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Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary

Keoladeo National Park, also called the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most popular tourist attractions in Rajasthan. This bird sanctuary is recognized as one of the most important bird breeding and feeding grounds in the world. Playing a host to thousands of exotic species of birds, the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is one of the finest in the world. This manmade sanctuary and wetland is located in the Bharatpur region of Rajasthan.

The sanctuary offers a natural habitat to more than 370 species of birds that include a rich assortment of water fowls and land birds like basking pythons, painted storks, deer and nilgai, besides others.  Its history dates back to 18th century, when the park was a hunting ground for the Maharajas of Bharatpur. Being renowned as a UNESCO world heritage site in the modern times, the bird sanctuary is one of the most popular attractions in Rajasthan.

In order to watch the best of the flock, it is advised that one must plan a visit to Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary between the months of October and February. It is during these months the migratory birds like the rare Siberian Crane make a raid over the skies of Bharatpur sanctuary.

For the convenience of tourists, the sanctuary authorities have provided comfortable accommodations in the natural habitat. The ITDC Bharatpur Forest Lodge, which is located inside the sanctuary, is one such option.