Delhi - Bharatpur - Delhi

Bharatpur Tour
Duration: 02 Days / 03 Nights
Places Covered: Delhi - Bharatpur - Delhi

Day 01 : Delhi / Bharatpur
Early morning drive to Bharatpur.
The famous Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary which is a wonder of the natural world and no less worth seeing than the marble mausoleum of the Taj. Here over 350 species of birds find refuge in the 29sq kms of shallow lakes & wood lands of the park. A third of them are migrants many of whom spend winter in Bharatpur before returning to their breeding grounds as far away as Siberia and Central Asia.

This sanctuary is the creation of the Maharja of Bharatpur in the late 19th century, who recognized the area's potential and augmented the water supply by diverting water from a nearby irrigation canal. He also constructed small dams, dykes and shooting butts & in a few years the new ecosystem so flourished that it was able to support thousands of water birds. The maharaja celebrated his success in style, with extravagant shooting parties for the dignitaries of princely India. Their exploits are recorded to this day on a sandstone inscription in the park. There are many good paths & trails through the dense park, but a ride with your expert rickshaw driver will be a rewarding experience as he has been trained to recognise the different species of birds.

On arrival in Bharatpur - check into hotel.
Late afternoon proceed by cycle rickshaws to the bird sanctuary.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 02 : Bharatpur
At dawn, take a boat ride in the lake. This is perhaps the most enchanting way to view bird life from up close.
Afternoon visit the bird sanctuary.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 03 : Bharatpur / Delhi
Drive to Delhi.