Today known as Keoladeo National Park or Keoladeo Ghana National Park, Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is a great place for a wonderful vacation. A great holiday spot, away from the pressures of city life, the sanctuary is a wonderful place for the tourists to unwind with nature by their side. The sanctuary is rich in avian population.
Located in the royal state of Rajasthan, Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is one of the oldest wildlife reserves in India. The Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary was the hunting ground of the rulers of the princely state of Bharatpur.
Siberian Cranes is the signature bird of Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. Other important and most commonly spotted avians at Keoladeo National Park are the grey jungle fowl, red spur fowl etc. Ducks, herons, teals, waders hawk eagle, cormorants, serpent eagle, the yellow-legged green pigeon, the collared scops owl, parakeets, woodpeckers and barbets, drongos, hornbills, scarlet minivets, and diverse warblers.
Being situated so close to the capital city of Delhi makes the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary a much sought after weekend getaway from the capital of India. Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is indeed a tourists' paradise.
Accommodation of different types is available at Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary to suit the requirement of the tourist. Several rest houses, forest guest houses and resorts at Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary go along way in making your stay here an unforgettable experience.
It is advisable to make your bookings in advance so that you can enjoy a great holiday at Bharatpur. Udaivilas Palace is the luxury incarnate while Bharatpur Forest Lodge is a budget hotel.
How To Reach Bharatpur By Air: The Delhi airport is the nearest international airport and is 185 kms away from Delhi, the capital of India. Jaipur, the capital of rajasthan and Agra, home to Taj Mahal, are the other airports that are near to Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary and are 175 km and 55 km away respectively from the reserve.
How To Reach Bharatpur By Road: situated on the Agra-Jaipur highway, the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is 185kms from Delhi; 175 kms from Jaipur and 55 kms from Agra. The Bird Sanctuary is well connected through road with every big or small town in India. Buses take two hours to reach Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary from Agra. Some of the cities and towns near Bharatpur connected with it by road are Agra (55 km), Alwar (120 km), Deeg (35 km), Delhi (185 km), Fatehpur Sikri (23 km), Jaipur (175 km), Mathura (36 km) and Sariska (150 km).
How To Reach Bharatpur By Rail: The nearest railhead is Bharatpur Railway Station that is well connected to major cities of India like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata,Jaipur and many other cities.