BHARATPUR BIRD SANCTUARY

     

    Bharatpur bird sanctuary is one of the best birds park in the world. Bharatpur bird sanctuary is also known as keladeo Ghana national park. Keolodeo Ghana National Park is an important international bio-sphere known for its large and varied avifauna, both local and migratory. By building small dykes and dams and diverting water from an irrigation canal, he converted this low lying area into a fine wild fowl shooting preserve. In a few years, the new wetland surrounded by marginal forests was able to support thousands of water-birds. Commonly referred to as Bharatpur, the Park is a delight for bird watchers.


    HISTORY
    The sanctuary was created 250 years ago and is named after a Keoladeo (Shiva) temple within its boundaries. Initially, it was a natural depression; and was flooded after the Ajan Bund was constructed by Maharaja Suraj Mal, the then ruler of the princely state of Bharatpur, between 1726 to 1763. The bund was created at the confluence of two rivers, the Gambhir and Banganga. The park was a hunting ground for the maharajas of Bharatpur, a tradition dating back to 1850, and duck shoots were organised yearly in honor of the British viceroys. In one shoot alone in 1938, over 4,273 birds such as mallards and teals were killed by Lord Linlithgow, the then Governor-General of India. After India's independence, the rulers of the princely states were allowed shooting rights until 1972. In 1982, grazing was banned in the park, leading to violent clashes between the local farmer and Gujjar communities and the government. Keoladeo National Park is one of the world’s best bird areas.

     

    WILDLIFE AT BHARATPUR BIRD SANCTUARY

    The major attractions of tourists visiting the park are the numerous migratory birds, which come from as far away as Siberia and Central Asia and spend their winters in Bharatpur, before returning to their breeding grounds. Migratory birds at Bharatpur bird sanctuary include, several species of Cranes, Pelicans, Geese, Ducks, Eagles, Hawks, Shanks, Stints, Wagtails, Warblers, Wheatears, Flycatchers, Buntings, Larks and Pipits, etc.

     


    BEST SEASON TO VISIT
    October to February is the best time, for the migratory birds are there as well as the residents. But the park is a treat all year round.
    Summer temperatures reach a maximum of 470C and a minimum of 350C. In winter the temperatures reach a maximum of 350C and a minimum of 50C The monsoon precipitation is about 69 cm.
    In August local birds start their nest building and rear their young for the next few months. October/November is when the migrants arrive. Most stay till March including the Siberian Crane. Ground nesters like the lapwings and curlews nest in summer and this is also when cranes show their amazing courtship dance. The weaverbirds build their pendulous nests just before the rains and hundreds of them are found in the park, a bank of ceaseless activity.


    HOW TO REACH
    By Air: Agra, 54 km. away is connected to all major cities.


    By Rail: Bharatpur lies on the Mumbai-Delhi sector of Western Railway. The Fatehpur Janta Express leaves New Delhi at 2 p.m. and arrives at Bharatpur station at 6.15 p.m. It departs from Bharatpur at 8 a.m. reaching Delhi by 12.30 p.m.


    By Road: Agra is 54 km. away. There are regular buses to Fatehpur Sikri, Jaipur and Deeg. Other options include Alwar 117 km., Deeg 32 km., Delhi 182 km., Fatehpur Sikri 22 km., Jaipur 174 km., Mathura 36 km. and Sariska 130 km.

     

     

    TOUR PACKAGES

     

    BHARATPUR TOUR PACKAGE WITH SARISKA RANTHAMBORE AND JAIPUR

    DURATION :06 NIGHTS AND 07 DAYS

     

    Day 01 Delhi Arrival
    Reach Delhi. GARHWAL HIMALAYAN EXPEDITION tour manager will give a warm welcome at the airport. Transfer to your hotel. After having some rest proceed for sightseeing of Old & New Delhi. Overnight stay at hotel.

    Day 02 Delhi - Sariska (240 Kms. 4.5 hrs)
    After breakfast drive to Sarsika upon arrival in Sariska check in to hotel. Evening enjoy the Jeep safari in Sariska National Park. This park is known for its tigers. Other predators of the forest include the panther, jungle cat, jackal, hyena, and fox. Also found are sambhar, chital, wild boar, hare, nilgai, civet, four-horned antelope, gaur (Indian bison) and porcupine. Overnight at hotel.

    Day 03 Sariska - Ranthambore (110KMS/2.5HRS)
    After breakfast drive to Ranthambore. On arrival in Ranthambore - check in at the hotel. Ranthambore Wildlife Sanctuary - Rajasthan's most renowned wildlife sanctuary, it is 400 sq kms of dry deciduous forest, perfect natural habitat for tigers, and is set in the Aravalli and Vindhya hills, dotted with pavillions and dominated by a hilltop fort. Ranthambore was one of the hunting preserves of the former rulers of Jaipur and because of this the Maharajas ensured the environment was preserved and the forest and their inhabitants well protected. It has a good population of tiger and their prey species, and has been declared a "Project Tiger" reserve. Wildlife includes blue bull, black buck, spotted deer or cheetal, wild boar, a large variety of bird species and, if very lucky, the rarely seen leopard. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight: Hotel

    Day 04 Ranthambore - Jaipur (200KMS/04HRS)
    Morning after breakfast drive to Jaipur- the pink city of Rajasthan, upon arrival in Jaipur check into hotel. Afternoon excursion to Jaipur city visiting Hawa mahal, City Palace & observatory. Later return to hotel for overnight stay.

     

    Day 05: Jaipur - Bharatpur
    Morning drive to Amber Fort, enjoy elephant ride & visit Amber Fort. Later drive to Bharatpur. Afternoon half day birding inside Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary - UNESCO site. Overnight stay at hotel.

    Day 06: Bharatpur - Fatehpur - Agra (40 kms) 
    Morning drive to Agra - . Enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri & later transfer to Hotel in Agra. After visit Agra Fort & Taj Mahal, later birdwatching behind Taj Mahal. Overnight stay at Hotel.

    Day 07: Agra - Delhi
    Morning after breakfast checkout from the hotel and drive back to Delhi. Upon arrival drop you at Delhi airport to catch the flight for onward destination

     

    Cost of the tour is Rs. 10,550/- per person (Based on 04pax)

     

    Cost Included:

    • Transportation by Car throughout the tour
      • All pick up and dropping facilities
        • Sightseeing as per the itinerary 
        • 06 nights’ accommodation on triple sharing basis
        • Breakfast at the hotel
        • Services of local  guide
        • Drivers T.A. – D.A. 
        • ALL fuel, and state taxes, parking fee
        • All taxes
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    Cost Excluded:

    • Any airfare / train fare
      • Lunch & Dinner 
      • or any personal expenses like Laundry, STD calls, etc
      • Entrance fee & Camera fee to the monuments
      • Any kind of PARK SAFARI
      • Any insurance
      • Any claim due to natural Calamities such as land slide, road blockage etc
      • Or any other things which are not mentioned in cost included column

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BHARTPUR TOUR WITH AGRA

 

DURATION:04NIGHTS AND 05 DAYS

 

Day 01: Delhi – Sariska

Pick up from Delhi & drive to Sariska. Afternoon enjoy the Jeep safari in Sariska National Park. This park is known for its tigers. There are about 35 tigers at Sariska. Other predators of the forest include the panther, jungle cat, jackal, hyena, and fox. Also found are sambhar, chital, wild boar, hare, nilgai, civet, four-horned antelope, gaur (Indian bison) and porcupine. Overnight at hotel.

 

 

 

 

Day 02: Sariska- bharatpur bird sanctuary 

Enjoy a early birding tour in the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Known as the Keoladeo Ghana National Park, Bharatpur was accepted as a World Heritage Site in 1985. This man made sanctuary is home to over 380 species of birds, making it one of the most inviting destinations in the world for ornithologists, amateurs and nature lovelater overnight  at bhartpur.

 

 

 

Day 03: bharatpur bird sanctuary- Agra 

Drive to Agra . Upon arrival visit Sikandra , Red Fort and Taj Mahal . overnight  at Agra.

 

Day 04: Agra- Corbett national park

After breakfast drive to Corbett national  park, overnight at Corbett.  

 

Day 5 : Corbett National Park - Delhi

After early breakfast. After Visit Corbett National Park. Located in the foothills of the Himalayas is the majestic Corbett National Park. Home to a variety of flora and fauna, it is famous for its wild population of Tigers, Leopards and Elephants Drive back to Delhi. On arrive in Delhi, transfer to Railway Station / Airport.

 

 

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