Keoladeo Ghana National Park


Keoladeo Ghana National Park


Bharatpur, Rajasthan

Best time

November to March.


28.73 sq. km.

Major Animals/Birds

Feral cattle, hog deer, blackbuck, hog deer, wild boar, chital and nilgai. Indian hare and Indian porcupine are other mammals at Keoladeo.

Keoladeo Ghana National Park is located in  Bharatpur, Rajasthan. Area of  Keoladeo Ghana National Park is 28.73 km² , best time to visit Keoladeo Ghana National Park is between August to November

Located in the Bharatpur district of Rajasthan at the junction of the Gambhir and Banganga rivers, the sanctuary was originally a natural depression prone to seasonal flooding. It grew into a lush, vibrant system of freshwater marshes that attracted a vast and diversified population of migrating birds throughout time. The Maharajas of Bharatpur constructed some bunds (dykes) and turned it into a duck shooting reserve. You can view a list of their accomplishments within the park.

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The Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary safari is one of the best experiences for environment enthusiasts and bird watchers. If you are one of these individuals, a Bharatpur safari should be on your bucket list. You can discover more than 370 kinds of birds and flowers, in addition to a variety of animals. There are three ways to enjoy a safari: Elephant Back Safari Jeep Rides and Rickshaw Safari.

Safari Timings


The park open for safari at 06:30 am to 06:30 pm.


The park open for safari from 07:00 am to 05:30 pm.


Major Attractions in & Around the Park

  • The Lohagarh Fort
    The Lohagarh Fort in Rajasthan was constructed in the 18th century by the Jat king Maharaja Suraj Mal.
  • Deeg Palace
    Deeg Fort is located in Deeg, the capital of the Jat rulers, and was constructed by Maharaja Suraj Mal in 1730 A.D. The fort has an 8-kilometer-long wall and an entrance protected by anti-elephant attacks.
  • Bankey Bihari Temple It is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Krishna or Banke Bihari.
  • Bharatpur Palace A truly elegant structure, Bharatpur Palace is another attraction worth visiting in the city.

Fauna of Keoladeo Ghana National Park


Mammals found in Keoladeo Ghana National Park

Hanuman langur, Nilgai, wild cattle, and chital deer are widespread, although sambar, blackbuck, hog deer, and nilgai are uncommon. Wild pigs and Indian porcupines are frequently observed sneaking out of the park and into farming fields. The odd sighting of two mongoose species, the little Indian mongoose and the common Indian grey mongoose, occurs.
There are jungle cat, leopard cat, and fishing cat species. Infrequently observed are the Asian palm civet and the little Indian civet. The Bengal fox, golden jackals, and striped hyena are not present.

Other species found in Keoladeo Ghana National Park

Keoladeo National Park’s herpetofauna is diverse. Seven of the ten species of turtles found in Rajasthan can be found in this park. In addition, there are five species of lizards, thirteen species of snakes, and seven species of amphibians. Bullfrogs and skipper frogs are prevalent in wetland habitats. On sunny winter days, it is common to witness a python basking in the sun outside its burrow. The common monitor lizard, the Indian porcupine, and the bicolored leaf-nose bat have all been spotted in the python’s burrow. In the park, venomous snakes include krait, cobra, and Russell’s viper.

Birds found in Keoladeo Ghana National Park

Herons, storks, and cormorants, and a key wintering habitat for a huge number of migrant ducks. Gadwall, shoveler, common teal, cotton teal, tufted duck, knob-billed duck, Bar-headed goose, little cormorant, great cormorant, Indian shag, ruff, painted stork, white spoonbill,Asian open-billed stork, oriental ibis, darter, common sandpiper, wood sandpiper, green sandpiper,Spot-billed pelican, Great white pelican, Demois In the park, a flock of Bar-headed geese and Demoiselle cranes can be observed flying together.
More than 370 species of birds have been documented at Keoladeo National Park, earning it the nickname “bird paradise.”