Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Bharat Pur Bird Sanctuary, Rajasthan, India


With winters setting in, it's perfect time to go explore the Bharat Pur Sanctuary also known as Keoladeo National Park. Let your kids and the kid in you come out and connect with nature. Let the kids know there is more to life than just Facebook and Video Games. And moreover, It's a good weekend break destination from Delhi. 

Distance from Gurgaon to Bharat Pur is 180 Kms

Route from Gurgaon to Bharat Pur is as shown in the map- 



You can also take an alternate route thru secnic Gurgaon- Faridabad road to reach Palwal and then head on to  Kosi kalan - Dig and finally to Baharat Pur. 



 

Here is a small collection of Photographs that might inspire you to take the trip....


 



As You Enter The Park Early Morning







KINGfisher!!!!







Into The Wilds!!!









Painted Stork - Dreams Must Be Free To Fly High!!!







Open Billed Stork








Colony OR In Our Terminology- A Joint Family








YES That's The National Bird









Don't Corner Me!!!!









Painted Stork- Here I Goooooo....











 Home Run!!!










Bheege Hont Tere!!!!











Indian Cormorant With Moon Still Shining











 
Indian Pond Heron











Back To Basics!!!!


The best way to see the park is to either take a Rickshaw or hire a bike if you love cycling. I went to the park three times back to back and tried both the options. Some of the rickshaw walas have very good knowledge about the birds, better than the guides too. If you planning to take a rickshaw, I would definitely recommend Mr Pritam Singh. He has vast knowledge of birds and the park. With him around you don't even need a guide. He has even been featured in few international magazines too. All the rickshaws have been given a serial number and his Serial no is 1, no doubt he deserves it!!! You can call him and book him in advance. He will come to your hotel to pick you up. So there's no need to take your vehicle to the park. His contact number is +91 9660167389


 

Here are a few recommended places to stay in Bharat Pur


 

1.  Laxmi Vilas Palace Hotel    +91 5644 231 199


 

2.  Hotel Udai Vilas Palace      +91 96 49 900154


 

3.  Sawaraj Resorts                +91 925 103 3673


 

4.  The Bagh Resort                 info@thebaghbharatpur.com


 


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