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Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary and National Park in Bharatpur

·  Summer: March-June (37°C - 45°C)
·  Winter: October-March (8°C - 27°C)
·  Monsoon: June-September

Best time to visit:  August-March

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Entry Fees for Indians Adults:  INR 25
Children:  N/A
Cameras:  N/A
Video Camera:  INR 200
Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals Adults:  INR 200
Children:  N/A
Cameras:  N/A
Video Camera:  INR 200
Earlier a royal waterfowl hunting ground, Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary and National Park today enjoys numerous internationally acclaimed designations. Named after a Shiva Temple, it is a protected bird sanctuary (since 1976), a national park (since 1982) and a World Heritage Site (since 1985). More than anything else, it is often tagged as the best bird-watching area in the whole world, welcoming hundreds of thousands of tourists, including ornithologists, from all over the world. The credit goes to the sanctuary’s ability to accommodate more than 360 species of birds, both indigenous and migratory.

Storks, herons, cormorants, shoveler, white spoonbill, oriental ibis, darter, sarus crane, sandpiper and many other waterfowls in huge groups can be explored here. In addition, there are amazing species of land birds at the park, including warblers, partridges, babblers, chats, hornbills, quails and some of the most magnificent species of eagles. The park also features wild animals like blue bull, porcupine, spotted deer, wild boar, mongoose and jackals among others. Flora in the form of grasslands, woodlands, scrublands and aquatic vegetation bless the park with additional charm.

Road: Bharatpur, called the Eastern Gateway to Rajasthan, has excellent roads connecting the sanctuary to Delhi, Jaipur, Agra and many other popular cities. Private vehicles are allowed up to a point from where you must explore the park on foot, in a cycle-rickshaw or on a rented bicycle. Tongas (horse-carts) and boats are also available.

Railway: The park is easy-to-access for those who wish to travel by train. Bharatpur Junction is only about 5 km. from the location. Cabs and auto-rickshaws are available here for the road journey.

Airway: Bharatpur has two major international airports nearby, one at Jaipur (about 187 km. away) and other at Delhi (about 194 km. away), while Agra’s domestic airport is only about 54 km. away. Taxis can be hired from each of these places to reach the park conveniently.