Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary

Overview


Tour Name : Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary

Destination : Delhi - Bharatpur - Agra - Delhi

Duration : 07 Days / 06 Nights

Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary or Keoladeo Ghana National Park is one of premier wildlife sanctuaries of India and ranked as World's one of the best waterbird preserve. It is situated on the border between the states of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is a marshy area, sprawling over 29 sq. kms consists of mixed forests, grassland, scrubland and shallow lakes. In the 19th century, Maharaja of Bharatpur developed the area by diverting the water from an irrigation canal.

At the beginning of the 20th century, Keoladeo became a hunting preserve of the Bharatpur royal family and one of the best duck - shooting wetlands in the world. In the year 1956 Bharatpur was given the status of a bird sanctuary. Salim Ali, the bird man of India took the initiative to stop the hunting of birds in 1964, but the former Bharatpur rulers continued to enjoy their shooting rights till 1972. Bharatpur was declared a national park in 1982 and designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985.

Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is a delight for bird watching in India. The sanctuary is famous for some of the most exquisite avifauna. Bird watching mainly depends upon appropriate season, timing and patience. For bird watching one must carry a binoculars to have a close of the avian species.

Detailed Itinerary


Day 01: Delhi

Arrival on New Delhi International airport. Transfer to Hotel Vikram.Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Delhi-Bharatpur

Drive to Bharatpur (4+ hours). Overnight stay in Hotel.

Day 03: Bharatpur

Full day Birdwatching at Bharatpur . Overnight stay in Hotel.

Day 04: Bharatpur and area

Arrange as early a breakfast as possible and visit Bund Baretha for half a day to look for waterbirds, including Indian Skimmer. Overnight stay in Hotel.

Day 05: Bharatpur and area

Spend the morning in the bird sanctuary and in the afternoon take an excursion to the water palace at Deeg. Overnight stay in Hotel.

Day 06: Bharatpur - Agra

Set off after breakfast to Agra, stopping at Fatehpur Sikri World Heritage Site enroute. Visiting Red Fort and Taj Mahal mid afternoon and staying until around sunset. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 07: Agra - Delhi

Morning Drive to Delhi. Half Day sightseeing in Delhi. In night you will be taken to airport to your next destination.

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