The recent name Keoladeo, given to the Bharatpur Sanctuary is the name derived from an ancient Hindu temple, devoted to Lord Shiva, which stands at the centre of the park. The famous Bharatput Wildlife sanctuary is also known as the Ghana Wildlife Santuary. 'Ghana' means dense, referring to the thick forest, which used to cover the area.
Location: The Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, is located at distance of 2 km form the Bhartapur town in Rajasthan India.
Wildlife Attraction: Sambar, Chital, Nilgai, Boar, Migratory Birds.
Best Time to Visit: August-November for resident breeding birds and October- February for migrant birds.
How to Reach:
By Air: The nearest airport is situated at Agra, which is 56-kms from Bharatpur.
By Train: Regular rail services connect Bharatpur with all the major cities of India such as Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur and Agra. The Bharatpur railway station is 6 km from the park.
By Road: An excellent network of roadway services links Bharatpur to all the major cities of the Rajasthan and its neighbouring states like Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana.