Bharatpur National Park, is correctly identified as the pleasant
niche of the migratory birds and not surprisingly the home of the world's
most diligent bird watchers. Therefore, this is one of the most important
breeding & feeding grounds for migratory birds in the world. Visitor
birds swell the population of the park by one third traveling from as far as
Europe & Siberia. These include the rare Siberian Crane traveling half
the globe to reach Bharatpur.
The park covers an area of 40sq. km. & is refreshingly free from any
motor vehicles. Walking & cycling along the raised embankments offer an
opportunity to get close to the rich bird life. A cycle rickshaw is another
way of exploring the sanctuary.
About Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary :
It is one of the finest bird parks in the world, Bharatpur
Bird Sanctuary (Keoladeo Ghana National Park) is a reserve that offers
protection to zoological species as well. It is the habitat of water- birds
as well as migratory water birds and waterside birds, this sanctuary is also
inhabited by Sambar, Chital, Nilgai and Boar.
Flora in Bharatpur :
The Bharatpur Bird Santuary has a dense forest cover and
also exhibits a diverse flora . The vast flora is responsible in providing
natural habitat to these migratory birds and also haven of free natural
perpetuation. The diverse plant species are a real exception to the region
and are also the stolen wealth of nature which has been treasured here.
Major Wildlife Attractions :
major attractions of tourists visiting the park are the numerous migratory
birds, who come from as far away as Siberia and Central Asia and spend their
winters in Bharatpur, before returning to their breeding grounds. Migratory
birds at Bharatpur bird sanctuary include, several species of Cranes,
Pelicans, Geese, Ducks, Eagles, Hawks, Shanks, Stints, Wagtails, Warblers,
Wheatears, Flycatchers, Buntings, Larks and Pipits, etc.
General information :
» Best time to visit : Throughout the year. » Breeding season : Aug-Oct » Migrants : Oct-Feb. » Nearest Town : Bharatpur (2 km) » How to get there : Rail-Bharatpur (2 km); Air-Agra (50 km)