Keoladeo Ghana National Park – Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary

We visited this park in December 2010, we were in group of 10-12 people and went to Bharatpur by hiring tempo traveler. This park is really a great place for Bird Lover. We hired bicycle to cover the park and seen a lot of beautiful birds, lizards and spotted dear. This park also having a small temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. This park is listed in UNESCO World Heritage Site. This trip was my official trip and we enjoyed a lot.

Cycling inside park

All of us, Cycling inside park

Keoladeo Ghana National Park is a man-made and man-managed wetland and one of the national parks of India. The reserve protects Bharatpur from frequent floods, provides grazing grounds for village cattle and earlier was primarily used as a waterfowl hunting ground. The 29 km2 (11 sq mi) reserve is locally known as Ghana, and is a mosaic of dry grasslands, woodlands, woodland swamps, and wetlands. These diverse habitats are home to 366 bird species, 379 floral species, 50 species of fish, 13 species of snakes, 5 species of lizards, 7 amphibian species,7 turtle species, and a variety of other invertebrates. Every year thousands of migratory waterfowl visit the park for wintering breeding etc. The Sanctuary is one of the richest bird areas in the world. It is known for nesting of its resident birds and visiting migratory birds including water birds. via wikipedia

This park is one of the best bird watching sites of Asia, more than 100,000 visitors come to the park every year. The range of visitors varies from very serious birdwatchers to school children. Of the visitors, 45,000 are foreign tourists. In addition the location of the park is such that tourists visiting Agra, Fatehpur Sikri and Jaipur invariably stop over at Bharatpur. The Park opens from sunrise to sunset around the year. The ticket is Rs200 per foreign visitor and Rs50 for Indian visitor. Vehicles are not permitted inside the park, but you need to park them in the designated parking are for 100rs for four wheeler. After this you can choose to walk, bicycle, or go by cycle rickshaw, Tonga or boat when the water level is high. via wikipedia

This was really a great experience to saw a different colorful birds. We had passed awesome moment here. I don’t have more to write here because this is four year back trip. Thanks for reading my experience.

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Vivek Kumar Srivastava

I am a software engineer and working in Gurgaon. I love to travel and drawing.

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