Keoladeo National Park
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Bharatpur bird sanctuary is home to over 350 species of birds.
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Devendra G
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India792 contributions
Nov 2022
Very enjoyable tour of the bird sanctuary in bharatpur. One can undertake the tour by multiple means, you can either walk on the road, or through a bicycle, rickshaw or golf cart. It is suggested to take a good guide along for a more enjoyable tour. While the trip was very enjoyable, however the best time to visit is somewhere from 15 dec to end of January. This is the time when you can site the migratory birds. Overall highly recommended.
Written 19 November 2022
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Manish Garg
Noida, India17 contributions
Nov 2022
1. Visited Nov 12/13.
2. Stayed at resort Grand Barso- Excellent place. True Rajasthani ethinic outlook. Very beautiful, Courteous helpful Owner and staff, Big rooms, tasty food, reasonable prices.
3. Visit in sanctuary is on foot or rickshaw (twinsharing)
4. Entry fees Rs 125 pp. Discount for students with ID. parking available. Rickshaw at Rs 600 for 3 hours. Can hire cycle also at Rs 150 per day.
5. Around 6-7 km road. Both sides trees shrubs of different types.
6. Lots of Birds of different types as terrain changes from dryland to wetland. Lots of Storks.
7. Can see Jackals, Monitor Lizard, Owls apart from different water birds.
8. Tortoises around 10 number in temple pond
9. Very fresh air since no vehicles allowed (except staying in inside lodge)
10. Need more than a day to enjoy and visit fully though can do it in 3 hours also.
11. Toilet facility at end around 6-7 km only. Canteen with some items tea etc is there.
12. A worth visit. Cycle ricksahw man says come in Feb also to see Pelicans.
Written 14 November 2022
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Sougata B
Kolkata (Calcutta), India4 contributions
Oct 2022 • Family
We reached out to Baney Singh (+919414344149) on the basis of earlier reviews, for a trip to Bharatpur Bird Park, and we were not disappointed. In fact we decided to go from Agra to Bharatpur primarily on the basis of Baney Singh's confidence that we would be able to spot a few birds. And boy did we see! Not just a few but many and a wide and rich variety. We thought we would spend max 2hrs at the Park but didnt realise how 4hrs flew by. Baney Singh comes with a telecope and binoculars which are essential for a good experience. Along with lot of knowledge on birds, a keen eye to spot birds and nuances like bird calls that will even make the birds turn towards you. We were pleasantly surprised that Bharatpur has so much to offer, but isnt as well publicised. We even spotted a Neelgay, Jackal and Deer, and the Park itself is scenic. Would recommend taking a tonga if you are a big family (with senior citizens and kid) like we were - Baney Singh can help with booking that also (Deep Singh was our tonga driver). Its imp that one goes to the Park early and spends more time in the Wetland, compared to the Dryland (first section of the Park) and therefore a guide is a must. The full list of birds is present in one of the earlier reviews, would add Red Wattled Lapwing - we even saw them mating! If in Agra or Jaipur pls do visit this Park and look no further than Baney Singh!
Written 13 November 2022
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Mateusz T
3 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
Hi, the park itself is great but we had horrible experience with the guide. We were pressured into taking one, believing we wont be able to spot amything, which is wrong. All our guide did was show all animals that are clearly visible from the main road. All information provided about birds can be found via signs that are in area. We tried to tell the guide we don't need him in first 20 minutes of 3h of trip, but he insisted to stay, so we had to have him follow us. We had no time for ourselves to enjoy the wonderful view of the park as we were pressured to go because of our time limit. Even in national park, for any foreigners, don't believe that you must be provided a guide, since this is typical for Indian people to make you believe.
Written 23 October 2022
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Ryan
2 contributions
Sep 2022
Had an amazing day at Keoladeo. I hired a guide, Baney Singh (9414344149) who was great to walk around with, and is very calm, respectful, and a pleasant conversationalist. He has an amazing eye and often spotted things hundreds of meters away. He showed me about 40 species of birds in three hours (despite this being my first day birding in India) and told me an amazing amount about the history of Keoladeo, including the ecological changes over time and the amazing resident cattle population. He has lived right beside the park all his life, so booking with him you can support someone local. I highly recommend visiting the park and hiring Baney. I would also recommend that you plan to spend more than three hours, it went too quickly!
Written 14 October 2022
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Rahul L
5 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
We visited Bharatpur in September, hoping to spot a few birds. The park is a veritable paradise, even when the migratory birds are not around. We saw more than 75 species of birds, thanks to our guide Baney Singh (94143 44149) who took us around with a keen eye and interest. One can either take a rickshaw ride in the park or rent bikes.

Strongly recommend
1. Take a guide, like Baney Singh. A good guide knows the roosting spots, spots the well camouflaged ones and shares intricate details about their habitat and habits.

2. Visit even when the migratory birds are not around.

3. The park is huge - so take a rickshaw or a bike

4. Get a good pair of field glasses. Our guide carried a monocular.

5. Do more than one trip to the park.

The birds that we sighted over the 3 trips were
Morning visit:
1. Rose ringed parakeet
2. Laughing Dove
3. Comman babbler
4. Blue tailed bee eater
5. Spotted owlet
6. Asian koel
7. White eye buzzard
8. Yellow footed green
pigeon
9. Chestnut shouldered petronia
10. Indian peacock
11 pide crested cuckoo
12.Grey hornbill
13. Cattle egret
14. Common Howk cuckoo
15. Shikra
16. Black drongo
17. Little green bee eater
18. White throwted Kingfisher
19. Lesser whistling duck
20. Spot billed duck 🦆
21. Purple sunbird
22. Purple haron
23. Indian pond heron
24 painted Storks
25. Asian open bill
26 . Bronze winged Jacana
27 Red vented bulbul
28. Indian Sarus Crane
29. Red turtle Dove
30.Golden oriole
31. Osprey

Evening visit:
1. Grey Heron juvenile
2. Purple heron juvenile
3. Spoon bill with out juvenile
4. Black Crowned night Heron juvenile
5.Black Crowned night Heron female
6. Spoon Bill with juvenile
7. Intermediate egret with black tip on the bill
8. Great egret with yellow bill
9. Spoon Bill with crest
10. Little cormorant
11. Intermediate Cormorant
12. Indian Darter with juvenile
13. White throated Kingfisher
14. Bronze winged jacana juvenile
16. Cattle egret
17. Purple Swamp hen

Next morning visit:
1. Indian roller or blue Jay
2. Paddy Field warbler
3. Oriental magpi Robin
4. White eared bulbul or white checked bulbul
5.Indian Robin
6. Grey partridge
7. Black necked Stork
8. Wire Tailed swallow
9. Black bittern
10. Glossy IBIS
11. Black kite
12. Oriental honey buzzard
13. Darter with juvenile
14. fruit bat
Written 4 October 2022
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Rahul G
Gwalior, India57 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
Absolute calm,chirping of birds,fresh air,pleasant breeze flowing what more you need for a short break from the maddening city life.You can see many many different types of birds living in their natural habitat.The place is well managed with good parking space.Here are few salient points about this sanctuary

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Written 13 August 2022
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Manon
1 contribution
Aug 2022
We really enjoyed visiting Keoladeo, especially as the monsoon season is the breeding season for many bird species like spoonbills, herons and ibises. A big thank you especially to our very helpful guide, who is super knowledgable about the park as well as wildlife across India. Here are his details: Baney Singh Bird's Tour guide/ wildlife tour/ Nature organizer . email baneyguideknp@yahoo.co.in mobile November +0091 9414344149
Written 9 August 2022
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Krishana G
1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Solo
I visited keoladeo national park along with Mr. Krishana gopal Sharma senior forest expert, he has shown me best area of the park specially saras crane he is very knowledgeable, credible and expert of the park. Mostly covered to tarrance place and link road means nature trail road I suggest everybody specially photographer and real nature lover please contact to Mr. K. G. Sharma senior naturalist having work experience of 25 years.
Ashish
Written 9 August 2022
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Iris1926
Ahmedabad, India74 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
It's a genuinely beautiful, bonafide national park-cum-bird sanctuary which actually delivers what it promises. Exotic birds are abundant, you can actually spot them yourself. And you don't need a govt guide to tell you their nomenclature... The local cycle rickshaw-wallahs are well-equipped to do so. All the more better, since the govt has banned all motor vehicles inside the sanctuary since 2014. Bicycles are also available for those who are health-inclined! You can take a packed lunch with tea/coffee inside as breakfast or lunch and enjoy non-stop bird-watching to your heart's content for hours together. The bicycles and the cycle rickshaw-wallahs charge ₹ 150 per hour, so you can plan accordingly. Well worth the visit✅✅
Written 7 August 2022
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