Flock of myriad feathers...
By Ridhi Chhabra/Photo Feature
All photos by Ridhi Chhabra
Most of us love birds and have been keenly observing them at random in our localities, on wayside, on tree-tops, at the zoo or on television! Not many of us have cared to visit a bird sanctuary to admire these fine creations of nature in their pristine glory.
The Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary or Keoladeo Ghana National Park, formerly Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary houses over 300 varieties of birds along with some animals and rare flora and fauna.
You will need at least 4 to 5 hours to cover the entire 29 kms bird sanctuary, so do remember to hire a rickshaw (they are knowledgeable and double-up as guides), carry drinking water and you can be assured to catch the sights and sounds of the park at each step.
Just 215kms drive from Delhi or 56kms drive from Agra, it is ideal for bikers, trekkers and for birdwatchers.
Not only did I see some amazing parakeets, sparrows, ducks, pigeons, crows, peacocks, peahens, partridges but I saw from a close range the spotted deer, rabbits, squirells, rats, monkeys and snakes. The best time for a visit is in the winter months of northern India. These are some of the photos that I took on a summer afternoon.