In the southwest of the peninsular state of Gujarat, lies the 116 square-mile sanctuary created to protect the last wild population of lion outside Africa. The Gir is a mixed deciduous forest with teak, flame of the forest, some acacia and banyan trees. It is a hilly tract with many rivers and offers long pleasant drives of beauty. Since 1913 when the lion population fell drastically to just 20 animals, the numbers have increased to around 239 (1985 census). The Asiatic lion is slightly smaller than its African cou... read more
Keoladeo National Park
Area : 232sq.km/2,873 hectares
Established : 1956 as a bird sanctuary, 1981 as a national park
About Keoladeo National Park:
The Keoladeo Ghana National Park or Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary lies between two of India's most historic cities, Agra and Jaipur. This north Indian sanctuary is situated in the country's northwestern state of Rajasthan, about 190 km from the national capital of Delhi.
The name Keoladeois derived from the name of an ancient Hindu temple devoted to Lord Shiva i... read more
Location : Bharatpur, Rajasthan
Nearest Access : Bharatpur
Main Wildlife Found : Sambar, Chital, Nilgai, Boar, Migratory Birds
Coverage Area : 29-sq-kms
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About Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary
One of the finest bird parks in the world, Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary (Keoladeo Ghana National Park) is a reserve that offers protection to faunal species as well. Nesting indigenous water- birds as well as migratory water birds and waterside birds, this sanctuary is also... read more
The Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary is located in Bharatpur, in an Indian state of Rajasthan. It is just 176 Kms away from the capital city, Delhi, and is easily accessible by the visitors. Keoladeo was declared 1956 as a Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary 1956 a national park in 1981.
The Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary is more commonly known as the Bhartapur Bird Sanctuary. Keoladeo has a lake spread over an area of 28.73 kms, this was created by the Maharaja of Bgaratpurin the 19th century. Since then this lake is th... read more
Located in the centre of the famous Lohagarh Fort, the Bharatpur Museum houses a rich collection of archaeological wealth of the nearby areas as well as from the old Bharatpur State.
The huge palatial building Kachahari kalan, once the administrative block of the rulers of Bharatpur state, was converted into a Museum in 1944 AD. Later on, the Kamra Khas (personal chamber) building on the first floor was added to the museum. It exhibits sculptures found during the escavation of old villages e.g. Noh, Mallah, Bare... read more
Lohagarh fort or the Iron fort was built in the early 18th century by the Jat ruler, Maharaja Suraj Mal. It is believed that it took nearly twenty years for the fort to be completed. The construction work of the fort started in the year 1730 when Maharaja Badan Singh, the father of Maharaja Surajmal was the ruler of Bharatpur. By the time the construction work of the fort got completed in the year 1750, Maharaja Surajmal had taken over the throne. It is said that since its inception, Iron Fort was never invaded.
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Deeg in the 18th century, was the capital of Jat rulers. Located at a distance of around 35 kms from the main city, Deeg Fort in Bharatpur is one of the major attractions of the city. The central citadel, set up in 1730 is square in layout and stands on a slightly raised ground. The whole monument is encircled by a shallow wide moat. The protective walls are 8 km in circumference pierced by 10 gateways and studded with 72 bastions. The gateway to the fort is protected with anti-elephant strikes. Housing some of th... read more