Showing posts with label Keoldeo Ghana National Park. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Keoldeo Ghana National Park. Show all posts

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Day 7 -- Jaipur to Agra via Bharatpur

05:45 AM We started early from our hotel, the plan was to spend the whole day in Keoldeo National Park, Bharatpur and then reach Agra for the night.
08:15 AM Reached Keoldeo National Park Bharatpur.

Finally, we left the park around 5pm. Since we hadn't had any lunch, we stopped at this pizza place just outside the park.
The place serves  reasonably good pizza. Here is my review of the place.
6:30 PM We started from Bharatpur towards Agra. There was huge traffic jam on the toll gate just outside of Bharatpur. No management was in place. It took 20 minutes to get out of that toll gate.

8:15 PM Reached The Gateway hotel in Agra. Here is my review of the hotel.

Monday, 13 January 2014

Christmas 2013, Rajasthan Road Trip, Day #9 of 12 -- Keoldeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary and Fatehpur Sikri

We decided to visit the Bird Sanctuary once more. Actually to do justice to bird sanctuary one needs around three complete days. But we decided to just live with two half days. Here is a slideshow of birds that I saw on the second day.
2:30 PM Left for Fatehpur Sikri

3:00 PM Reached Fatehpur Sikri. As soon as you approach the area with monuments you will come across a large parking. You are supposed to park your vehicle there and then take a bus to monuments.
One needs to be careful here. There are people pretending to be guides who will offer to help you take you car right up to monuments. The problem is that these are not authorised guides and they can only take you to the Dargah. They are not allowed into the palace because that is ASI monument and only ASI accredited guides are allowed there. Also these people would make sure that you spend too much time in dargah while the palace etc. have more things to see. So my advice is that do not take any guide from the parking below and take the bus. In any case the walk is around 1 Kilometre.
Royal Gate to Dargah

Building below which anarkali is supposed to have escaped from



Gate from inside




People selling artifacts

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Christmas 2013, Rajasthan Road Trip, Day #8 of 12 -- Jaipur to Bharatpur

10:03 AM We left the hotel towards Bharatpur.

10:24 AM Stopped at a petrol station to fill up. The reason that I mention this is that this was the pump which first time in my life offered tea while I was filling up my car and insisted on me taking it.

11:20 AM Crossed Dausa city.
I found the drive after Dausa very scenic. The highway is lined up with mustard fields on both the side of the road, the road quality is good and traffic is comparatively low.

2:30 PM We reached the Hotel. We had booked in Hotel Surya Vilas Palace on the Bharatpur Agra road. My review of the hotel is here.
We had lunch, got ready and went straight to the Bird Sanctuary. Keoldeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary is really a fantastic place. I liked it for multiple reasons. This being the season, there were a large number of migratory bird and one could see many of them coming. Unlike many other national parks where one is confined to you vehicle, this bird sanctuary is different. You can walk on trails and go around at your own pace.