Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary
bird sanctuary or the Keoladeo Ghana National park is one of the most
venerated finest parks in the world to provide protection to all the species
- flora and fauna. Located 57 kilometers from Agra on the Agra-Jaipur
Highway, the Bharatpur bird sanctuary nests indigenous water-birds,
waterside birds and migratory birds along with its other inhabitants such as
Sambar, Chital, Nilgai and Boar. A perfect place to go for bird watching,
the sanctuary is one of the best in the world.
The major attractions among the tourists in the Bharatpur bird sanctuary
are migratory birds, who fly from places as far as Siberia and Central Asia,
especially during the winters(Indian). Some of the migratory birds which
make the quiet atmosphere of the sanctuary lively by their melodious
enchants are species of Cranes, Pelicans, Geese, Ducks, Eagles, Hawks,
Shanks, Stints, Wagtails, Warblers, Wheatears, Flycatchers, Buntings, Larks
and Pipits etc.
Flora : Also known as Keoladeo Ghana National park, the
Bharatpur bird sanctuary, which is covered with a dense forest (Also the
literal meaning of the Ghana Park), shelters a vast and diverse flora. The
total area of the park is stretched over 29 square kilometers, most of which
comprises grasslands with 44,000 diverse plant species, a host to more than
380 species of birds.
Fauna : Besides the endangered species of several species
of migratory birds and others, the Bharatpur bird sanctuary also protects
its fauna. The park is also a home to several peace-loving animals such as
Sambar, Chital, Nilgai and Boar.
A trip to Bharatpur
Bharatpur Museum : Apart from the attractive sanctuary,
the museum, which provides a glimpse of the royal history of Bharatpur, is
another major destination in the city.
Bharatpur Lake : The beautiful lake in the park's complex
not only attracts the tourists but also the birds.
Bharatpur Palace : A trip of the palace makes one walk
through the gallery of marvellous Mughal and Rajput architectural glory.
How To Reach
The nearest airport is at Agra, 57 kilometers from
There is a regular rail service to Bharatpur from all the major cities
of India. The Bharatpur railway station is at a mere distance of 6
kilometers from the park.
An excellent network of roadway services connect
Bharatpur to all the major cities of the Rajasthan and other parts of India.
Best Time to Visit
The sanctuary remains open throughout the year, but the ideal timer to
visit the place would be from October to February to watch migratory birds
and August to November for resident breeding birds.
Hunting is strictly prohibited in the park (Since mid 1960's).