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Bharatpur Wildlife Sanctuary Bharatpur bird sanctuary is one of the perfect places to visit if you want to explore beyond the boundaries of Agra. However, the place is just 55 km away from the wonder city and is positioned in Rajasthan. The place is also famous with the name of Keoladeo Ghana National Park which proves that the place is a wondrous delight for bird lovers and wildlife enthusiasts. This bird sanctuary can beautify your tour if included in your itinerary with Agra.

Bharatpur bird sanctuary comes under the list of eminent wildlife destinations that India comprises. The place is just perfect to quench the thirst of wildlife enthusiasts as it not only a habitat for vibrant birds but also houses some exotic wild species of India. Hyena, Sambhar, Chinkara, Blackbuck, Wild boar, Wildcat and the Nilgai are some of the species which you can spot while roaming around the park. But no doubt it has the most mesmerizing bird species of India.

Bharatpur bird sanctuary acts as the natural habitat for over 300 different avifauna species with some other fauna and beautiful flora species as well. You can spot some of the rarest of birds here like Painted Stork, Pipit, Warbler, Wagtail, White Ibis and the Marsh Harrier but the chirpy water birds remains the favorite among travelers. Besides the water birds the place is best for spotting mesmerizing migratory birds which visits the place from distant parts of the world like Siberia, Europe, China, Afghanistan, Central Asia and Tibet in the respective season.

If visiting the place and has left with some spare time then do a short visit to Bharatpur Government Museum, Lohagarh Fort and Bharatpur palace which stands as eminent attractions around the park.


Distance from Delhi : 200 km
Driving Time: 3 hours
Nearest Railway Station: Agra City
Nearest Airport: Agra City

Keoladeo Ghana National Park, one of the finest water-bird sanctuaries in the world. The 28.73 sq. km. lake and wetland was artificially created by the Maharaja of Bharatpur in the 19th century. ust 176 km. from Delhi is the Keoladeo Ghana National Park, one of the finest water-bird sanctuaries in the world. The 28.73 sq. km. lake and wetland was artificially created by the Maharaja of Bharatpur in the 19th century. "

By building small dykes and dams and diverting water from an irrigation canal, he converted this low lying area into a fine wild fowl shooting preserve. In a few years, the new wetland surrounded by marginal forests was able to support thousands of water-birds. Commonly referred to as Bharatpur, the Park is a delight for bird watchers.

Over 300 species of birds are found here and raised paths, camouflaged by babul trees and undergrouth make viewing easy. A quiet ride by boat in the early hours of the morning is also an unforgettable experience. Every year Bharatpur waits with bated breath for the arrival of the Siberian cranes.

There are only two wintering places for this rare species one in Iran and the other Bharatpur and these beautiful birds with their distinctive red beaks and facial patches, fly over 6400 km from their summer retreats in Siberia, to get to them.

 
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