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keoladeo national park

A Few Must Know Facts
Ritco Tours» Area : 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 park’s 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 Keoladeo
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 in India.

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.

Sightseeing in Keoladeo (Bharatpur)
Ritco Tours» 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.

Excursions from Keoladeo
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.

Getting There
» 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 more satisfying.

Anchoring In Keoladeo
Ritco ToursThe 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.

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