Bharatpur ExcursionBharatpur profile and how The Birder's Inn is the perfect base for excursions around Bharatpur to expand your wildlife itinerary.
Bund Baretha (38 Km)
A beautiful dam site 38 km west of Bharatpur, Bund Baretha offers excellent views over a massive reservoir. The wetlands are home to many waders and it is not uncommon to sight some species not found inside the park. You can walk to the old Maharaja's palace and coupled with a scenic sunset, it makes for a good day visit.
Deeg (39 Km)
Deeg was once the colourful summer resort of the rulers of Bharatpur and their second capital city. Displaying a trait shared by the Dresser Crab and the Magpie Robin, the Jat rulers pilfered an assortment of riches to beautify the palaces of Deeg. They ransacked victorious Mughal armies returning from battle, took away a cannon and precious inlay stones from Agra's Red Fort and even a whole fountain system from the Red Fort at Delhi.
Day Visit to Agra & Fatehpur Sikri
Agra, just 55 km away from Bharatpur, is home to the world's most famous Monument of Love, the Taj Mahal. Together with the Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri (22 Km), it makes for an excellent day trip. At Sikri, you can see Buland Darwaza, the highest gateway in India, the well-preserved buildings and some of the best Mughal architecture.
The Chambal Sanctuary is an excellent place to see Gharials, Gangetic Dolphins and perhaps the world's largest population of the Indian Skimmer. A motorboat ride on the Chambal river offers a closer look at several other bird species and is extremely rewarding for exploring the region's rich flora and fauna.
Jaipur (175 Km)
The Pink City of Jaipur holds tourist treasures like the Amer Fort, Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jantar Mantar and several temples, forts and museums. Apart from an elephant ride up to the fort's ramparts, we can also arrange a cultural tour of Rajasthan's rich folk arts, cuisine and shopping for souvenirs. A longer stay on the outskirts might yield wildlife sightings like blackbuck and chats, larks, pipits among other bird species.
Ranthambhore (240 Km)
Ranthambhore is easily the best place in India to sight and photograph tigers. We can arrange a trip to Ranthambhore National Park including all arrangements like transport, accommodation, game safaris and the best guides.
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