Area: 29 sq km
Major Attractions: Siberian Crane, Migratory Birds
Best Season to Visit: August-November, October to
February for Migrant Bird
About Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary
An ornithologist's stop, Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary's 29 sq km of woodlands,
wetlands, and grasslands attract an exciting variety of wildlife, especially
birds. Miles of scenic trails wind through these habitats and provide a
lovely view the forest. The sanctuary's nature features indigenous water-
birds as well as migratory water birds and waterside birds that introduce
you to the world of avians. Apart from birds, this sanctuary is also
inhabited by Sambar, Chital, Nilgai and Boar. The park has some 300 species
of avian population that keep decking up the park's beauty time to time in
particular seasons. The name Keoldeo Ghana has been derived
The 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.
There are well-defined forest trails, which can easily be covered on foot
or on a cycle or you can also hire a rickshaw that are available on hire.
Rickshaw pullers have been trained by the park management in bird watching
and are quite knowledgeable. Boats are also available on hire. A early
morning boat trip or a late evening one is quite a rewarding experience to
check out the surprises of Bharatpur.
The forests here is well defined that
can be covered on foot or auto rickshaw, available on hire. Rickshaw
pullers have been trained by the park management in bird watching and
are quite knowledgeable. Boats are also available on hire. A early
morning boat trip or a late evening one can spill out beans that the
sanctuary has hidden from you.
Bharatpur Govenment Museum
One of the major attention destination after the Bharatpur sanctuary is
Government Museum of Bharatpur, which provides a glimpse of the past
royal splendour of Bharatpur.
Not far from the museum is the Bharatpur Palace, a fantastic structural
blend of Mughal and Rajput architecture.
The invincible Lohagarh Fort, which remained unconquered despite
several attacks by the British regime.
Situated just 32-kms away from Bharatpur is the Deeg Palace. A strong
and massive fortress, Deeg Palace was the summer resort of the rulers of
Bharatpur and houses numerous beautiful palaces and gardens.
The nearest rail station is located at Agra at a distance of 56 kms
from the place. Bharatpur is a well known rail head that has trains to
every station. An excellent network of roadway services connects
Bharatpur to all the major cities of the Rajasthan and its neighbouring
states like Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana.