It was last weekend and weather was tempting. I so wished for a memorable weekend trip. Wishes do come true when you try with all your resources. Thus happened my trip to Bharatpur.
Bharatpur is just 180 Km from my place. The place is famous for Keoladeo National Park ( A UNESCO’s World Heritage Site). It lies on the Golden Tourism Triangle of Delhi–Jaipur–Agra and hence a large number of national and international tourists visit Bharatpur every year.
We booked a 3* hotel ‘The Bagh’ in Bharatpur and checked in Saturday afternoon. We were told that the bird sanctuary closes at 5:30 pm. So we opted to visit the sanctuary the next morning. Saturday evening was spent in the hotel. Far from my imagination, the hotel itself housed a number of birds. Peacocks. Peahens. Wild cocks and hens.
Amidst forest bliss, Bharatpur is a visual treat everywhere. Calm and serene. The only voice you’d hear is the chattering Of birds:)
Sunday was the day:)
We started off at 7 in the morning. Equipped with our cameras and binoculars. (Later we found that our low power binoculars were of no use in watching far-off birds)
It was our first visit to a Bird Sanctuary, we were excited beyond limits;)
At the entrance of Keoladeo National Park, there were rickshaws and bicycles 🚴 for hiring. We realised that exploring the 5 kilometre place without a conveyance was not possible. We hired a guide who was equipped with a powerful telescope. The magical journey to the Bird Sanctuary began:)
The Bird Park being natural habitat of birds, is the witness to natural activities birds are engaged in. How birds pray, how birds sleep, how birds perch and how birds take flights. The movement of birds was so beautiful that I couldn’t take my eyes off them. Thanks to our guide, we could watch and click distant birds. The guide was so talented that he could spot the birds with their chirps!
Sharing some beautiful pics with you:)