Day Trip to Bharatpur Sanctuary for Birdwatching from Delhi

Full Day Trip
Bharatpur Wetlands

Keoladeo National Park, more popularly known as Bharatpur, is a famous bird sanctuary in Rajasthan, India. The man-made wetland was created more than 250 years ago by Maharaja Suraj Mal, then the ruler of Bharatpur, as a duck hunting ground. Bharatpur was designated as a bird sanctuary in 1976 and established as a national park in 1982. Over 230 bird species are known to be residents here, and many more visitors in the winter. The wetland system consists of many small habitats, including lakes, marshland, forest patches, and grassy patches. This variety of habitats results in a variety of wildlife being found here.

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You will be picked up from Connaught Place, Delhi at 0400 hours and driven to Bharatpur Sanctuary. Reach Bharatpur Sanctuary at 0730 hours. Our guide will meet you and accompany you to the birding sites. 

Spend the rest of the day birdwatching in Keoladeo National Park on foot and E-rickshaws with a birding guide. Spend the day looking for targets, photographing nature, or just enjoying the company of the feathered beauties. Keoladeo National Park has a variety of habitats, including marsh, grassland, and forest patches. This park is the winter home of over 350 species of birds. The park was once the hunting grounds for the royals of the area, and many old structures still exist inside the park. You will see Sarus Crane, Dusky Eagle-Owl, Knob-billed Duck, Lesser Whistling Duck, Cotton Pygmy Goose, Great White Pelican, Bar-headed Goose, and many more.

We will drop you off at Connaught Place at 1800 hours (the tour ends).

Trip Report

I am Mahesh Rajpoot from Asian Adventures, your birding guide!
I recently embarked on a birding adventure to Bharatpur, with our client, Sarinda.
Let me take you on a virtual tour of this avian paradise, where our days were filled with awe-inspiring sightings of rare and magnificent feathered creatures.

Our journey began with the enchanting calls of the majestic Sarus Cranes resonating across the wetlands. These graceful giants greeted us as we entered the Keoladeo National Park, setting the tone for an unforgettable experience. Bharatpur truly lived up to its reputation as a haven for bird enthusiasts!

As we explored the park's diverse habitats, we were treated to seeing an Imperial Eagle soaring high above us, while a Dusky Eagle Owl peered down from its secretive perch. The striking Black-necked stork waded through shallow waters, its long beak poised for a tasty meal. Spotted owlets greeted us with their watchful eyes, hidden amidst the dense foliage.

Amidst the reeds, we encountered the melodious songs of a Clamorous Reed Warbler, its vibrant notes filling the air. The tranquil lakes were adorned with the regal presence of Great White Pelicans, while Yellow-footed Green Pigeons added a splash of color to the surroundings. Great Crested Grebes gracefully swam alongside us, while White-tailed Lapwings showcased their distinctive call.

Our birding adventure continued with captivating sightings of Western Marsh Harriers, Indian Darters, and Pied Kingfishers displaying their exceptional hunting skills. We went to the roosting site of the Greater Spotted Eagle and Bronze-winged jacanas, allowing us to witness their fascinating behaviors up close.

Throughout the journey, we encountered an incredible variety of waterfowl, including Indian Spot-billed Ducks, Bar-headed, and Greylag Geese. The presence of Dalmatian Pelicans, Ruddy Shelducks, and a Bay-backed Shrike added to the excitement.

As we ventured further, we spotted rare beauties such as the Red-breasted Flycatcher, Indian Spotted Eagle, Booted Eagle, and Indian Golden Oriole. The dense vegetation came alive with the calls of a Yellow-eyed Babbler, Common Chiffchaff, Hume's Warbler, a Greenish Warbler, and Blyth's Reed Warbler. The vibrant Red Avadavat and the Lesser Whitethroat delighted us with their vibrant plumage.

Our last days in Bharatpur we brought us delightful encounters with Knob-billed Ducks, Red-crested Pochards, Eurasian Wigeons, Northern Shovelers, Gadwalls, Cotton Pygmy-geese, and Garganeys.

This birding trip to Bharatpur was an absolute delight. The bountiful diversity of avian species and our company's collective expertise made it an unforgettable experience for Sarinda. So, if you're passionate about birds, make sure to add Bharatpur to your bucket list! Happy birding, folks!


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