Keoladeo National Park 1/undefined by Tripoto
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
wildlife tours, bird watching, photography
Indians- INR 40, Foreigners- INR 400, Rickshaw rides- INR 100
December - February
Families, Couples, Friends
1 out of 10 attractions in Bharatpur

Keoladeo National Park

Formerly known as Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, this is an UNESCO World Heritage Site which was once a hunting ground of the Maharajas. This place is a beautiful wetland and a land rich in the diversity of flora and fauna. Though the water supply is a standing problem but this has been compensated by many other advantages. This is also the only National Park which is surrounded by a wall which protects it from the fear of encroachment and any outside attacks. Spread over a large area, this place was legalised by the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 and other necessary laws. This was earlier on an ordinary wildlife sanctuary but was later given the rating of a national park. Migratory birds from far- off countries and the gorgeous wild animals are worth seeing here. The animals are allowed to roam around freely within a given boundary and thus they also feel at home. Wildlife safaris are the best thing you can do over here apart from some peaceful hours of bird watching especially during the early hours of the day.
Milind Prajapati
A Rajasthan travel guide isn’t complete without a visit to Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary and so isn’t our list of the 5 must-visit bird sanctuaries of India! In the district of Bharatpur, one of the popular tourist places to visit in Rajasthan, lies this 29 km long sanctuary, hence, the name Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. The locals call it by the name of Ghana. But you may know it by another name. Keoladeo National Park, as it has been renamed recently. Whatever the name be, the opportunity of bird watching at this Rajasthan bird sanctuary is mind-blowing!Cranes, pipits, pelicans, larks, ducks, geese, buntings, hawks, eagles, wheatears, shanks, wagtails, flycatchers, warblers, stints, we can go on and on about the birds you will get to see here. Other than birds, a variety of lizards, snakes and turtles are here as well. You just get ready with your camera to capture these beautiful creatures in your memory as well as in your camera. But before that, while you plan your trip, here are a few things that you will need to remember. Firstly, the best time to visit this bird sanctuary in Rajasthan is from August to November for watching the native birds and from October to February for catching sight of the migratory birds. Secondly, this sanctuary is easily accessible from Jaipur airport. And finally, the visiting hours are from 8 am to 5 pm.
कुछ इत्तफाक अच्छे होते हैं. #bharatpur Bird Sanctuary This place was not on our itinerary. Y’day we had a plan to visit Fatehpur Sikri in the morning and in to the evening we (read it as I) wanted to do shopping in Agra.  However our home stay owner insisted us to visit Bharatpur which is merely 25kms from Fatehpur. After reading TripAdvisor reviews, we thought we'll spend an hour or  so and will be back to Agra so that I can do shopping. Instead of an hour we ended up spending 4 hrs here  and kids wanted to spend more time but unfortunately it gets closed at 6 pm. You can see variety of bird species (approximately 300+) , migrate birds,  wild animals like Hyena, Jackal etc . and more than that  can enjoy lovely nature Walk. I’d recommend to hire a guide, it’s totally worth. They charge of hourly basis and they carry telescope 🔭  which is really helpful. You can either walk or hire a bicycle which Sumeet did or take a cycle rickshaw. Total trail is approximately 6 km one way. Like Surajji insisted us not to miss this place, I’m also insisting you if you are in or around Agra do visit this place.
केवलादेव घना राष्ट्रीय उद्यान, भरतपुर शामिल है।
Divya Vaswani
I dedicated this day to the bird sanctuary. Why? Because it will be a crime to omit the sanctuary, which is unfortunately the only tourist attraction this city is known for! Also, i am a bird enthusiast so i take every chance i get to watch these beautiful descendents of dinosaurs.As i said earlier, while the sanctuary is well known in the birdwatchers community, conventional tourists don't have much of an idea about this gem of a place. In fact, you don't have to be a birdwatcher in order to enjoy the serenity of this place.The sanctuary has one very obvious entry point located at the 'Saras Chauraha' in Bharatpur, evidently named after Saras bird. Once you enter, you need to pay a nominal entry fee. There are additional facilities such as bicycle on rent, guided jeeps, rickshaw on rent, and binoculars on rent available. The sanctuary isn't too big so one can cover it on foot as well.I chose to rent the bicycle as i find riding it fun! The entire sanctuary is fairly easy to scale as it is just one straight road surrounded by shallow grassy waters on both sides. You can easily see birds flocking on random bushes and nesting between the grasses. If you are a birdwatcher, you would be delighted to see a hundred different varieties of ducks, storks, and egrets eating and splish-splashing in the water. I suggest renting binoculars to see the details and differentiate between species.The sanctuary has numerous knowledgeable rickshaw pullers and guides around, but i didn't hire any. I decided to lurk around one of the rickshaw pullers who was guiding another bunch of tourists, to gather some details about the birds.Approximately halfway through the sanctuary, boating facility is also available. The boat takes you deeper in the wetlands on either side, making its way through the grasses, to spot birds such as painted storks and Egrets fishing in the water. There are not too many boats and the place isn't commercialised, which makes the whole boating experience a treat for the eyes. If you are a photographer, this place is ideal for getting a beautiful profile picture without worrying about the crowds.Apart from a very obvious straight road that is taken by most people, there are a couple of paths less taken by tourists. If you decide to go down one of those, you will find yourself surrounded by a jungle of cactuses on both sides, and occasionally deers, peacocks, and snakes as well. I was fortunate enough to spot an Indian spotted python chilling in the sun.At every kilometer inside the sanctuary, you will find small canteens that offer hot Maggi and tea for nominal amounts. By the time you reach the end of the road, you will find a watch tower that overlooks endless fields and shallow marshlands. It is an excellent spot to end your day watching the sunset.I was not very happy to return back, post sunset, after spending a fabulous day among nature. The sanctuary closes at sunset and the guards make sure there is nobody remaining behind. Fortunately, there is nothing sad enough that a bowl of tomato soup can't fix in winters. I had one in the hotel as the city doesn't have too many fancy restaurants. Later, i decided to call it a day.
This Bharatpur is a city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. The city is situated 180 km south of India's capital, New Delhi.It is now renamed to Keoladeo National ParkAnd a decent place for a weekend gateway.Why Bharatpur? Because its close to new Delhi-NCR if you live here, and it gives you a good “nature” experienceYou can also ride a bicycle in this national park, they give it on rental basis.Don’t forget to carry your identity card its must.