Hotel Sunbird is at a walking distance from the world-renowned Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary and is also known as Keoladeo Ghana National Park. It is an ideal resort for bird watchers and naturalists alike. This Sanctuary plays host to over 200 residential and migratory avian. It is surely a once-in-a-lifetime experience for both kids and adults. The owners are both wildlife enthusiasts and all are always ready to offer their assistance to the guests. The rooms are well furnished and comfort-oriented with a spectacular view and ambience. The staff is courteous and well trained. The property itself also sports a large sitting area built in the large gardens.
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Places to visit in Bharatpur
Keoladeo Ghana National Park: Formally known as Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, has over 360 species of migratory and residential birds. It is walking distance from the property. It was declared a protected sanctuary in 1971 and is a World Heritage Site. It is man-made and man-managed. Spread over 29 km, the reserve is locally known as Ghana and is covered in woodlands, swamps and wetlands. It has over 366 species of birds, 50 species of fish, 13 species of snakes and 379 species of plants, among other diverse flora and fauna. It was popular for Siberian cranes who used to use this Park in the winter. However, they are now extinct.
Lohagarh Fort: Lohagarh Fort was built by Jaat rulers of Bharatpur. This Fort withstood countless attacks by British forces led by Lord Lake in 1805. It has 2 gates. The one in the North is known as Ashtdhatu and the south gate is known as Chowburja. Lohagarh Fort is also home to the famous Government Museum Palace. The collection in the museum comprises of miniature paintings on peepal leaves, terracotta items, old coins, inscriptions and local art. It was transformed into a museum in 1944.
Deeg: A town in Bharatpur District, it is situated 30 km from Bharatpur and hosts the famous Deeg Fort, which is open from 9 am to 5 pm, except on Fridays, and is now a luxurious resort.
Gopal Bhavan: It was built in 1760 in Deeg and is located on the banks of Gopal Sagar Lake. It has breath-taking architecture, beautifully manicured lawns and fabulous views.
Suraj Bhavan: It is a part of a group of beautiful pavilions built in the lawns of the Deeg Palace, at the behest of the erstwhile Jaat rulers. It is an ideal place for visitors to experience authentic Rajasthan architecture.
Nand Bhavan: Used by the Jaat royalty as a wrestling arena, it is a large audience hall built in the 18th century within the Deeg Palace.
Chambal: The National Chambal Sanctuary is home to the Indian Maggar or Garhiyal, and the highly endangered species, the Gangetic dolphins. Visitors can head towards the Mela Kothi, a large heritage plantation expanding over 25 acres. A tour safari takes you through the expanse, letting you bear witness to the abundant wildlife and greenery which can be seen.
From Bharatpur, visitors can visit the nearby Fatehpur Sikri, Agra and the world-Famous Taj Mahal.
Best time to visit: October – March.
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