Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur

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Internationally revered as one of the top bird-watching spots on the globe, Keoladeo National Park occupies a spot on the World Heritage List. A patchwork of woodlands, dry grasslands, swamps, and wetlands, this 29 sq km (11 sq mi) park provides a protected sanctuary to over 364 species of indigenous and migratory birds, including the rare Siberian crane. Explore clearly marked trails, winding through a diverse habitat by foot or by bike, or hire a rickshaw for a tour with a local puller trained in bird-watching. October until March remains the most popular visiting time with ornithologists, as this is the migratory period for the majority of the park's birdlife. Bring plenty of water and don't forget your binoculars. Make Keoladeo National Park a centerpiece of your Bharatpur vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Bharatpur day trip planning site .
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  • National Park best place for all and more enjoy I have been visiting this place right from my childhood. Though it lacks that old world  more »
  • This is supposedly an under-rated place which is close to Delhi and pretty much a day or two's visit. The park is very well maintained and very clean (no man made trash). We visited this place in Apri...  more »
  • In the one and half days we stayed in Bharatpur , we visited the bird sanctuary thrice and still couldn’t complete the whole of it. It’s theraupetic. Needs patience. And exhilarating at the same time ...  more »
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  • Bird watching season is from September to March... but in February and March (before Holi) when winter is ending, you will be able to see most of the birds, so that is the best time to visit. Can easily hire an official guide... and take rickshaw to go to the bird watching spots... Very nice place to visit... Enjoyed it!!! Loved it!!!
  • Keoladeo Ghana National Park is a man-made and man-managed wetland and one of the national parks of India. The reserve protects Bharatpur from frequent floods, provides grazing grounds for village cattle, and earlier was primarily used as a waterfowl hunting ground. The 29 km2 (11 sq mi) 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 wintering and breeding. The sanctuary is one of the richest bird areas in the world and is known for nesting of resident birds and visiting migratory birds including water birds.
  • The Park welcomes you with a quaint and peaceful ambience and it is recommended that one stays in the government lodge inside the park as that provides you with a thrilling experience of staying a night in the woods. The park welcomes a variety of migratory and domestic birds and even in off season a host of species can be spotted. Monitor lizards, jackals are also a common sight in this park. One has to hire the rickshaw to get around the park, walking is also allowed but not preferred as it is a good length. The best time to visit the place is in winter from October onwards.
  • At the right season at this park it's flooded with two main characters of living beings 1. Birds, birds and more birds, immigrating , resident. Lots of wild cows and bulls to give company 2. Photographers from cell phone photographers to professional photographers with shoot at sight cameras to tripod mounted bazooka lenses waiting to capture one if those exquisite landings , water take off shots, flight shots etc Best place to visit the sarus cranes,
  • Great place for bird watching. You can identify lot of different birds from different countries. The rickshaw puller help you a lot in this. You can hire guides, which are expensive but have much more knowledge. Great time to visit after Diwali till March beginning.
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