Ranked 1 among Places to Visit in Bharatpur
Ideal Time: 3 hours
Now known as the Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur National Park is a famous bird watching paradise and is listed among UNESCO's World Heritage sites as well. The 29 km reserve is locally known as Ghana and is a mosaic of dry grasslands, woodlands, woodland swamps, and wetlands. These diverse habitats are home to 366 bird species, 379 floral species, 50 species of fish, 13 species of snakes, 5 species of lizards, 7 amphibian species,7 turtle species, and a variety of other invertebrates. Every year thousands of migratory waterfowl visit the park for winter breeding.
The sanctuary is one of the richest bird areas in the world. It is known for nesting of its resident birds and visiting migratory birds including water birds. What is interesting note is that this place was once the hunting ground for the royalty and the British, but was converted into an asylum for birds and other wildlife as well in the year 1971. Activities such as Elephant Back Safari, Jeep Rides or Rickshaw Safari are available as well where you can spot a number of birds and a few animals that inhabit the jungle as well. Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is easily a bird lover's paradise, and photographers will find this place to be delightful as well.
4 months ago by Muskan Shah
I went to Bharatpur in January. The best time to visit the national park is in the morning. We left at 7am and were able to see a lot of birds. Since the national park is widely spread, take a bicycle or a rickshaw for the tour. The rickshaw pullers act as perfect guides for a mere pittance. If you are a student, carry your ID card to get discount.
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