Keoladeo National Park
India is known for its diversity in climate, vegetation and culture. There are deserts in India as well as snow capped Himalayas, coastal areas, plateaus and hill stations. Rajasthan is one of the heritage states in India and there is much to see here. Bharatpur in Rajasthan is located 55 km from Agra and 35 km from Mathura. It is most popular for its Keoladeo National Park, also known as Keoladeo Ghana National Park. It is a man made bird sanctuary and is included in UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. It was established about 250 years ago. People who visit Keoladeo National Park also visit other important places in Bharatpur including forts, palaces and museums. You have to stay for a few days here to fully enjoy your visit.
Laxmi Niwas Hotel is a heritage Hotel in Bharatpur that provides you a fine accommodation as well as sightseeing facilities. We arrange sightseeing trips to Keoladeo National Park and other important places in and around Bharatpur for the guests in groups or separately. The national park is a home to more than 230 birds, including native birds as well as the migratory birds. Migratory birds include water birds also and are seen during the months from October to February, when they reach here to escape from the severe cold. It is a breeding ground for herons, storks and cormorants. Migrant ducks are found in plenty during the winter times. The park is open from 6.00 am to 6.00 pm on all days of the week. The entry fee is Rs.25 per person.
For those who prefer to stay near the National park, Laxmi Niwas Palace is an excellent choice. Our hotel is a Premium Heritage hotel in India and offer all luxuries and comforts to the guests. The hotel is only 7.5 km from the National Park and therefore easily accessible from here. The Keoladeo National Park is one of the favorite destinations for the ornithologists. The park was once a place where the Maharajas went for duck-shooting. Later, in 1971, it was declared as a protected sanctuary. It got its name from the Keoladeo Temple in the park, dedicated to Lord Siva.
The park is a combination of woodlands, woodland swamps, dry grasslands and wetlands. Other than diverse species of birds, there are about 50 species of fish, various species of lizards, amphibians and turtles, 13 species of snakes and also a large species of invertebrates. It is also home to near about 379 floral species. In the northeast part of the park there are forests with trees like kalam or kadam, jamun and babul. The aquatic vegetation here is the main source of food for the water fowls. Out of the 10 turtles that are seen in Rajasthan, you may find 7 species in the park. By staying at Laxmi Niwas Palace, the Premium heritage hotel in Rajasthan, you will enjoy sightseeing as a comfortable and luxurious stay.