Formerly known as Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Keoladeo National Park is a designated UNESCO World Heritage site. Established in 1982 and settled in the area of 2,873 hectares (7099 acres), it is home to more than 300 species of birds. It is one of the richest bird areas in the world.
Tourist sites in and around Keoladeo National Park: Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary, Lohagarh Fort or the Iron Fort, Bharatpur Palace, Government Museum, Ganga Temple, Laxman Temple, etc.
Tourism Board Website
When to visit: Closed in May and June. For more information please check on Tourist Board Website.
HOW TO REACH
Nearest railway station: Bharatpur railway station is about 5 km from the park/bird sanctuary. It connects Bharatpur with all the major cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur and Agra.
For detailed train timings and other information log on to www.indianrailways.gov.in or https://www.irctc.co.in/nget/train-search
Nearest airport: Kheria Airport (IATA: AGR) in Agra is about 56 km (35 mi) from Bharatpur.
Buses: The Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation buses and private buses ply regularly from Bharatpur to major cities in the state etc.
By road: The distance from Delhi to Keoladeo National Park is about 223km (139 mi) via Taj Express Highway/Yamuna Expy. It takes around 4 hours.
The distance from Agra to Keoladeo National Park is about 55 km (34 mi) via Bikaner - Agra Rd. It takes around 1 hour.
The distance from Jaipur to Keoladeo National Park is about 186 km (116 mi) via NH21. It takes around 3 hours.
The distance from Alwar to Keoladeo National Park is about 118 km (73 mi) via Alwar - Bharatpur Rd. It takes around 2-3 hours.
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