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Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary

The Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary, otherwise known as the Keoladeo Ghana National Park, is one of the world most resound bird feeding and breeding grounds. The park is over 29 square kilometers and boasts of 364 species of bird, including some threatened migratory birds from centeral asia. It is also a major tourist centre with scores of ornithologists arriving here in the hibernal season. It was declared a protected sanctuary in 1971. It is also a declared World Heritage Site.

History

The sanctuary was created 250 years ago and is named after a Keoladeo (Shiva) temple within its boundaries. Initially, it was a natural depression; and was flooded after the Ajan Bund was constructed by Maharaja Suraj Mal, the then ruler of the princely state of Bharatpur, between 1726 to 1763. The bund was created at the confluence of two rivers, the Gambhir and Banganga. The park was a hunting ground for the maharajas of Bharatpur, a tradition dating back to 1850, and duck shoots were organised yearly in honor of the British viceroys. In one shoot alone in 1938, over 4,273 birds such as mallards and teals were killed by Lord Linlithgow, the then Governor-General of India. After India's independence, the rulers of the princely states were allowed shooting rights until 1972. In 1982, grazing was banned in the park, leading to violent clashes between the local farmer and Gujjar communities and the government.

Landscape

Flora and fauna

The sanctuary hosts a small wintering population of the rare Siberian Cranes. Other species include the ruddy shelducks, gulls, northern shovelers, northern pintails, coots, garganey, tufted ducks and common pochard.

Climate

The best time to see the park is in October to Februray when there is a lot of migratory birds, otherwise it can be relatively bird free. The best times for bird spotting is early evening and morning.

The Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary, otherwise known as the Keoladeo Ghana National Park, is one of the world most resound bird feeding and breeding grounds. The park is over 29 square kilometers and boasts of 364 species of bird, including some threatened migratory birds from centeral asia. It is also a major tourist centre with scores of ornithologists arriving here in the hibernal season. It was declared a protected sanctuary in 1971. It is also a declared World Heritage Site.

History

The sanctuary was created 250 years ago and is named after a Keoladeo (Shiva) temple within its boundaries. Initially, it was a natural depression; and was flooded after the Ajan Bund was constructed by Maharaja Suraj Mal, the then ruler of the princely state of Bharatpur, between 1726 to 1763. The bund was created at the confluence of two rivers, the Gambhir and Banganga. The park was a hunting ground for the maharajas of Bharatpur, a tradition dating back to 1850, and duck shoots were organised yearly in honor of the British viceroys. In one shoot alone in 1938, over 4,273 birds such as mallards and teals were killed by Lord Linlithgow, the then Governor-General of India. After India's independence, the rulers of the princely states were allowed shooting rights until 1972. In 1982, grazing was banned in the park, leading to violent clashes between the local farmer and Gujjar communities and the government.

Landscape

Flora and fauna

The sanctuary hosts a small wintering population of the rare Siberian Cranes. Other species include the ruddy shelducks, gulls, northern shovelers, northern pintails, coots, garganey, tufted ducks and common pochard.

Climate

The best time to see the park is in October to Februray when there is a lot of migratory birds, otherwise it can be relatively bird free. The best times for bird spotting is early evening and morning.

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The Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary, otherwise known as the Keoladeo Ghana National Park, is one of the world most resound bird feeding and breeding grounds. The park is over 29 square kilometers and boasts of 364 species of bird, including some threatened migratory birds from centeral asia. It was declared a protected sanctuary in 1971.

The Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary, otherwise known as the Keoladeo Ghana National Park, is one of the world most resound bird feeding and breeding grounds. The park is over 29 square kilometers and boasts of 364 species of bird, including some threatened migratory birds from centeral asia. It was declared a protected sanctuary in 1971.

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History

The sanctuary was created 250 years ago and is named after a Keoladeo (Shiva) temple within its boundaries. Initially, it was a natural depression; and was flooded after the Ajan Bund was constructed by Maharaja Suraj Mal, the then ruler of the princely state of Bharatpur, between 1726 to 1763. The bund was created at the confluence of two rivers, the Gambhir and Banganga. The park was a hunting ground for the maharajas of Bharatpur, a tradition dating back to 1850, and duck shoots were organised yearly in honor of the British viceroys. In one shoot alone in 1938, over 4,273 birds such as mallards and teals were killed by Lord Linlithgow, the then Governor-General of India. After India's independence, the rulers of the princely states were allowed shooting rights until 1972. In 1982, grazing was banned in the park, leading to violent clashes between the local farmer and Gujjar communities and the government.

Landscape

Flora and fauna

The sanctuary hosts a small wintering population of the rare Siberian Cranes. Other species include the ruddy shelducks, gulls, northern shovelers, northern pintails, coots, garganey, tufted ducks and common pochard.

Climate

The best time to see the park is in October to Februray when there is a lot of migratory birds, otherwise it can be relatively bird free. The best times for bird spotting is early evening and morning.

Understand

History

The sanctuary was created 250 years ago and is named after a Keoladeo (Shiva) temple within its boundaries. Initially, it was a natural depression; and was flooded after the Ajan Bund was constructed by Maharaja Suraj Mal, the then ruler of the princely state of Bharatpur, between 1726 to 1763. The bund was created at the confluence of two rivers, the Gambhir and Banganga. The park was a hunting ground for the maharajas of Bharatpur, a tradition dating back to 1850, and duck shoots were organised yearly in honor of the British viceroys. In one shoot alone in 1938, over 4,273 birds such as mallards and teals were killed by Lord Linlithgow, the then Governor-General of India. After India's independence, the rulers of the princely states were allowed shooting rights until 1972. In 1982, grazing was banned in the park, leading to violent clashes between the local farmer and Gujjar communities and the government.

Landscape

Flora and fauna

The sanctuary hosts a small wintering population of the rare Siberian Cranes. Other species include the ruddy shelducks, gulls, northern shovelers, northern pintails, coots, garganey, tufted ducks and common pochard.

Climate

The best time to see the park is in October to Februray when there is a lot of migratory birds, otherwise it can be relatively bird free. The best times for bird spotting is early evening and morning.

Get around

An optional driver is Rs100 an hour, and an optional guide is Rs150 an hour. Another way to see the park is to hire a bike at your hotel or entrance (approx Rs40/day)

Get around

An optional driver is Rs100 an hour, and an optional guide is Rs150 an hour. Another way to see the park is to hire a bike at your hotel or entrance (approx Rs40/day)

Sleep

Note: prices fluctuate through seasons, and air conditioning generally costs up to Rs 50 more.

Kiran Guest House Short walk from the park. Single, shared bathroom. Rs80 double, private bathroom Rs 150-300 Ph: 05644223845

Rainbow Lodge Ph 05644220253 Dm/r Rs100/300

Jungle Lodge Ph 05644225622. Rs 150-300

Camping

Backcountry

Sleep

Note: prices fluctuate through seasons, and air conditioning generally costs up to Rs 50 more.

Kiran Guest House Short walk from the park. Single, shared bathroom. Rs80 double, private bathroom Rs 150-300 Ph: 05644223845

Rainbow Lodge Ph 05644220253 Dm/r Rs100/300

Jungle Lodge Ph 05644225622. Rs 150-300

Camping

Backcountry

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