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“Birder's Paradise” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Keoladeo National Park

Keoladeo National Park
Rajasthan 302001, Bharatpur, India
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Activities: Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching, Biking
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“Birder's Paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

Bharatpur is truly a Birder's Paradise. One can see the beauty of Eqypt, Tibet, Siberia, China and India at one place . Although I was new to Bird watching still I enjoyed a lot.
We reached Bharatpur around 3 p.m and did on the spot booking of Hotel Saras( RTDC hotel). After taking rest from journey reached Keoladev National Park around 5 p.m which is around 0.5 - 1 km from Park so we have less then 2 hrs to visit the park. (Park entry Timing is 6 a.m to 6. Pm)
We took a ricksaw (70 Rs/hour) can accommodate 2 people and 2 cycles (rs 40 each). Riksaw Puller had the very good information of the Park .
As we entered inside the Park whistling of Birds all around make the beginning so pleasing, we meet Forest Babbler , Parrot . Owl , Peacock etc mainly the Local Birds upto 2-3 km inside the park. As the ricksaw puller told us that there are big pythons and stork, crane colony in the wetland of the park but Since it was getting dark so we moved back and decided to come back early in the next morning.
We started around 6:30 am and took the same means of transport. This time we moved fast directly to the wetland. We were really happy to see the big colonies of Painted Stork next to them living happily the family of ibis . Unfornately we were not able to find python but we see big lizards , spoonbills , neelgai, eagles ,water hen , cranes , kingfishers , nightingales Lotus etc. There is a temple of Lord Shiva inside the park. Machans were there to facilitate Bird Watching. We returned around 10:30 a.m. We also missed boating inside the wetland as it started after 15th of oct..
Later we decided to visit Bhartapur Fort but the premises are all occupied by locals and museum was also closed on Monday so could not make it.
1. Take ricksaw if you are new in bird watching as they have fairly good information about the birds.
2. Visit Morning as well as in evening you will see different types of Birds.
3. Take good optical zoom camera for better photography.
4. Take water bottle as well as some refreshment especially when you are going with kids.

Visited October 2012
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“Discover the Birder in You!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012 via mobile

Keoladeo National Park

Also called as Bharatpur bird sanctuary, the Keoladeo National Park is a premium birding destination in India. Located in Bharatpur, Rajasthan the park can be accessed easily from Delhi. It is near other tourist hotspot like Agra and Fatepur Sikhri.

The park gets its name from a shiva temple inside the park. The park has a lovely interpretation centre for birds found in the subcontinent and is named after Salim Ali the father of Birding in India.

Birding is most enjoyable during twilight hours of Dawn And Dusk when the birds are hyperactive. Also winter is a good season for sighting migratory birds like Sarus Crane etc.

I did multiple trips to the park. You can rent cycle rickshaws as the park is s pollution free zone. You can rent bicycle as well. If you are a first timer to birding go for the cycle rickshaws as the rickshaws pullers have been trained by Bombay natural history society and are excellent in spotting and identifying birds.

You can spot a number of birds including painted storks, grey herons, purple herons, greater egrets, steppe eagle, Eurasian vulture, black ibis, jacanas, parakeets, owlets etc.

This is a beautiful park and an unique experience.

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“amazing bird sanctuary”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

This is simply a brilliant sanctuary and is a must do if you are in this part of India.You can combine it with the Taj Mahal(55 km away),Fatehpur Sikri(33 km away) and the palaces of Deeg.

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“Birds Come to this world heritage sight from all over the World”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary (Keoladeo Ghana National Park) is very near to Bharatpur town, about 180 Kms from Jaipur Airport, Rajasthan, India. It has a big water reservoir formed by water from river Gambhir and river Banganga. In earlier days it was used for duck shooting by the Maharaja of Bharatpur. In 1964, hunting was banned and this park became a perfect habitat for an astounding variety of birds.

In 1982 it was declared as National Park. In 1985 UNESCO listed it as a World Heritage site. Today the Park is recognised as the most important breeding and feed grounds for the birds in the world. Some species are endangered and you are not allowed make noise in the park.

The park in open from morning till evening. Admission fee is Rs 200 for foreigners and Rs 25 for Indians. Vehicles are permitted up to about 2 kilometres inside. Then one can choose to walk, or go by cycle rickshaw. There is a canteen at the Forest Lodge where one can find light food, tea, and clod drinks. Best time to visit is in winters.

Visited October 2011
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

We went here early season but there were still many species of birds to see. I would recommend taking a guide.

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