Keoladeo National Park

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Year : 1971 | State : Rajasthan | City : Bharatpur

The park is just two kilometers of Bharatpur and 50 km west of City of Taj- Agra. Being one of the major tourist centers, more than 230 species of birds made this sanctuary their home. Knowing that scores of birds arrive here in the hibernation season, it was affirmed as a World Heritage Site. The National Park is one of the artificial and managed wetland in India. Reserve in 29 km, locally known as Ghana, it is a mosaic of dry grasslands, woodlands, woodland swamps, and wetlands.

The site is residence to 366 bird species, 379 flowery species, 50 species of fish, 13 species of snakes, five species of lizards, 7 amphibian species and seven turtle species, which makes it is one of the richest bird areas in the world. The sanctuary was created 250 years ago within boundaries of Shiva temple. The park was being used to be a hunting ground for the kings of Bharatpur. The park was recognized as a national park on 10th March 1982. Reserve under the Rajasthan Forest Act, the park is the property of the State of Rajasthan of the Indian Union.

The park is the only area in state of Rajisthan which has significant vegetation, with coverage of medium-sized trees and shrubs. The nearest airport to Keoladeo National Park is Jaipur, which is connected to throughout India via daily flights to Delhi, Mumbai, Varanasi and Lucknow. The nearest railway station to national park is Bharatpur Junction, just five km away from the park Bharatpur is connected with other important Indian cities through regular bus services from Delhi (184 km), Mathura (39 km), Jaipur (176 km), Alwar (117 km).

Map of Keoladeo National Park