where the famous bird sanctuary is located. The
places covered in the tour include Delhi / Mandawa / Bikaner / Jaisalmer
/ Jodhpur / Udaipur / Chittorgarh / Jaipur / Bharatpur / Agra / Delhi.
Features : Essentially an
adventure tour package - takes you to some of the prized wildlife
retreats including Bharatpur. The tour starts from and concludes at
Delhi. Places to be visited include Jaipur, Ranthambore, Bharatpur,
Agra, Khajuraho, Panna National Park, Bandhavgarh National Park.
Features : This luxury train
tour will take you round many beautiful places in the exotic Rajasthan
state. Bharatpur makes up one of the destinations - there are more. The
places covered include Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Sawai Madhopur,
Chittaurgarh, Udaipur, Bharatpur, Agra.