Sunday, November 16, 2008

Paradise For Bird Lovers - Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary

The last few years due to lack of rainfall, 29 square Km. World Heritage site, Bharatpur bird sanctuary lost its attraction to the migratory birds along with the tourists. This year nature ultimately blessed and we can see Bharatpur at its old charm.

This year though the monsoon was late but there was enough rainfall and the lake in Bharatpur is full. Already Painted stork, Open bill stork, Eye biss, Spoon bill, Grey Heron, Purple heron and many other birds have already built their nests. Boatride has already started in the canals. Migratory birds has started coming.

Forest department is working hard to remove the unwanted weeds and trees and improving the health of the sanctuary.

After a lomg time we will see Bharatpur in its full glory.

How to reach Bharatpur:

Bharatpur is 180 Km from both Delhi and Jaipur and 55 Km from Agra. You can travel from these places either by bus or car.

The nearest railway station is Bharatpur, on the main line between New Delhi and Mumbai.

The sanctuary is only 6 Km from Railway station and cycle rickshaws and auto rickshaws
are there to take you up to the spot.

Within the sanctuary you can walk, hire a cycle rickshaw or better if you hire a cycle.

Where to stay at Bharatpur:

STD code of Bharatpur: 05644

RTDC Hotel Saras: Ph: 223790 @ DB INR 650 - 950. This is situated on the road going to sanctuary.

Shanti Kutir, Resthouse of Forest department is within the sanctuary ph: 222777 @ DB INR 600.

Hotel Sunbird Ph: 225701 starts from @ INR 1200 DB

Hotel Spoonbill Ph: 223571 @ INR 250 - 700 DB

1 comment:

L. Venkata Subramaniam said...

Beautiful pictures and descriptive comments. Its very close to Delhi but I still havent visited it. Your article may have given me the required push to make it this winter :)