Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary also is known as Keoladeo Ghana National Park is the finest bird park in the world that offers protection of birds and animals situated in Rajasthan. It is the place to feel wildlife. The ancient name ‘Keoladeo’ derives from Hindu temple devoted to lord Shiva which is located in the center of the park. This is the only national park that has been established by Maharaja, the sanctuary was created in 1760.
Every year there are a lot of migrating birds are reach here and after some time they leave the place. The fauna includes Sambar, Chital, Nilgai, and Boar. Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is also known as “Bird paradise” because there are more than 400 bird species and many other wildlife animals in the park. It is also an only wintering area for endangered Siberian crane.
In this National park, mammalian fauna is equally rich having more than 27 identified species including feral cattle, deer, and mongoose. Cat species in this park includes jungle cat, fishing cat and other wildlife animals like rats, mice, and bats are present.
World Heritage Site-
Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is also included in world heritage list, the base for this listing is to outstanding natural values and there are ten criteria that are fulfilled to be listed in world heritage. According to UNESCO’s world heritage, this park has an outstanding environment for the endangered wildlife species.
In 2005, this national park falls under criteria (X) which mean this site contain the most important natural habitats for the biological diversity, universal value for the science and conservation and contains threatened species.
Tourism & Visitor facilities-
Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is the largest bird watching sites in Asia and there are 100,000 visitors every year, the tourist includes school children’s and foreign visitors. This park is open from sunrise to the sunset, Ticket is Rs200 for foreign visitors and Rs50 for Indians. Food and accommodation facilities are available within the park; the only accommodation inside the park is available in the property of government Bharatpur Forest Lodge. If you are planning to visit India then you have to visit Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary once and this can become your memorable moment to feel these wildlife animals and species.