By Ridhi Chhabra
BHARATPUR (India): If you are visiting India and you are a nature lover, then don’t miss the Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary in Rajasthan. It must be on your itinerary.
The rare birds at this famous sanctuary – also known as the Keoladeo Ghana National Park – are a treat to watch.
About 215 km from Delhi or 56 km from Agra, this sanctuary is the ideal destination for bikers, trekkers and birdwatchers.
You will need at least four to five hours to cover the entire 29-km bird sanctuary. So remember to hire a rickshaw (they are knowledgeable and double up as guides) and carry drinking water, and you can be assured of catching the sights and sounds of the park at each step.
Most of us see birds in our localities, on wayside, on tree-tops, at the zoo or on television! And not many of us have cared to visit a bird sanctuary to admire these fine creations of nature in their pristine glory.
But once you reach the Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary, you enter the world of birds in their pristine glory. Formerly known as the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, this bird sanctuary is home to 300 varieties of rare birds along with some animals and rare flora and fauna.
During my trip to the sanctuary, I saw not only some amazing parakeets, sparrows, ducks, pigeons, crows, peacocks, peahens, and partridges, but also the spotted deer, rabbits, squirells, rats, monkeys and snakes at a very close range.
The best time to visit this sanctuary is the winter months of northern India.
(Ridhi Chhabra is a Delhi-based student and this article appeared first on fnbworld.com)