Birding

Keoladeo Ghana National Park representing 64 families, 181 genera and 227 subspecies. Besides, you can spot a wide variety of wild animals including three types of wildcat- the Jungle cat, Leopard cat and Fishing cat-, Sambar, Chital, Blackbuck, Nilgai and wild boar among many others. The Sanctuary is also home to a variety of reptiles including the Rock Pythons, Frogs, Toads, Water Snakes, Snails, Leeches, Turtles, Tortoises and more. The Rock Pythons can be spotted at the python point beyond the Keoladeo Temple. In addition, the fresh water marshes, lagoons and bogs in the Bharatpur National Park supports a variety of fish population.

You can also enjoy an exciting boat safari in Bharatpur National Park to explore the natural beauty of the park and spot a variety of colorful and exotic birds. An early morning or a late evening boat ride in the artificial lake of the sanctuary can be an enchanting and rewarding experience for bird watchers. You can also hire a rickshaw to spot birds in the park. Rickshaw drivers have been well trained by the park management and can be quite helpful in your bird spotting adventure.

In addition to birds and wild animals at Bharatpur, there are many other tourist attractions in and around Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. You can visit the Bharatpur Government Museum, it preserves various articles of the royal past, providing an opportunity to peep into the past royal splendor of Bharatpur. The Bharatpur Palace and the Lohagarh Fort are another attractions for the tourists visiting Bharatpur National Park.

Also known as an ' Ornithologist's Paradise', Bharatpur National Park is home to over 400 species of birds. The most prominent birds are the migratory Pelicans, Cranes, Ibis, Spoonbills, Egrets, Darters, Cormorants, Grey Herons, Stork, Ducks, Eagles, Hawks, Pipits, Warblers, Wheatears, Wagtails, Flycatchers, Buntings, Larks, Shanks, and Stints to name a few.

A part of Rajasthan, Bharatpur has its share of forts and palaces steeped in tales from the past. There is the 18th century Lohagarh Fort, the Bharatpur Fort and the Dholpur Fort. Jawahar Burj and Fateh Burj palaces, and the Bharatpur Lake are also worth visiting. However, the most beautiful monument close to Bharatpur is the Deeg Water Palace built by Raja Suraj Mal in the 18th century. It has one of the most fascinating water conservation and natural cooling systems, as well as well-laid out gardens.