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Bharatpur

If you are looking for a rejuvenating getaway from the capital city of Delhi, Bharatpur is a great option. Very well known for Keoladeo National Park, this small town has become home to a number of homestays and guesthouses. Perfect for a couple of days to experience a mix of adventure, history and hospitality, Bharatpur is a welcome change from other crowded weekend spots. Though the best time to visit this town is during winter, early summer is a great option as well. Make sure you book your guesthouse in advance lest you miss out on a great staying option. The Keoladeo National Park is huge and will take you an entire day to explore it. Cars are not allowed inside the park, but you can either hire a bicycle or a rickshaw to take a look around the park. Cycling gives you the opportunity to discover small corners and nooks that rickshaws can't take you to. The park is perfect for birdwatchers and also wonderful to explore for photographers and nature lovers. There is not much to eat inside the park besides a few snacks, coffee and tea. Do have a meal before you head inside the park. Besides the park, you can spend the afternoon at Bharatpur National Museum or Deeg Palace. If you are short on time, you can choose to spend a little time here and most of your time at the park. Hotel Sonar Haveli is a great place to stay if you are in the mood for a luxurious holiday, or Jungle Lodge if you are looking for some quiet time.
Divisha - The Diadeb
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.
Tejpal Choudhary
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.
Shilpi
Sonal Agarwal
From Delhi to Bharatpur
nipali.mishra
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.