176 km from Delhi, 55 km from Agra, 175 km from Jaipur.
Nearest airport :
Best time to visit :
October to February.
ITDC Bharatpur Forest Lodge ( in the sanctuary ), Laxmi Vilas Palace, RTDC Saras Tourist Bungalow and a number of hotels/guest houses a short distance away.
Ranthambhore Tiger Project - Packages
1.all meals in the sanctuary
2. jungle safaris
3. private car
Keoladeo National Park is situated in Bharatpur district of Rajasthan. It is also known as Bharatpur bird sanctuary. Keoladeo National Park /wildlife Sanctuary is famous as bird's paradise, with over 380 resident and migrant species of birds, including the Common, Demoiselle and the rare Siberian Cranes.
The main attractions for tourists visiting the Keoladeo Ghana Park are the migratory birds, which come from as far away as Siberia and Central Asia to spend their winters in Bharatpur, before returning back to their breeding grounds. Some of the migratory birds that visit Keoladeo /Bharatpur bird sanctuary include several species of Cranes, Hawks, Pelicans, Geese, Shanks, Ducks, Eagles, Warblers, Stints, Wagtails, Buntings, Wheatears, Flycatchers, Larks, Pipits etc. Besides the migratory and resident birds, other tourist attractions in Keoladeo Ghana bird sanctuary include the Bharatpur government Museum, Lohagarh Fort and Deeg Palace.
The park supports a population of 375 species of birds, numerous mammals and reptiles. With the onset of winter, migratory birds from all over world come here. They arrive by August and leave in February. Visitors include Coot Snipes, Spanish Sparrow, Red Crested Porhard, Rosy Pelican and Flamingo. The special attraction, however, remains the arrival of the rare Siberian Crane. The park is also rich in Pythons, Spotted Deer, Sambhars, Blue Bull, Black Buck, Jackals, Otters, Fishing Cats, Monitor Lizards.
Owing to its proximity to Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, Bharatpur becomes an ideal stopover destination if you want to escape to tranquility. For the avid bird-watcher this is a virtual paradise. You can watch nesting water-birds as well as migratory birds. The sanctuary is also inhabited by Sambhar, Nilgai, Cheetal and Boar. Keoladeo derives its name from the Shiva temple in the Park. The Park was a hunting ground for the Maharajas of Bharatpur who later organized shoots for the British rulers. There are stone plaques that record the number of birds killed in a single day, sometimes more than 4000 birds were shot in one day! It was declared a protected sanctuary in 1971 and a World Heritage Site.