||A Few Must Know
Keoladeo National Park, is a marshy area, stretching over 29 sq
km of forests, grasslands and shallow lakes.
» Climate :
The overall climate of Keoladeo is
sub-humid to semi-arid. Summers are invariably hot and winters are not very
cold. During summers (April-June), the temperature ranges from 38°C to
45°C. The onset of monsoon (July-August) lowers the temperature to
about 27°C. Winter (October-March) season peaks after Christmas with
temperatures falling below 10°C. Rainfall is less but sufficient, the
average rainfall received in Bharatpur is approximately 495 mm but the
drought has become very frequent now a days.
» When to Visit :
The ideal time to visit Keoladeo
National park is between the months of October to February, as the parks
migratory birds arrive during the winter.
» Nearest Access :
The nearest town from the
Keoladeo National Park is Bharatpur about 2 km away.
||A Rendezvous With
If you love bird watching, then this is the place for you. Come to
Keoladeo, an orthonologist's paradise and meet the birds in their natural
surroundings. This is the best place on Earth to watch Birds. This former
duck-hunting reserve of the Maharajas is situated in the state of Rajasthan
Better known as Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Keoladeo Ghana National Park is
named after the temple located within its boundaries. The park is spread in
an area of 29 sq-km out of which 11 sq-km are marshes and the rest is
scrubland and grassland. Previously known as the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary,
the park was declared a national park on 10 March 1982, and then as a World
Heritage Site in December 1985. Keoladeo is one of the major winter
vacationing areas for large numbers of aquatic birds from Afghanistan,
Turkmenistan, China and Siberia. About 364 species of birds, including the
rare Siberian crane, have been recorded in the park.
The Avifauna :
The ambiance is just exhilarating. There are more than
375 species of birds in Keoladeo National Park. The natural beauty is just
breathtaking and the birds fluttering, singing, chirping all around makes it
almost next to heaven. You will meet dancing, singing, quarreling birds in
the surrounding of the park. You will also find the mother birds feeding
their babies. The entire surrounding is just mesmerizing and mind blowing.
Cranes, Pelicans, Geese, Ducks, Eagles, Hawks, Shanks, Stints, Wagtails,
Warblers, Wheatears, Flycatchers, Buntings, Larks and Pipits, etc are some
of the birds you will find here.
Besides, during the winters the population of the park increases by several
thousands, as the birds migrate from several cold countries to spend their
summers here. But, there is more to see here, the park also houses, some
rare species of fauna like - Sambar, Chital, Nilgai and Boar.
||The Park Trip
Either a walk through the park or hire a bicycle or rickshaw to
explore the bird life here.
Bharatpur is on the Golden Triangle route of India. So a trip to
Delhi, Agra & Jaipur is a must. Apart from these destinations, the
nearest destination from Bharatpur is Deeg, about 32 km away, it was the
tranquil retreat of the Jat rulers of Bharatpur.
» By Air :
Nearest airport is at Agra,
around 56 km from Bharatpur.
» By Rail :
The Bharatpur railway station is 6 km
from the park.
» By Roads :
An excellent network of roadway
services links Bharatpur to all the major cities of the Rajasthan and its
neighboring states like Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana.
» Private Vehicles :
We operate well maintained
luxury and budget category cars and coaches throughout India. Contact us
before starting your trip to India to make your travel to India more and
land of exotic birds, Keoladeo National Park is the ultimate destination for
bird lovers all over the world. It is home to almost 400 species of birds
and many rare animals. It also provides shelter to birds coming from other
countries like China, Siberia, etc. Apart from the rich fauna, the park is
also famous for its scenic beauty. A must visit destination for all the
tourists coming to India. All visitors to Keoladeo Ghana National park,
Bharatpur, need to obtain an entry permit from the Warden or Ranger at the
entrance to the park. Foreigners need to pay an entry fee of Rs 200; Indians
pay Rs 25. Extra charges are levied for cameras and photographic equipment.
But before coming here, one should remember that the sanctuary lies in the
semi-arid region, therefore carry light cotton clothes for summers and
woolens for the winters. Vehicles are prohibited within park confines, so
walking through the park is a better option.
To reach Bharatpur, you need to take a taxi or a private vehicle from the
Agra airport or the Jaipur airport or from any other part of Rajasthan.
Bharatpur railway station is just 6 km away from the park from where you can
reach the park easily. In order to have a problem free journey, book with
us. We have a host of cars and coaches, providing personalized services, to
make your tour a comfortable and enjoyable tour.
The Accommodation is not at all a problem here. You will find all
types of accommodation near Bharatpur, as per you taste. The categories
range from luxurious to budget quality.