Brilliant Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary Keoladeo National Park India – UNESCO Approved World Heritage Site

A male Oriental Magpie Robin in Malaysia.

A male Oriental Magpie Robin in Malaysia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Lesser-whistling Duck (Dendrocygna ja...

English: Lesser-whistling Duck (Dendrocygna javanica) in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A painted stork standing tall at the Ranganthi...

A painted stork standing tall at the Ranganthittu Bird Sanctuary, Karnataka, India. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Lesser Whistling Duck

Lesser Whistling Duck (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus at K...

English: Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus at Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India. Category:Plegadis falcinellus (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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We left Agra early and spent the morning at Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary , Keoladeo National Park, en-route to  Bharatpur railway station. This is a UNESCO approved World Heritage Site. Open this link for hundreds of spectacular wildlife photos.

Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary of India is the winter home of the Siberian Cranes and has over four hundred species of birds.

We were met by a naturalist on a bicycle and we had a rickshaw. It was a very bright and beautiful day.  Whilst we love beautiful birds, we are not great birders in terms of identifying them. As we approached the wetlands, we saw so many exotic  birds that it was quite delightful. Our naturalist was an expert. With his help we spotted the following:

In terms of animals, we saw lots of Spotted Deer, Antelopes and a few Jackal.

After lunch we headed off to the railway station for our train journey to Ranthambhore National Park, where we will planned to spend two days and do three game drives – perhaps to add to the two tigers that we had already spotted. 

Please watch this space.

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5 responses

  1. Wow, you saw an amazing variety of birds! And I love the photos.

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    Kelly

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