Bharatpur – A Bird Watcher’s Paradise, wonderful place to visit in November

Bharatpur is a city of eastern Rajasthan. This is an ideal place to visit in the month of November. It is the time, when a rich variety of migratory birds as well as birds of local species, both land and water birds visit and enjoys the city’s excellent hospitality. The city is one of the World’s most fascinating Bird Reserve. The World’s best-known bird watching destination Keoladeo Ghana National Park (KNP) which is also a World Heritage Site is situated in this city. [caption id="attachment_1528" align="aligncenter" width="649"]sibesjackson8 Siberian Cranes in Keoladeo Sanctuary[/caption]   The Park is known for the flocks of Siberian Cranes that migrate here during the winter season. As the number of travellers visiting the Park is increasing day by day, you can find here many holiday rentals near to the Park. Those who wish to stay inside the Park can opt a stay in Government run Forest lodges. Bharatpur is also known as the ‘Bird Paradise’. The city is located at a distance of 50 kms from the famous city Agra. The main tourist attractions of the city other than the Park are Bharatpur Palace and Museum, Ganga Mandir, Laxman Mandir, Lohagarh Fort, Deeg Palace, Band Baretha, Kaman and the Dholpur Palace. Things to Do Travellers interested in visiting historic places can visit the Bharatpur Palace and the Lohagarh Fort. You can go for a safari in Bharatpur Wildlife Sanctuary. [caption id="attachment_1531" align="aligncenter" width="638"]cycle Cycle Rickshaws at Bharatpur National Park[/caption]   This is the only National Park in India where eco friendly Cycle / Rickshaw / Horse Tonga are used for conducting a safari. If you are visiting the city in March, then you can participate in Birj Mahotsav celebrations (festival) which helps to understand the culture in this part of India. Accommodation The city offers its visitors an excess of holiday accommodations ranging from budget to medium range holiday homes, resorts, cottages etc. You can also find here, heritage homes which were once Palaces. By staying in such magnificent Palace you can experience the royal heritage of the State. Food Travellers can find many small eateries as well as Indian and multi cuisined restaurants here. You get to taste the typical Rajasthani food besides delicious Mughlai cuisines. Best time to visit As the city is located on the fringes of Thar Desert, you can expect extreme warmth during summer season. The winter remains relatively cold. The best season time to visit is from October to March. It is the ideal time to watch migratory birds in the Bharatpur Wildlife Sanctuary. If you are visiting here between the months of August and November, then you can watch resident breeding birds. How to Reach The city is easily accessible from most of the major cities of the country. It is well connected by road transport. The nearest railway station is at Bharatpur, which is at about 5 kms from the National Park. The nearest airport is situated at Agra.


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