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.