Purple Herons at Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur
With a connection (even though slight) to two famous
Hindu epic of India, Ramayana and Mahabharata, Bharatpur could have
been very well a religious site. Though it is not so. The city of
Bharatpur has little to offer apart from a famous bird sanctuary and a
The sanctuary has a magnetic effect on the bird lovers while the fort invariably draws the scholars and history lovers. For simple tourists, both these places are hugely delightful. Rambling around in the park and the fort, a feeling of oneness with nature and culture descends upon the tourists. Also, away from the hustle bustle of big cities, it is time to get connected to oneself and hear the voices of soul. The clear sky and cool breezes facilitates every effort in this direction. The tranquility felt is refreshing and the joy after that raises the spirit. The localites have their own interesting stories to narrate and listening to them is a good passtime.
Bharatpur's close proximity to the Taj City, Agra also makes it one of the most visited destinations in the country. The eastern gateway to Rajasthan opens up an entire state for visitors to explore - a state that is soaked in historical legends of courage and romance, colourful festivals and religious fervour.
A trip worth undertaking.
|Bharatpur Sanctuary - The Royal Home of Migratory Birds - By Girwar Singh
I sat on a cliff near the pond and soon the pond was fueled with birds bathing in the cold water.......