keoladeo national park rajasthan

Besides being a peaceful bird sanctuary, Keoladeo national park has a unique history to it. Its peculiar name is derived from the temple of Keoladeo (Shiva) and ‘ghana’ which locally means dense. Keoladeo National Park in India, is the only wintering ground for the hugely endangered Siberian Crane (Grus leucogeranus). This park is also a breeding ground for herons, stalks and cormorants. Mammal species such as the blue bull, spotted deer, sambar, wild boar, jackals, hyenas and also the rarely spotted Asian are also nurtured in its vicinity. This bird sanctuary protects nearly 364 species of birds, which is unique in its own way. Keolado national park was once a duck-hunting reserve of the Maharajas during the colonial era, which was then turned into a national park by Forest department of India. Interestingly, the park is one of the vital wintering areas for huge numbers of aquatic birds that migrate from Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, China and Siberia during winters. The national park envelops unique mosaic habitat ranges from temporary swamps and potholes that hold water for a few weeks only. Large quantity of breeding colonies of fish-eating birds flock here during monsoon and autumn months. Not just birds but this bird sanctuary is an excellent place to watch mammals like Golden Jackal, Striped Hyaena, Fishing Cat, Jungle Cat, Nilgai, Sambar, Blackbuck and wild Boar. During the cool winter months, it is also possible to see large Indian Pythons sunning themselves around. Through our Keoladeo National park tour packages we aim to give our customers a serene experience that they have not experienced in a long while.

Keoladeo national park tour

Keoladeo National Park is considered amongst Asia’s most splendid bird national parks. With over 380 resident and migrant species, including the Common, Demoiselle and the rare Siberian Cranes, visiting this place is more or less booking yourself for a visual retreat. The national park has well-defined treks that can be covered either on foot, cycle or rickshaws available within the national park. In fact, the park management has trained the rickshaw pullers in bird watching and they make for distinctly informed guides. Keoladeo National park, famed as a bird-watcher’s heaven, is strategically located to receive thousands of waterfowl that arrive here before travelling onto their breeding lands. Also, the area comprises of an artificially created flat patchwork of marshes in the plain which is taken care by a system of canals, sluices and dykes. Close by attractive places of interest are the Government Museum, Bharatpur which gives an essence of past splendour. Not far from the museum is the Bharatpur Palace which is an amazing blend of Mughal and Rajput architecture. Book our exclusive Bharatpur Keolado bird sanctuary packages now to embark on a peaceful journey.

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Best of North India
Travel Themes Cultural , Small Group , World Heritage tours , Family Vacations , Call of the Jungle

Tour Duration : 12 Nights / 13 Days

The tour gives an insight of the vast culture and heritage North India has to offer, covering 9 UNESCO World Heritage sites. Ex...

Exotic Nepal & India
Travel Themes Cultural , Small Group , World Heritage tours , Family Vacations , Call of the Jungle

Tour Duration : 12 Nights / 13 Days

Alluring beauty of Kathmandu Valley makes to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site with around 50 temples in its fences. India...

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