Fast Facts :
Placement : Bharatpur (Rajasthan)
Nearest Access : Bharatpur
Area Covered : 29sqkm
Founded in : 1985
Entry Fees : Indian (25 Rs), other than Indian (200Rs)
Entry Time : 6.00am-6.00pm
Best time to visit : October-March
Accommodation : Hotel Bharatpur Ashok, Hotel Saras, Shanti Kunj, Birder’s Inn.
Bharatpur Wildlife sanctuary is declared to be a world heritage in 1985 and is the home to many birds and animals. This is the only habitat, which is created by a maharaja. It also known as Keoladeo Ghana National park , this name is derived from a Hindu temple dedicated to lord Shiva which stands at the centre of this park This park is known to be the world renowned for bird feeding and bird breeding grounds. It is also a very famous bird sanctuary.
Bharatpur wildlife sanctuary is known for its exotic bird sanctuary. Migratory birds like Pelicans, Eagles, Wagtails, Wheat eaters, Cranes, Buntings, Stints, Shanks, Pipits, Larks and many more bird are found.The-ravishing site of storks covering their chicks under their wings to protect from the sun. Saras cranes are known to be the most dominant bird found here.
The other animals spotted here are jungle cats, black bucks, sambar, nilgai, wild boars, civets, spotted dears, jungle cats, jackals, hares, otters, and fishing cats.
Other Attraction :
As Rajasthan is the home for many forts and palaces. Bharatpur has the epitome of this title
Lohagarh Fort : This fort remained unconquered for a long time despite several attempts.
Bharatpur Palace : This museum gives the taste of Rajput and Mughal architecture
Bharatpur Government Museum : This museum gives one the authentic taste of bharatpur’s royal History.
Deeg Palace : It is a very big palace, which houses other small palaces inside and was known to be the summer resort for the rulers.
Best time to visit :
This sanctuary is opened throughout the year but the months between august till November is recommended, as it is the best time to glare migrant bird watching.
Forest trails are available which can be easily covered on a cycle, by walking and by hiring a rickshaw.
Boat trips are also available but in certain duration as early morning and late evening to uncover the wild beauty of Bharatpur Wildlife Sanctuary.