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The Bharatpur bird sanctuary is one of the finest sanctuaries in Rajasthan, India. Read on about Keoladeo national park.

Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary

Bharatpur Bird SanctuaryLocation: Bharatpur, Rajasthan
Highlight: Bird Sanctuary that has a wide variety of Flora and Fauna
How to Reach: The nearest airport to Bharatpur is at Agra, located at a distance of 54 kilometers. Bharatpur has its own railway station and is also easily reachable by roads.

One of the most famous bird sanctuaries in India, Bharatpur bird sanctuary in Rajasthan should be one of the topmost priorities on your travel itinerary. Bharatpur bird sanctuary is the only sanctuary that is man-made. It is regarded as one of the best bird sanctuaries in the world and is also known by the name of Keoladeo national park. The bird sanctuary is easily reachable from anywhere in Rajasthan and also from nearby places like Agra and Delhi. Bharatpur bird sanctuary is just a few hours drive from Delhi and Agra.

Bharatpur bird sanctuary is spread over an area 29 square kilometers and is home to a plethora of birds, both local and migratory. The bird sanctuary also houses some wildlife like the Wild Boar, Nilgai and various species of deer. On 10th March 1982, Bharatpur got the status of a national park. Finally in December 1985, Bharatpur bird sanctuary got the status of a World Heritage Site. Bharatpur bird sanctuary is the only sanctuary that is supposed to have been created by a Maharaja. The construction of a dam to avoid annual flooding of a river created the Bharatpur Lake, which turned into a lush green forest.

The Bharatpur bird sanctuary is home to over 300 species of birds. It is said that Bharatpur has the finest collection of birds and is a major breeding ground for rare migratory birds. The best time to visit Bharatpur bird sanctuary is during the months of August - November and October - February. This is the breeding time for birds that flock in large numbers much to the delight of tourists as well as wildlife enthusiasts. The birds come from as far as Central Asia and the most popular visitor is the famous and rare Siberian Crane. Other species include numerous kinds of cranes, ducks, geese, eagles, egrets, hawks, pelicans, buntings, larks, stints, etc.

The airport that is located nearest to Bharatpur is at Agra. It is at a distance of 54 kilometers from Bharatpur bird sanctuary. One can also reach Bharatpur from Delhi airport, which is located at a distance of 184 kilometers from this place. Bharatpur has its own railway station and is located on the main Delhi - Mumbai railway line and thus can be reached from major cities located nearby. Bharatpur can also be reached easily via roads as it is connected by many highways.

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