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Bharatpur City Guide:

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RajasthanBharatpur : Located about 55 km. by road from Agra on the Jaipur highway. The town of Bharatpur is an eastern gateway to Rajasthan. The Bharatpur Palace houses a large number of exhibits dating back to the early 15th century. Bharatpur, however, is famous for its proximity to the “Keoladeo Ghana National Park” which has the largest concentration and variety of birdlife in Asia. This 29 sq. km. sanctuary is also breeding ground for the rare Siberian Crane.



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Siberian CranesKeoladeo National Park : Once royal hunting reserve of the princely family of Bharatpur today, it is one of the most breathtaking water bird sanctuaries in India.  Migratory birds flock here in July/August on the marshes and low lying trees. They breed here till October/November. There are thorny babul trees, their tops above the water, holding the nests of thousands of birds that come here. The outstanding species are the open billed stock, painted stork, egret, pelican, ibis, cormorant, darter or snake-bird, spoonbill and grey hereon. There are exotic migrants from Afghanistan, Central Asia, Tibet as well as Grey lag Geese from Siberia, Siberian Cranes from the Arctic and Bar headed Geese from China.


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