As far as wildlife is concerned, the Indian peninsula is a continent in itself where the sheer diversity of the wildlife astounds you with more than 350 species of mammals and 1200 avifauna species in the country.
The people want to do only one thing in the cities during the summers – they want to get away from it. They want a cool getaway in India itself where they can have some respite from the scorching heat of the plains.
This is one of the most famous water-bird sanctuaries in the World. The Keoladeo Ghana National Park attracts migratory birds from all over the world including Siberia and China. This national park in Rajasthan is a winter retreat for over 400 species of birds, which also includes the famed and rare Siberian cranes. The attraction of migratory birds to the Keoladeo Ghan National Park is a result of the shallow, fresh water marsh that is found here.
Bird enthusiasts will have great time watching the varied species of birds that are found here and these include herons, pelicans, egrets, cranes, duck, geese, flamingos, paradise flycatchers, parakeets, darters, kingfishers, shrikes, orioles, eagles, harriers, blue jays, cormorants, egrets, spoonbills, ibises, and painted storks. You can also take a mesmerizing boat ride in the artificial lake that is at the centre park.
Blackbucks, chitals, neelgais, fishing cats, mongooses, otters, sambhars etc are some of the animals that are found in the Keoladeo Ghana National Park.