Bird watching at BharatpurDelhi - Bharatpur National parkTotal No of days - 2Dated - October 2016
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Bharatpur is 210 kms from Delhi. October is just the start for the early migratory birds, so we plan a weekend in Bharatpur. Book Hotel Bharatpur Ashok online and start Saturday early morning. Plan so as to reach the sanctuary by 7:30 so that we could do a tour round the park. Some pics of the hotel...
The most spectacular time to visit, Bharatpur is the time when it is visited by the migratory birds. It is this migratory bird season which makes Bharatpur what it is today, a truly deserving World Heritage Site. The migratory bird season starts with October and continues throughout the Northern Indian winter months and till February.
The Keoladeo National Park, gets its name from an ancient Shiva temple that is located in the middle of the park. The god Shiva known here as Keoladeo, was and is revered by the local population and the Bharatpur royalty. So when the park was given a National Park status by the Indian Union Government, naming the park after the presiding deity in the park was considered most appropriate. The park is also known as Keoladeo Ghana, where Ghana, having a literal translation as “dense” stands for an area having ‘dense tree cover’.
Entry to park
Boating was limited to two fibre boats, Rs 300/- tickets. 1 hour boating, just waterbirds to spot and we could see the nightjar.
In the evening we goo to the hanuman temple pond to see turtles
Pics of the evening and the next day morning:-
Lots of butterflies and dragon flies
White cheeked barbet