Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary
Bharatpur is also called the Eastern Gateway to Rajasthan and was in the past, named as Lohagarh. The distinctive beauty of Bharatpur is the Keoladeo Ghana National Park or the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. This avifauna park is famous for thousands of migratory birds, which visit the park from several parts of the world. The park is home to more than 230 species of birds. The Keoladeo Ghana National Park is a man-made wetland park, which was once used as a waterfowl hunting arena.
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Palace on Wheels Train
- Signature Itinerary : On Day Seven, Train will arrival in Bharatpur at 06:00 am.
Highlights of Bharatpur in Luxury Train Tour
Early morning rickshaw safari in Keoladeo Ghana National park.
Birdwatching with guide to spot many important birds to cotton teal, great cormorant, ruff, white spoonbill, green sandpiper, sarus crane, Indian shag, darter and others.
If lucky, you might spot wild boar, small Indian mongoose, jungle cat, Asian palm civet, smoot-coated otter, nilgai, and others. The most commonly spotted animal in this park is sambar.
Specialty of Bharatpur
The park has a thick vegetation of dry deciduous forest, dry grassland, wetland and others. The forests of this land are filled with ber, kandi, jamun, kadam, babul, and other trees. Most of the species of birds in this park depend on the aquatic animals for food. This park holds more than 350 species of birds and is considered as a bird paradise. This park is the only migration spot for Siberian Crane, which is an endangered species.
Starting from the common parrot to exotic oriental magpie-robin, you can find numerous birds in this park. Sunrise and sunset are the best time to visit this park for birdwatching.
Apart from birds, just 27 mammals live in this sanctuary. The park holds 43 species of fishes. Fishes are an important factor here as they are the food for the bird population. There are ten species of turtles in Rajasthan and seven of them are present in this park.
Most of the ancient monuments and structures in this place have a fusion of Mughal and ancient Rajasthani style. The best example of local architecture is Bharatpur Palace. This palace holds a collection of ancient artworks, which gives you a glimpse of the history of the land.
The traditional local cuisine includes game meat with a lot of vegetables. Thanks to the lush climate, vegetables are grown well. Top dishes to try here are mango soufflé, chicken tikka, paneer tikka, Afghani chicken, rabri, aalusabzi, and others.
Brij Festival is famous among locals and culture-enthusiasts. The festival is famous for Raslila Dance and other folk performances. Other common local festivals are Gangaur, Jaswant Exhibition, Teej and, others.
The culture of the land focuses on the wildlife beauty of the region. If you are looking for performance arts, you ought to enjoy Ghoomar Dance, Kalbeliya Dance, and others. For those who are traveling with kids, the traditional puppet shows would be a delight.
Wooden items, jewels made with precious stones, textiles, marble articles, and brass articles are quite common here.
Climate of the land
The overall climate of the land is always warm and dry. The rainy season brings average rainfall and it is the worst time to visit the park. Monsoon season starts in July and ends in September. The winter is the most beautiful time to visit as the migratory birds would flock the place. Winter starts in November and ends in February. The summer season starts in March and ends in June.