KEOLADEO NATIONAL PARK : A VISIT TO THE WORLD OF COLORFUL BIRDS

By - Himani Chabra 

Also known as Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, this national park is recognised as world’s most important bird breeding and feeding grounds. It has also served as royal hunting ground in 1850’s to many royal leaders.

ABOUT KEOLADEO NATIONAL PARK:

Bharatpur travel guide
The park is home to over 370 species of birds and animals such as the basking python, painted storks, deer, nilgai and more.

The Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary has a dense forest cover, which shelters a diverse flora. The vast ecosystem is responsible for providing natural habitat to these migratory birds and also haven of free natural perpetuation. The diverse plant species found here are a real exception to the region.

The Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is also inhabited by mammels like Sambar, Chital, Nilgai and Boar.

Bharatpur Rajasthan

HOW TO REACH BHARATPUR BIRD SANCTUARY:

 

The nearest airport is situated at Agra, which is 56-kms from Bharatpur. Delhi is 184 Kms from Bharatpur. Regular rail services connect Bharatpur with all the major cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur and Agra. The Bharatpur railway station is about 5 Kms from the park/bird sanctuary.

bharatpur agra

WHERE TO STAY IN BHARATPUR:

Hotel Bharatpur Forest Lodge

Bharatpur forest lodge is situated inside the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary at a distance of 1.5 kms from the main entry gate of the bird sanctuary, Due to its location this lodge is undoubtedly the best located birding lodge in Bharatpur.

You can also check for various other motels and hotels near bird sanctuary.

EXPLORING BHARATPUR BIRD SANCTUARY:

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. There are well-defined forest paths, which can easily be reached by foot or on a cycle or you can also hire a rickshaw that are available on hire.

MIGRATORY BIRDS:

Birds of Bharatpur

More than 300 species of birds are found in this small wildlife park. Some of these birds come from places 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 Sarus Cranes, Pelicans, Geese, Grey Heron, Ducks, Eagles, Brown long eared bat, Hawks, Shanks, Stints, Garganey Teal, Wagtails, Warblers, Wheatears, Flycatchers, Buntings, Larks and Pipits, etc.

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A visit to Bharatpur bird sanctuary makes for the perfect affordable getaway dotted with adventure and nature.

 

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  1. Medha Verma

    We were considering a trip to Bharatpur Sanctuary last time I was in Delhi but then I am not a fan of birds as such so we skipped it. I’m not sure I would’ve wanted to run in to any pythons, haha. Given that it is so close to Delhi (my parents live there), we might go for it on one of the weekends. Thanks for sharing this guide!

    1. ansh997x

      Hi Medha,

      Visit Bharatpur between Feb and early April. It is a great time to visit this place.

  2. mirela

    What an incredible place to visit! Your experience there was very interesting and I would like to visit Bharatpur Sanctuary. I really love your pics 🙂

    1. ansh997x

      Thanks for dropping by @Mirela. Do make your plans and let me know if you need more information.

  3. Mane

    wow! I love your photos! I am a nature-lover and love reading blogs like this. It makes me relaxed. Thanks for bringing me there through your pictures. 🙂

    1. ansh997x

      Thanks mane

      Glad that my blog made you feel like that.

  4. oyibougbo

    This is just the beauty of nature. The environment looks so wonderful, love the tree lining and the water, the pictures are beautiful. thanks for taking us round the park in pictures and words. will love to visit someday.

  5. basedonyoubytye

    Sooo beautiful! You must’ve had a fun and relaxing visit. It looks so peaceful! Can I go with you next time lol.

  6. Sounds like a beautiful place to visit! I will say that if I found myself next to a python, I would scream! Lol!

  7. John Mulindi

    This is nature at its best. I great place I would wish to visit one day!

    1. ansh997x

      Indeed.
      Do make your plans and let me know.

  8. Dafni

    What a beautiful place! You must had a great time there!!

    1. ansh997x

      Yes, it is one of the places one must explore.

  9. Michelle Job

    I simply love jungle adventures like these. Thank you for sharing your experience in detail with such amazing pictures <3

  10. LoneArt1st

    This sure is one heck of a place for bird lovers and enthusiasts.

  11. Lisa

    OMG it looks beautiful here. I would love to go here one day with my family. I bet they would enjoy it.

    1. ansh997x

      Hey Lisa,

      The place is amazing and a full family vacation package.