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Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary
Spread across 29 sq km, Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary is a world heritage site located near Bharatpur in Rajasthan. Also called as Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary this place is considered to be the best and biggest waterfowl bird sanctuary of the world. Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary Bharatpur is home to native nesting birds, waterside birds and migratory water birds.
Bharatpur Bird Sanctuaryis also home to numerous mammals like chital, boar, nilgai and sambar. Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary Bharatpur may be the only manmade wildlife reserve in the world. During 1760’s Ajan Dam was constructed by the Maharaja of Bharatpur to protect the town from annual flooding. The depression created after the digging of mud for constructing the dam turned into a lake and later become the site for Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary Bharatpur. The city was developed as a National Park on 10th March 1982 and was declared as world heritage site in 1985.
Attractions in Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary
The migratory birds from Siberia and Central Asia who pay a visit to Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary Bharatpur also forces many tourists to flock this wildlife reserve. A visit to Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary will give you an opportunity to have a tryst with migratory birds such as Pelicans, ducks, stints, shacks, warblers, bunting, pipits, larks etc.
The other places to visit during a trip to Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary Bharatpur include Bharatpur Government Museum, Lohagarh fort, bharatpur palace and Deeg Palace.
Flora & Fauna to Explore In Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary Bharatpur
There are more than 300 species of birds eager to greet you when you plan a visit to Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary.
Tourist Places to Visit Near Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary Bharatpur
You can include a visit to Agra, Jaipur, Jodhpur and other cities in Rajasthan when you plan a trip to Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary.
Where to Stay in Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary Bharatpur
There are numerous economical accommodations in form of government and forest guest houses as well as luxurious resorts and hotels that can be booked while visiting Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary.
How to Reach Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary
Air- Agra is the nearest airport located just 56 km from Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary Bharatpur
Rail: Bharapur is well connected by rails to major cities like Delhi, Agra, Mumbai and Jaipur
Road: Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is well connected by road to all main cities of Rajasthan, Haryana, UP and Delhi.
Best Time to Visit Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary
Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary Bharatpurremains open all year round by the best time to visit this park is from august to November to watch resident breeding birds while visit the Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary from October to February to watch migratory birds.