Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary
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Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary (also known as Keoladeo National Park) is situated at Bharatpur district of Rajasthan. This famous bird sanctuary is considered as ‘Ornithologist's Paradise’ which is 60 km away from Agra and often known as Ghana National Park. Earlier, this was the place where duck shoots were organized by the ruler of Behrampur which has later been considered as a National Park in India and now accepted as a world heritage site by UNESCO. Bharatpur Bird sanctuary is the heaven for birds which is well-known for the varieties of indigenous and migratory birds, both aquatic and non aquatic and a compulsory wildlife destination for those tourists who love birds. These migratory birds gives ultimate enjoy to tourists seeing the of Keoladeo Ghana Park or Bharatpur Bird sanctuary. These migratory birds come from Siberia and Central Asia to expend their winters in Bharatpur create very pleasant picture which tourists can view, before they return back to their breeding grounds.
Bharatpur Bird sanctuary India is spread in an area of over 29 sq KM, out of which 10 sq. KM is of fresh water marshes and it has 375 species of birds which consists of indigenous as well as migratory birds including the world famed Siberian Cranes. The most important other birds that can be seen in Bharatpur Bird sanctuary, include Pelicans, Cranes, Egrets, Darters, Cormorants, Grey Herons, Stork, Ducks, Eagles, Hawks, Pipits, Warblers, Wheatears, Wagtails, Flycatchers, Buntings, Larks, Shanks, Stints etc. Enormous attraction of this bird sanctuary is the renowned Siberian Cranes, which voyages about 6,500 km from Siberia regions to expend their winters in the sanctuary. A visitor can travel around the Bharatpur Bird sanctuary and well-defined forest trails to explore the bird sanctuary by rickshaw. An additional attraction of this place is a beautiful artificial lake situated in the middle of the park. In addition to these flora and fauna, other tourist attractions of Bharatpur are Lohagarh Fort (a strong and invincible fort having a history its own), the Bharatpur Government Museum and the Bharatpur Palace and Deeg fort which is famous for its stunning gardens and historical background. An ancient Hindu temple devoted to Lord Shiva is situated in the sanctuary's central zone in Keoladeo.