Bharatpur Birder’s Paradise
Date(s) - 13/01 - 15/01
Keoladeo National Park or Keoladeo Ghana National Park formerly known as the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary in Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India is a famous avifauna sanctuary that hosts thousands of birds, especially during the winter season. Over 230 species of birds are known to be resident. It is also a major tourist center with scores of ornithologists arriving here in the hibernal season. It was declared a protected sanctuary in 1971. It is also a World Heritage Site.
Keoladeo Ghana National Park is a man-made and man-managed wetland and one of the national parks of India. The reserve protects Bharatpur from frequent floods, provides grazing grounds for village cattle, and earlier was primarily used as a waterfowl hunting ground. The 29 sq. km (11 sq. mi) reserve is locally known as Ghana, and is a mosaic of dry grasslands, woodlands, woodland swamps and wetlands. These diverse habitats are home to 366 bird species, 379 floral species, and 50 species of fish, 13 species of snakes, 5 species of lizards, 7 amphibian species, 7 turtle species, and a variety of other invertebrates. Every year thousands of migratory waterfowl visit the park for wintering and breeding. The sanctuary is one of the richest bird areas in the world and is known for nesting of resident birds and visiting migratory birds including water birds. The rare Siberian cranes used to winter in this park but this central population is now extinct. According to founder of the World Wildlife Fund Peter Scott, Keoladeo National Park is one of the world’s best bird areas.
Tour Itinerary: Day 1 – Arrival at Bharatpur @ 13:00 Hrs. Check-in Hotel in Bharatpur. After lunch, proceed to Keoladeo Park in Cycle Rickshaw – Explore the Park till sunset. Return for dinner and Overnight Stay at Hotel in Bharatpur.
Day 2 – Early morning breakfast, process to Keoladeo park in cycle rickshaw. Explore the park for scrubland birds. Will carry packed lunch. After lunch will explore near sopan mori and Keoladeo temple. Return for dinner and Overnight Stay at Hotel in Bharatpur.
Day 3 – Early morning breakfast, process to Keoladeo park in cycle rickshaw. Explore the park for scrubland birds. Return to hotel. After lunch check out and proceed to Jaipur or Delhi for return journey.
Organizers Details: Wild India Eco Tours , Mumbai