Our next pit stop was place of stay at Bharatpur (a friend’s native). Bharatpur is on UP Rajasthan border and we took over an hour to reach. The lipsmacking evening snacks at a friend’s place gave way to a chilled out evening.
Bird watching on a cycle rickshaw is not a dream but a dreamy reality in Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. This trip brings you closer to nature and heals you in the best way possible. Watch 300+ birds’ species and learn about them from your driver cum guide.
Next morning we entered the park at exact 6.30 am. It was foggy and we were the first people to enter. The whole set up was magical, with the fog adding to the character. We could see deer and sambar walking on the road from a distance. Then as it started getting brighter the birds came into view. Going further we fund a couple of saras crane coming towards the water body while searching for food. We spent some time observing this couple and their calls. All along also witnessing a beautiful and foggy sunshine as well. The nilgais and sambars where running across the water body and playing with each other. It was a happy morning for everyone.Going ahead we witnessed the hovering of a pied kingfisher before catching a fish. It was one of the cutest thing to see there along with the peek-a-boo by a little spotted owl.We also came across a colony of bats as well. Chasing the kingfishers, robins, flycatchers, doves, pigeons etc, we had no idea how 4 hrs flew by and it was time to get back.