Keoladeo National Park

About Keoladeo National Park


Bharatpur, Rajasthan

Best time to Visit

October to February

Nearest Airport

Agra Airport - About 56 km
Jaipur Airport - About 190 km


Approx. 29 Sq. Km.


Maximum 45oC & Minimum 3oC

Nearest Railway Station

Agra - About 56 km


The Park is open for tourists throughout the year.

Keoladeo National Park, formerly known as Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, is one of the oldest, the most popular, and one of the world’s most important bird breeding and feeding grounds.

The then ruler built a reserve to protect the city of Bharatpur from frequent floods, turning it into a marsh with patches of dry grasslands, woodlands, woodland swamps, and wetlands. Named after the dense jungle (Ghana) that surrounds an old Keoladeo (Shiva) Temple, located within its boundaries, the park used to be a hunting ground for the Maharajas to honor the British Viceroys. Gradually, all such activities were banned by the government, making it a favorable home for numerous species of birds.

Home to more than 370 species of resident and migratory birds, Bharatpur is also a World Heritage Site and home to other wildlife.

Major Wildlife

Herons, Storks, Cormorants, Gadwall, Shoveler, Common teal, Cotton teal, Tufted Duck, Knob-billed Duck, Little Cormorant, Great Cormorant, Indian Shag, Ruff, Painted Stork, White Spoonbill, Asian Open-billed Stork, Oriental Ibis, Darter, Common Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Sarus crane, Warblers, Babblers, Bee-eaters, Bulbuls, Buntings, Chats, Painted Francolins and Quails, Indian grey Hornbill and Marshall’s Iora, Osprey, Peregrine Falcon, Pallas’ Sea eagle, Short-toed Eagle, Tawny Eagle, Imperial Eagle, Spotted Eagle and crested Serpent Eagle, Greater Spotted Eagle, Nilgai, Feral cattle, Chital Deer, Sambar, Wild boar, Indian Porcupine, Small Indian Mongoose, Common Indian Grey Mongoose, Jungle cat, Fishing cat, Asian Palm Civet, Small Indian Civet, Smooth-coated Otter, Golden Jackals, Striped Hyenas, Mice, Gerbils, Bats, Rhesus Macaque and Hanuman Langurs.

distance from major cities

Agra – About 55 km
Jaipur – About 190 km
Delhi – About 220 km
Mumbai – About 823 km

near by attractions

Agra Fort, Alwar City and Jaipur City

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