Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary
National Park is situated in Bharatpur district of Rajasthan. It is
also known as
Bharatpur bird sanctuary. Keoladeo National Park /wildlife Sanctuary
is famous as bird's paradise, with over 380 resident and migrant
species of birds, including the Common, Demoiselle and the rare
Siberian Cranes. The Keoladeo Ghana National Park is also an
excellent place to spot mammals like Golden Jackal, Jungle Cat,
Striped Hyaena, Sambar, Fishing Cat, Nilgai, Blackbuck and wild
Boar. In 1981, Keoladeo Ghana bird sanctuary was given the status of
National Park. The name Keoladeo has been derived from a nearby
ancient Hindu temple, devoted to Lord Shiva.
Attractions in Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary
main attractions for tourists visiting the Keoladeo Ghana Park are
the migratory birds, which come from as far away as Siberia and
Central Asia to spend their winters in Bharatpur, before returning
back to their breeding grounds. Some of the migratory birds that
visit Keoladeo /Bharatpur bird sanctuary include several species of
Cranes, Hawks, Pelicans, Geese, Shanks, Ducks, Eagles, Warblers,
Stints, Wagtails, Buntings, Wheatears, Flycatchers, Larks, Pipits
etc. Besides the migratory and resident birds, other tourist
attractions in Keoladeo Ghana bird sanctuary include the Bharatpur
government Museum, Lohagarh Fort and Deeg Palace.
How to reach there...
lies 1 hour run from Agra, the nearest domestic
airport. Bharatpur is also well attached to Delhi and Jaipur by rail. By road
also Bharatpur is well connected with good network of roads.
Mahal - Symbol of Love
Mahal is regarded as the most perfect jewel of Muslim art in India.
This huge mausoleum mosque was built by Shah Jahan, the fifth Muslim
Mogul emperor, in memory of his beloved wife, a Persian princess
born as Arjuman Bano Begum but known as Mumtaz Mahal.
Pushkar Fair begins on Kartik Shukla Ekadashi, which falls in the
month of October-November and goes on for five long days till Kartik
Purnima. The fair is synonymous to a cattle fair.
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