The town of Bharatpur in Rajasthan is synonymous with the National Park Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary India’s most famous. A convenient driving distance from Delhi (5 hours) and around Mathura, Bharatpur is a pleasant weekend. The marshy wetlands were once the hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Rajasthan and British Sahib. Now, it is protected home for thousands of waterbirds, both local and migratory birds. In winter you will see a wide array of ducks, geese, storks, pelicans, flamingos, which flew in distant lands. Unfortunately famous Siberian Crane are no more than 3 or 4 years. There are a number of hotels of all budgets at the edge of the park. The tradition is to rent bicycles or cycle rickshaws and walk in the park. The rickshaw wallahs are birdmen very knowledgeable and give you a running commentary. Obviously, you take your binoculars and a bird book well together.

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