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“Bird lover's paradise” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Keoladeo National Park

Keoladeo National Park
Rajasthan 302001, Bharatpur, India
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Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in Bharatpur
Type: National Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife, Biking
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Owner description: Bharatpur bird sanctuary is home to over 350 species of birds.
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“Bird lover's paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

If you love to watch birds, this is the place.

This park has thousands of resident birds and if you are in winter, the place will be teeming with thousands of more migratory birds, from all over the world.

The best part is that the nesting places are all approachable and you can watch them from very close range. Local people are very helpful.

Suggest you either walk or hire a rickshaw (paddled three wheelers). The rickshaw drivers are very knowledgable about the nesting places and about the birds and they act as very good guide. Actually these people are trained to act as guide too. You can hire rickshaw either at gate or drive down (also can walk down) about 1.5 km inside to another parking outside the ITDC hotel and hire from there.

Best time is to visit in the winter and in the early morning; you will enjoy the morning mist.
Only watch out for the wild boars, avoid crossing their paths.

Suggest to carry your water. Minor food items and tea are also available in tea stall inside park.

Please do not litter.

Visited December 2013
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New Delhi, India
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“Bharatpur bird sanctuary”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

though it was not the right weather for bird watching but still we managed to see some. Rickshwas charged us INR 100 per hour plus cycles were in bad condition still we took one for INR 40. The sanctuary is very big so its better to carry you water bottles and chips to munch.

Visited June 2014
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Vadodara, Gujarat, India
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“A Bird Watcher's Paradise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Bharatpur... for a bird watcher like me is a dream place to go to. I have been there a number of times at different times of the year. The best time to go there, in my opinion is Christmas week and later right to middle of February.

There are a number of good hotels... my choice is the Birder's Nest which is close to the Sanctuary.

The best part of the visit is that no gas or diesel vehicles are allowed in the Keoladev Bird Sanctuary. You either go around the Sanctuary in a Pedal Rickshaw .. which is driven by persons who have by experience become experts in the local bird life. But it will be a good idea to take the services of Guides who are accredited by the Forest Department. You can also hire bicycles to go around and if you fit enough.. you could walk. Wear good walking shoes.. the distances are long.

Carry your standard bird watching gear... good binoculars and camera with good lenses.

You can see a wide variety of birds .......... Painted Storks, Open Bill Storks, Spoonbills, Cormorants, Darters, Ibises, Moorhen, Pheasant - tailed Jacana, Purple Coot, White-breasted Waterhen, Paddy Bird, Night Heron, Comb Duck and Dabchick, and a large variety of migratory birds such as Ducks, Geese, Raptors, Waders, Warblers and Cranes. I was lucky to see the last pair of the rare Siberian Cranes which visited India in 2006.

If your are a birder, you will have a great time there.

Visited November 2013
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Muzaffarnagar, India
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“Best for bird lovers”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The only thing which I dont like abt this park is your vechicle is not allowed.

You have to hire a bicycle or rickshaw.

Rickshaw charges are too heavy.

Rs. 100 for an hour and they drive that slow they waste 3 hrs just to reach the end point and come back. Without stopping any where. It cpuld be done in 2 hrs also.

Best time to visit is January February.

Or visit at the time of sunrise.

Carry your own food and water.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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“Well worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We rose early to catch the sun rise in the bird park it was a beautiful site, the park is refreshing with paths and a number of lakes over 300 different birds have been sighted here. We hired a rickshaw which carried us round the parkland provided a bit of a commentary, make sure you barter down for a good deal as there are lots of rickshaw stops around if people aren't willing to budge! we saw a number of birds and overall spent a spectacular morning with this indian wildlife I thoroughly recoomend stopping by. Binoculars may be helpful!

Visited October 2013
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