Keoladeo Ghana National Park

Location:

Bharatpur,Rajasthan

Famous For:

The Siberian Crane

Best Time To Visit:

August-November (resident birds) and October-February (migrant birds)

Main Attraction:

A paradise for the bird lovers, the park houses above 370 species of birds, mammals and reptiles. Migratory birds fly here in august. They undertake a journey above the Himalayas and land at this pasty green paradise.

Entry Requirements:

An entry permit has to taken from the ranger at the entry gate of the park. People from abroad pay 200 rupees while those from India itself pay 25 rupees. If you wish to carry cameras or other photographic equipments inside then you will have to pay a little extra.

Getting There:

Keoladeo Ghana National Park is just two kilometres off Bharatpur town. The town is well connected by trains. Regular buses are available from Delhi (176 kilometres), Agra (50 kilometres) and other major cities of the country too. The airport at Agra is the nearest airport, 54 kilometres from Bharatpur. Paid taxis and local buses available from there can help you reach the park.

Must See:

Lohagarh Fort and Bharatpur museum are the major attractions of the place and Deeg Palace will add smile to your memories.

 

Keoladeo National Park is situated in Bharatpur district of Rajasthan. It is also known as Bharatpur bird sanctuary. Keoladeo National Park /wildlife Sanctuary is famous as bird's paradise, with over 380 resident and migrant species of birds, including the Common, Demoiselle and the rare Siberian Cranes. The Keoladeo Ghana National Park is also an excellent place to spot mammals like Golden Jackal, Jungle Cat, Striped Hyaena, Sambar, Fishing Cat, Nilgai, Blackbuck and wild Boar. In 1981, Keoladeo Ghana bird sanctuary was given the status of National Park. The name Keoladeo has been derived from a nearby ancient Hindu temple, devoted to Lord Shiva.
The main attractions for tourists visiting the Keoladeo Ghana Park are the migratory birds, which come from as far away as Siberia and Central Asia to spend their winters in Bharatpur, before returning back to their breeding grounds. Some of the migratory birds that visit Keoladeo /Bharatpur bird sanctuary include several species of Cranes, Hawks, Pelicans, Geese, Shanks, Ducks, Eagles, Warblers, Stints, Wagtails, Buntings, Wheatears, Flycatchers, Larks, Pipits etc. Besides the migratory and resident birds, other tourist attractions in Keoladeo Ghana bird sanctuary include the Bharatpur government Museum, Lohagarh Fort and Deeg Palace.

 
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