located in Rajasthan and also known as Keoladeo Ghanna National Park, is
well-known for it world heritage listed bird sanctuary. This is one of
the few places in the world where you can hope to sight hundred of
of birds in just a few days. Over 400 species different birds have been
identified in the park and you see them all over the place. Many
tourists travelling to this destination have rate it as the highlight of
their visit. It is just 55 kilometres from Agra and 176 kilometres from
Three hundred and seventy seven species of birds have
already been spotted in the wildlife sanctuary. What a whooping number!
In case you plan to visit the terrific city of the Taj Mahal and wish to
combine the trip of amazing Agra with the avian kingdom of Bharatpur
then the winter months are the best bet. With luck on your side you may
spot probably fifty or even hundred varieties of the birds. The period
from August till November is the time of the indigenous water birds. The
migratory birds from central Asia, Mongolia and Siberia start arriving
from October. Bharatpur is a wonderful wintering haunt of the likes of
the Siberian Crane till the month of March.
aspect of the Bharatpur history is the domination of Jats in the region
since 17th century. Leaders like Churaman and Badan Singh brought the
jats together to mould them into a force to reckon with. Suraj Mal has
been the greatest ruler who made them a formidable force and played a
very important role in the Indian history during 19th century. Fauna
birds at Keoladeo include, as large a bird as Dalmatian pelican, which
is slightly less than two meters, and as small a bird as Siberian disky
leaf warbler, which is the size of a finger. Other migrants include
several species of cranes, geese, ducks, eagles, hawks, shanks,
warblers, wheatears, flycatchers, pipits, etc. But of all the migrants,
the most sought after is the Siberian Crane or the great white crane.Climate
is located on the fringes of the Thar desert. This marshy land has very
warm climate. Summers are invariably hot and winters are not very cold.
Carry light cottons during summers and woollens during winters. Rainfall
is less but sufficient. Sightseeing
How to reach
- Kamra Palace
It was Built by Jats between 1730 and
1850.On the west of the fort is the government museum.It has
well-stocked gallery of sculptures and statues. From the
of the palace you can enjoy the great views of the surrounding
- Lohagarh Fort
Built on the early 18th century by
Maharaja Suraj Mal, the founder of Bharatpur, the 'Iron Fort' is
located in the town. The fort has three palaces Kishori Mahal, Mahal
Khas and Kothi Khas built in a fusion of the Mughal and Rajput
styles. Two towers, Jawahar Burj, Fateh Burj commemorate Suraj Mal's
victory over the Mughals and the British.
The nearest airport is situated at Agra, which is
56 kms from Bharatpur.
Regular rail services connect Bharatpur with all
the major cities of India such as Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur and Agra.
The Bharatpur railway station is 6 kms from the Park.
A network of roadway services connects Bharatpur
to all the major cities of the Rajasthan and its neighbouring states
like Delhi, Uttaranchal and Haryana.