Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary

Bharatpur National Park is also called as Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary or Ghana. It is one of the best bird parks in the world. This sanctuary is a habitat for thousands of birds especially during the winter season. There are more than 230 species of birds known to have made the National Park their home. It is also a major tourist center with many ornithologists arriving here. It was declared a protected sanctuary in 1971 and later as a World Heritage Site.

Five km to the south-west of Bharatpur is this ornithological paradise, spread over an area of 31 sq km with a large natural lake. The many-hued birds arrive here every year from as far off places as Siberia. Among the rate birds found here are greyleg geese, Siberian crane, the barheaded goose from China and coveys of other colourful immigrants from Afghanistan, Central Asia and Tibet. The native birds include pelican, ibis, egret, painted stork and darter. The adjacent forest has blue bull, spotted deer, and wild boar.

Welcome to a paradise that invites to more than 350,000 birds belonging to more than 331 species each year! Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary in Rajasthan is a superb place that serves as a breeding ground for colorful water birds. Named after a dense forest (dense medium Ghana in Hindi), Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary or Ghana Sanctuary is a favorite destination of all wildlife / nature lovers who visit Rajasthan. Said a national park in 1981, this ornithological reserve covers dense greens extend up to 29 square kilometers. Animal and plant life in Bharatpur is fed by the lakes formed by the shallow waters of the Gambhir and Banganga rivers. Diversity at Bharatpur Of all the resident and migratory birds at Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Siberian cranes and painted storks are the best attraction. According to official data, about 2000 pairs of storks nest paint on 2.5 km² of the lake. Usually birds stay here during the monsoon and winter. This is the time when fish is abundant in lakes. Catla, rohu, mrigal, calbasu, bata, sarana, murrel, magur & singhi etc. are some of the main categories of fish at the Bharatpur.Birds lakes in Bharatpur usually reside at one place but migrate for a short period of time to other areas where food is abundant. July to October is the best season to plan a trip to Bharatpur. Kingfisher, ducks, geese, spoonbills, white ibis, violet moorhen cormorants, young spotted owls,

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