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Bharatpur National Park

Bharatpur National Park ( keoladeo ghana National Park )

Location of keoladeo ghana National Park :Lies at an elevation of 360 370m (1180-1200ft) in the Bharatpur district of RajasttJan.

Climate of keoladeo ghana National Park : : Summer temperatures fluctuate between 26 and 38°C (79 and. 100°F); winter months (mid. November to February) pleasant.

When to go (keoladeo ghana National Park) : Best period for sighting migratory birds is November to February, while monsoon and autumn (mid.September to mid, November) months ideal for viewing breeding birds. Drier months of March through May are best for viewing faunal life.

Getting to keoladeo ghana National Park : Bharatpur lies 176km (110 miles) from Delhi and is 2km (t mile) from park; it is the nearest railhead. Nearest, airport is Agra, 54km (30 miles) due east of Bharatpur. Bus services link Bharatpur with major cities of Rajasthan and outside the state.

Facilities at keoladeo ghana National Park :Bharatpur has plenty of accommodation for different budget travellers: forest lodge; RTDC'run tourist bungalow; Laxmi Vilas Palace, 2km (1 mife) from park entrance; and Chandra Mahal Haveli 22km (14 mifes) away (latter two classified as Heritage Hotels).

Avian life of keoladeo ghana National Park : Impressive list of colourful breeding, migratory and resi. dent birds. Boats and bicycles for hire in wetlands. Rickshaws can be hired near the gate; drivers act as guides and are good in identifying birds (good for photography). Indian Rock Python can be seen at Python Point. India Holidays

Permits and Reservations for keoladeo ghana National Park : Accommodation can be reserved with: The Wildlife Warden, Keoladeo Ghana National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan. The for. est rest house operates a minibus; contact the Deputy Chief Wildlife Warden, Forest Rest House, tel: (05644)22777.

Travel Angel Says: The National Park is roughly rectangular in shape. With a length of 23 kilometers (14miles) and a width of 8 kilometers (5 miles), its total area is 142 square kilometers (55 square miles). Dachigam was proclaimed a sanctuary in 1951, and it was upgraded to national park status in 1981.

The park consists of two sectors: Upper Dachigam, which lies in the higher reaches on the eastern side and makes up tow thirds of the entire area, and Lower Dachigam in the west. The beautiful Daghawna River flows across Lower Dachigam through a shrub-covered rocky ravine. Mulberry trees, willows and oaks are predominant in Dachigam's lower reaches, an area of thick undergrowth, while Blue Pine, juniper and birch and thinning undergrowth exists in the upper region. Several fire lines exist, and these are cleared every March, helping increase visibility of wildlife in the park.