India 2016 (part XLIV): Keoladeo National Park

Keoladeo National Park, Rajasthan:

a pair of Sarus Cranes

a pair of Sarus Cranes

While roaming through the city centre of Bharatpur was somewhat interesting, the real reason of me coming here was to visit the magnificent Keoladeo National Park.

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The Keoladeo National Park (aka Keoladeo Ghana National Park or Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary) is situated directly at the southern boundary of Bharatpur. Although encompassing not more than 29 km², the reserve is inhabited by thousands of birds belonging to more than 350 species. A visit is especially rewarding during the winter months, when many migratory birds have their temporary home here. My tour at the end of October was actually still too early, but I thoroughly enjoyed it nonetheless! It is possible to visit the park on foot, with a bicycle, or with a cycle rickshaw and each method has its own advantages and disadvantages. Please click through the extensive gallery to get an idea of the immense wildlife that I was able to see during my visits into the reserve.

Apart from the diverse birdlife, I was especially happy to spot a number of Indian Jackals, which I had not seen in the wild before! From Bharatpur, it was a short drive to the impressive ruins of Fatehpur Sikri, which you may check out in the coming post!

13 responses to “India 2016 (part XLIV): Keoladeo National Park

    • yes, they really look a bit similar – but even though I never saw sandhill cranes in real life, I read that the sarus cranes are actually much taller… thank you for your comment!! 🙂

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