India - Be in the Rendezvous land of color, culture and fauna - Bharatpur bird sanctuary also known as Keoladeo Ghana national park is an ideal place for orinthologists and bird's lovers. This wildlife park in Bharatpur is the finest destination for bird watching in India.

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Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary

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Located in Rajasthan, Bharatpur is a showcase of the most prolific bird life in the country. Keoladeo Ghana National Park commonly known as Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is the most sought after wildlife sanctuary in India. After Indian independence, the Reserve was notified as a Bird d Sanctuary. The park offers exciting sights of multi colored birds, fluttering and chirping in their habitat. It is now described as "one of the most magical places for bird watching on earth".

Avain's Paradise:
Birds come to this national park in waves. Today, the Park supports a population of 375 species of varied birds, out of which some are foreign visitors. The onset of winters welcome numerous migratory birds from all over world.
They arrive by August and leave in February. Visitors include Coot Snipes, Spanish Sparrow, Red Crested Porhard, Rosy Pelican and Flamingo. The The star attraction however is the Siberian crane. The topography of the area comprises of scrublands and grasslands. These kaleidoscopic range of birds find refuge in the 29 sq km of shallow lakes and woodland, which makes up the park. One will find several species of cranes, pelicans, geese, ducks, eagles, hawks, shanks, stints, wagtails, warblers, wheatears, flycatchers, buntings, larks and pipits.

Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary
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A quiet ride by boat will guarantee that you catch glimpses of various species like painted storks, open bills, spoon bills, egrets, cormorants, white ibis and multitudes of others.
Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary
Rhesus Monkey :
Apart from the avian population, there is also nilgai, cheetal, wild boar, sambhar which can be spotted. A large number of pythons are seen at the Sapan Mori.

Bharatpur Bird SanctuaryWeather Wise:
Bharatpur is located on the fringes of the Thar desert. This marshy land has very warm climate. Summers are invariably hot and winters are not very cold. Carry light cottons during summers and woollens during winters. Rainfall is less but sufficient.

Top Tips:
The best time for bird watching is early morning when the birds are feeding their young ones or around sunset when the birds return from their trips to the surrounding fields etc. The park is open from 6am to 6pm The breeding season is between August and October. The best season for visiting this place is between October to February when the migratory birds come to visit this park from all over the globe. To enjoy the company of these beautiful species all you need is a bicycle or rickshaw, a pair of binoculars (available on rent) and a lot of love for these exotic species of birds.

Wheels To Bharatpur:
» Air: The nearest airport is situated at Agra, which is 56 kms from Bharatpur.

» 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 Park.

» Road: A network of roadway services connects Bharatpur to all the major cities of the Rajasthan and its neighbouring states like Delhi, Uttaranchal and Haryana.

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