India 2016 (part XLIV): Keoladeo National Park

Keoladeo National Park, Rajasthan:

a pair of Sarus Cranes

a pair of Sarus Cranes

While roaming through the city centre of Bharatpur was somewhat interesting, the real reason of me coming here was to visit the magnificent Keoladeo National Park.


The Keoladeo National Park (aka Keoladeo Ghana National Park or Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary) is situated directly at the southern boundary of Bharatpur. Although encompassing not more than 29 km², the reserve is inhabited by thousands of birds belonging to more than 350 species. A visit is especially rewarding during the winter months, when many migratory birds have their temporary home here. My tour at the end of October was actually still too early, but I thoroughly enjoyed it nonetheless! It is possible to visit the park on foot, with a bicycle, or with a cycle rickshaw and each method has its own advantages and disadvantages. Please click through the extensive gallery to get an idea of the immense wildlife that I was able to see during my visits into the reserve.

Apart from the diverse birdlife, I was especially happy to spot a number of Indian Jackals, which I had not seen in the wild before! From Bharatpur, it was a short drive to the impressive ruins of Fatehpur Sikri, which you may check out in the coming post!

13 responses to “India 2016 (part XLIV): Keoladeo National Park

    • yes, they really look a bit similar – but even though I never saw sandhill cranes in real life, I read that the sarus cranes are actually much taller… thank you for your comment!! 🙂

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