Day Trip to Bharatpur
DELHI – BHARATPUR
Pick up from hotel in Delhi and drive to Bharatpur. It will take 4 hours to reach Bharatpur. Upon arrival, you are met with naturalist who takes you to the Bird Sanctuary. Bharatpur day Tour starts from here. Explore the bird sanctuary with well versed naturalist.
Arrives Bharatpur. On arrival introduction of guide and later proceed for day trip to Bharatpur bird sanctuary starts.
Visiting Keoladeo National Park:
World famous Keoladeo National Park is located here, which was earlier known as Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary located in Rajasthan. Bharatpur is known for thousands of rare and highly endangered species of birds such as Siberian Crane, which can be seen in winters. It is also a world heritage site. More than 230 species of birds can be spotted here. It is an amazing place for bird watchers or world lovers. Migratory birds are the major attractions including Flamingo, Red crested Porhad, Rosy Pelican. Bird watching is not the only activity to do in the Park but flora and fauna can also be enjoyed in the park.
The sanctuary was created 250 years ago and is named after a Keoladeo (Shiva) temple within its boundaries The Park was a hunting ground for the maharajas of Bharatpur, a tradition dating back to 1850, and duck shoots were organized 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.
We land up at any good restaurent to have lunch during Bharatpur day trip.
After finishing a delicious lunch, drive back to Delhi or if time permit, can also visit Taj Mahal. Agra is just 60 km away from here.