Bird Paradise :
Bharatpur is best known for Keoladeo Ghana National Park popularly called
as Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. Bharatpur lies between north India's historic
cities of Agra and Jaipur. Located in northwestern part of Rajasthan,
Bharatpur is at a distance of 190 kms from the national capital of Delhi.
There are some interesting historical facts associated with Bharatpur tour.
In 1760, an earthen dam was constructed to save the town from the annual
flood fury. The depression created due to extraction of soil for the dam
became the Bharatpur lake in due course of time. The lake flows through the
bird sanctuary and is the home to many different species of migratory birds
Famous for- Keoladeo Ghana National Park :
Our Bharatpur wildlife tour includes visit to The Keoladeo Ghana National
Park or Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary has a rich bio-geographic diversity. The
park is home to more than 380 species of birds which is about a quarter of
the total bird species found in the entire Indian subcontinent. Some of them
are endangered bird species seldom seen in any other part of the world.
Hundreds of migratory birds come to Bharatpur during the winters. That
includes : species of cranes, pelicans, geese, ducks, eagles, flycatchers,
buntings, larks and pipits. The numerous water bodies of the sanctuary
provide an ideal habitat for the migratory birds. The migratory birds come
from high altitude areas, plains, eastern and western regions.
Various choices are available to tourists inside the sanctuary. They may
set out on foot or hire a bicycle. Rickshaw pullers have also been trained
by the park management in bird watching and are quite knowledgeable. Boats
rides inside the park are also very popular.
» By Air -
Agra airport at a distance of 56 kms is
the nearest landing facility from Bharatpur.
» By Rail -
Bharatpur has good rail connectivity
with major destinations of India. Trains are regularly available from Delhi,
Mumbai, Jaipur and Agra.
» By Road -
Bharatpur is located at a distance of 56
kms from Agra, 190 kms from Delhi and 185 kms from Jaipur.
Additional Highlights of the City :
» Bharatpur Government Museum -
Museum of Bharatpur stores many items that belong to the royal families of
Bharatpur. After the sanctuary, the museum is the major crowd puller in
» Bharatpur Palace -
Bharatpur Palace is an imposing
building the architecture of which is a magnificent blend of Mughal and