Spot more than 364 breeds of birds, 379 floral species, 50 species of fish, 13 species of snakes, 5 species of lizards, 7 amphibian species, 7 turtle species and a variety of other invertebrates at Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. This place is a rich habitat of an astounding variety of birds. Spread over an area of 29 sq km, the national park is full of fresh shallow lakes, water marshes and bogs.
It was created by Prince Bhamji of Morvi (Gujarat) in the 20th century. Later it was used as a duck hunting sight for Maharaja Suraj Mal of Bharatpur till 1964, after which the hunting was banned.
In 1985, this city was acknowledged as a UNESCO world heritage site; it was accredited as a National park in 1982. This bird's paradise is often referred to as 'Ornithologist's Paradise' as it attracts some of the popular and immigrant birds like hawks, ducks, eagles, cranes, pelicans, wagtails, shanks, geese, warblers, buntings, flycatchers, stints, Wheatears, larks and pipits. Bharatpur tourism has preserved this wildlife century through great effort and dedication. The visitors who visit this park can see an interesting breed of birds from Siberia, Afghanistan and Central Asia.
Other than the birds, there is a wide variety of mammals, like feral cattle, blue bull and spotted deer. Various reptiles can also be found here like water snakes, Indian python, banded Krait, green rat snake, turtles and monitor lizard.
The best time to visit bird sanctuary is November to March.
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Open on all days
May and June