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Keoladeo Ghana National Park, popularly known as Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, is one of the finest national parks in India, located in the northwestern Indian state of Rajasthan. Famous as the 'Ornithologist's Paradise,' Keoladeo Ghana National Park in Bharatpur is world-renowned for its unique and diverse avifauna. Once a favorite duck-hunting reserve of the Maharajas, today the Keoladeo National Park is home to over 400 species of birds, including some of rare and endangered species. Also the only manmade wildlife sanctuary in India, Keoladeo was declared a bird sanctuary in 1956, a national park in March 1982 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in December 1985. The Keoladeo Ghana National Park in Bharatpur attracts thousands of bird lovers, researchers and ornithologists from all over the world.

The Park opens from sunrise to sunset around the year. The ticket is Rs 200 per foreign visitor and Rs 25 for Indian visitor. Vehicles are permitted upto Shanti Kutir about 1.7 kilometres inside at Rs 50 per vehicle. After this you can choose to walk, bicycle, or go by cycle rickshaw, Tonga or boat when the water level is high. The cycle rickshaw wallah’s displaying yellow plate meaning authorised double up as guides also carry binoculars. Hotels do supply packed lunches and you can get a bite at a canteen on the second gate and even at Forest Lodge.

Area : 29 sq km
State : Rajasthan
Languages : English, Hindi
Best Time to visit : October-February

Duration : 2 Nights / 3 Days
Destinations Covered : Delhi - Bharatpur - Agra

Day - 1 -- » Delhi - Bharatpur Wildlife Sanctuary
Indian Wildlife PortalDepart from Delhi to Bharatpur (200-kms; 4 -5 hrs). Upon arrival, check-in to your hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day - 2 -- » Bharatpur Wildlife Sanctuary
Enjoy your full day visit inside the Park. You can also opt for taking cycle-rickshaws, bicycles or go punting for visits to the Keoladeo National Park. Overnight at the hotel.

Day - 3 -- » Bharatpur - Delhi / Agra / Jaipur / Onward Destination
Depart from Bharatpur to Delhi / Agra / Jaipur for your onward journey.

Travel Tips
Light cotton clothing in summer and light woollen garments are essential during winter. Private vehicles are prohibited inside the park.
Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary

Climate

The temperature ranges from 38-45 °C during April-June. During winters from October to March temperature can drop below 10 °C.

How To Reach

Bharatpur is located on the Agra-Jaipur highway and is just about two hours journey from Agra. The nearest railhead is Bharatpur, which is well connected with Delhi, Jaipur, Mumbai and other parts of the country.

Bharatpur has a number of hotels and lodges where you can stay on your tour to Bharatpur. ITDC runs a forest lodge-Saras, whereas RTDC has a tourist bungalow-Shanti Kutir.


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