Keoladeo National Park - Paradise for bird watchers
June 21, 2012
The Keoladeo National Park (formerly known as the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary) plays host to thousands of birds especially during the winter season. Thanks to the smooth operation of a pipeline project from Chambal river to Bharatpur, the national park is thriving. A canal from Goverdhan drain will also be operational soon, providing yet another water resource for the bird sanctuary.
Located halfway between Jaipur and Agra, Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is a paradise for bird watchers and wildlife lovers. There is much bird life, both local as well as winged visitors from across the globe. The bird sanctuary is not only home to more than 400 bird species but also spotted deer (more than 1500) and sambar deer, black buck and blue bull antelopes (around 1000), Indian golden jackal, wild boar, striped hyena, porcupines, mongoose, 13 kinds of snakes, 75 kinds of butterflies and seven species of tortoise. The lakes of the bird sanctuary are also home to more than 40 species of fish and four species of frog. A total of more than 350 types of plants and vegetation are also part of the National Park's jungle.
There are several ways to explore the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. A rickshaw ride is best experienced in the mornings and many local rickshaw paddlers have in-depth knowledge of the wildlife. Enchanting-India Travel Consultants recommend the boat ride as a rewarding way to experience the national park. Bicycles are also available for rent and predetermined nature trails are recommended for those who enjoy walking.
To find your own way to experience the beauty of Keoladeo National Park, talk to your Enchanting-India Travel Consultant today!