Located in northwestern state of Rajasthan, Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary offers
exotic flora and fauna for all those who loves to freak in natural
surroundings. The Sanctuary lies amidst the two famous Indias cities, Agra
and Jaipur and is about 190 km from Delhi. Popularly known as Keoladeo Ghana
Sanctuary, the name Keoledeo is derived from an ancient Hindu temple devoted
to Lord Shiva with in the sanctuary and the Hindi term 'Ghana' implies
dense, thick areas of forest cover.
Wildlife Sanctuary Attraction
» Crane From Siberia :
The 29 sq km of the covered area which
makes up the park is the refuge for 350 species. Migratory birds at
Bharatpur include, as large a bird as Dalmatian pelican, which is slightly
less than two meters, and as small a bird as Siberian disky leaf warbler,
which is the size of a finger. Other migrants includes species of cranes,
pelicans, geese, ducks, eagles, hawks, shanks, stints, wagtails, warblers,
wheatears, flycatchers, buntings.
Tourist Attraction in The Bird Sanctuary Tour
» Lohagarh :
The palace within the fort is a conglomeration of
the Rajput and Mughal styles of architecture but infinitely simpler. The
fort is surrounded by two massive ramparts of solid packed earth, each in
turn surrounded by a moat 150 feet wide and 50 feet deep. The mud walls were
thick thus efficiently protected the main edifice of the fort. It took eight
years to complete the outermost wall i.e.,11 kilometers in circumference.
The main attraction of the place are the Durbar, a museum, displays the
weapons used by the erstwhile rulers. An iron pillar, perched at the top,
has engravings of the family tree of the rulers of Bharatpur in Hindi.
Best Time To Visit
October and February, when wintering wildfowl assemble in thousands on the
lakes. The breeding season is between August and October.