After my visit to Sultanpur bird sanctuary, I got a peek into the beautiful world of birds. This led us to plan a trip to Bharatpur bird sanctuary to further observe these wonderful creatures.
Keoladeo bird scantuary is a drive of around 4 hrs from Gurgaon. Its an easy drive via the Srinagar-Chennai Highway. We started from home around 8am, had breakfast at Haldirams on NH8 and then took off via the KMP expressway. Its a newly constructed road and a delight to drive. We were so engrossed in the drive that we missed the speed limit boards and got our first speeding ticket(Speed limit here is 100kph, even though its temping please don't overspeed, for your and everyone elses' safety). From the expressway then we caught the Srinagar Chennai highway and drove till Mathura ,then took a detour for Bharatpur. This was the trickiest part of the drive as the road is mostly single lane and with no divider, got almost bumped with a mad cow on that road.
We reached our hotel in Bharatpur around 12.45 pm.Our stay was in the Forest Lodge inside the national park premises. Its a RTDC property, but not very well maintained.Our only reason to choose it was that it was situated inside the park. After ariving at the hotel, we had lunch and took rest for few mins. We had booked a rickshaw to ply with Gabruji before hand, had got is number from a blog and had heard good reviews about him. He had a fair idea about the birds as well.