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The Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, also known as the Keoladeo Ghana National Park is one of the best bird sanctuaries in the world. Created in 1890 by the Maharaja of Bharatpur as a bird hunting reserve, this sanctuary is home to more than 300 species of birds. Moreover, the park also attracts thousands of migratory birds from Siberia, Europe, China, Afghanistan, Central Asia and Tibet every year. If you travel to Bharatpur during October to February, you will be able to catch sight of some famous bird species like the Siberian crane, the Siberian Greyleg Goose and the Chinese Bareheaded Goose. Besides, the park is also home to birds like the Pelican, Painted Stork, Pipit, Warbler, Wagtail, White Ibis and the Marsh Harrier.

This world famous bird sanctuary was made a National Park in 1982 and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985. Besides the birds, the Bharatpur sanctuary is also inhabited by some animal species like the Hyena, Sambhar, Chinkara, Blackbuck, Wild boar, Wildcat and the Nilgai. The sanctuary has a number of well-defined trekking routes for those who would like to explore the park on foot. You could also explore the park on cycles, man pulled rickshaws or take a boating trips, which would help you in observing the birds from very close quarters. The best time to travel to Bharatpur is from August to February.

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Tourist Attractions in Bharatpur

Some of the famous tourist attractions you can visit when you travel to Bharatpur are listed below.

Bharatpur Government Museum

The Bharatpur Government Museum is one of the major tourist attractions located inside the park. It preserves various articles of the royal past, providing an opportunity to know about the past royal splendor of Bharatpur.

Lohagarh Fort

This iron structure was built in the first half of the 18th century AD. Maharaja Suraj Mal built this fort, which houses three palaces, namely, Kishori Mahal, Mahal Khas and Kothi Khas. This fort has the distinction of remaining unconquered till date.

Bharatpur Palace

This artistic marvel is a unique blend of the Mughal and Rajput styles of architecture. This beautiful palace have some exquisitely decorated apartments that are a treat to the eyes. The Bharatpur Palace also houses the Government museum now.

Additional Information

Bird watchers should always carry binoculars on their bird watching trips. All visitors to the Keoladeo Ghana Park, Bharatpur need to get an entry permit available at the entrance. International tourists need to pay an entry fee of Rs 200 whereas the domestic tourists have to pay Rs 25 as their entry fee. Extra charges have to be paid for cameras and other electronic equipments.

How to reach Bharatpur

Air: The nearest airport is Agra, which is about 55 km away.

Rail: Regular rail services connect Bharatpur with several cities on Delhi-Mumbai trunk route. Rail services also connect Bharatpur with Jaipur and Agra.

Road: A good network of bus services links Bharatpur with several cities within and outside Rajasthan.


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