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Keoladeo Ghana National Park
Keoladeo Ghana National Park

Keoladeo Ghana National Park

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Bharatpur, India, 302001

The Basics

Keoladeo is a wide, flat expanse with multiple ponds and marshes and lots of thick deciduous plant life. While the park can be explored on foot, many visitors opt to hire a bicycle rickshaw to take them on a ride through the park; the drivers, who are quite adept at spotting birds, often act as de facto guides. Many Golden Triangle tours also stop here, and going with a guide can be particularly useful if you aren't an experienced birdwatcher yourself.

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Keoladeo Bird's National Park Tour in Bharatpur from Jaipur With Entry & Lunch

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Keoladeo Bird's National Park Tour in Bharatpur from Jaipur With Entry & Lunch
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$108.00 per adult
I had a wonderful day visiting the...
I had a wonderful day visiting the Keoladeo National Park. I was picked up promptly at my hotel, and though it was a three hour plus drive to the park, the driver, Bharat, was wonderful company, and the time passed quickly. At the park, we were met by the guide and the rickshaw driver and for the next few hours we rode, and walked, through the park. The guide was very knowledgeable, and not only spotted the birds but identified the best place to stand to get good pictures. We saw dozens of species and I was able to get memorable photos. Though we saw more visitors towards the end, the park wasn't crowded, and for long stretches we had the paths, and the birds, to ourselves. The ride back to Jaipur also passed quickly -- we were lucky with traffic -- and I was back at my hotel by 5 pm. Anyone who loves birds must visit this park, and if you are lucky enough to get Bharat as your driver, you will have the opportunity to learn a lot about Indian life and culture as well.
Kathleen G, Jan 2017

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Keoladeo National Park is great for nature lovers and anyone wanting a break from noisy Indian cities.

  • Bring a pair of binoculars to make bird-watching easier.

  • The park can get hot and muggy, so remember to wear sunscreen, bug spray, and a hat.

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How to Get There

The park is located in the Rajasthani city of Bharatpur, right off the main strip where many of the area’s mid-range hotels are located. Getting to the Taj Mahal city of Agra takes an hour to 90 minutes, while Delhi is around 3.5 hours by train or four hours by road. Jaipur is a 2.5-hour drive away.

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When to Get There

The park is open throughout the year, and the best time to visit depends on what type of birds you want to see. Local species tend to hang around the park in August and September, while migratory bird season starts in October and continues through March. Note that May and June can get very hot—for people and birds alike.

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The Animals of Keoladeo National Park

No matter when you visit the park, you're likely to see birds: lots of them, from hornbills to warblers to eagles and cranes. However, there are also plenty of other non-avian species that call the park home. There are all sorts of turtles here along with frogs, lizards, bats, and porcupines. Like most natural areas in Rajasthan, there are also plenty of monkeys, along with civets, mongooses, deer of various varieties, hyenas, and even leopards.

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