Appeal for action on Keoladeo Ghana National Park, Bharatpur

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#46 Jan 14th, 2007, 19:51
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Politics is still playing a part in the ruination of this amazing park!!
The water can be easily released from a dam for the park but political shennanigins have ensured that it isn't. The pipline may be a pipe dream I fear. And for every year the park remains dry the chances of it's survival diminish. Even the once plentiful local birds in the surrounding forests have seen a drop in numbers, as food becomes scarce due to lack of water!!

A great shame!!

I'm so happy I seen it once at it's best!! Wonderful park and one of the very few where you can just walk around.
#47 Jan 23rd, 2007, 21:02
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I had been Bharatpur Dec last week,its so sad,the common resident birds also missing .....anyone wana see birds on the way to Bharatpur from Mathura to Bharatpur spotted many birds..
Meike :yes you can spot Sarus Crane on the fields.

Here is few birds from that trip.
http://www.pbase.com/rrathika/bharatpur2006
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The sad state of Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary

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Here is an interesting blog on the matter......
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Thanks for sharing.
#51 Feb 28th, 2007, 23:53
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Sad stories about Keoladeo.
I've seen the parc, in its full glory in 2002, and it was like an oasis in hectic India.
I've seen it again in 2005...what a loss.
It's never repairable, I fear.
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that is so sad. is the earth disposable? are humans?
#53 Mar 2nd, 2007, 02:44
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We sure are treating the earth as a disposable commodity and taking it for granted.
Has anyone here seen "An Inconvenient Truth". Powerful documentary!
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I visited Bharatpur last week and don't have much to add to the bird/water situation. However I enjoyed spending the morning there, it was very peaceful. Rickshaw drivers were very persistent but I guess that's understandable because due to lack of tourists they're losing their business. Hopefully there will be a good monsoon this year and the situation will change for better.
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damn, maybe I should abondon my plans to go on Monday?
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Keoladeo National Park

Any current information on the "drought" condition of Keoladeo this year?
Is it still pretty bad or have things improved?
Still plan on visiting in Nov just would like to know what to expect regarding birds.
#57 Sep 2nd, 2008, 17:38
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Question Keoladeo current sitation 2008?

Hello to all,

I am thinking about travelling to Keoladeo National Park in October - is it possible to already tell whether the situation this year is any better than in last years?

Thanks a lot for your help,
looking forward to your answers.

Cheers,
Ken
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#58 Dec 9th, 2008, 23:15
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We visited Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary, Bharatpur, Rajasthan on 3rd Dec 08. The sanctuary is full with water now due to good moonsoon. The condition has been improved a lot in comparison to that of last couple of years. We could locate good amount of beautiful birds and enjoyed the Sanctuary tour.
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I am planning to go there this weekend, could any one confirm how is the road condition from Mathura.

Thanks!
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Road to Bharatpur

Hey everyone,

The road from Delhi to Bharatpur is good and the drive will take 3 to 4 hours. The exact distance is 182 kms from Nehru Place to Bharatpur Sanctuary.

On the way from Delhi, at one point beyond Mathura, you get off the NH2 and have to travel for around 30 kms on a state road. This road is narrow but still in okay condition. The journey is slowed down because the road passes through villages and cattle, children etc are crossing the road.

The worst stretch is of around 2 kms at a railway crossing. This is when you are around 7-8 kms from Bharatpur. The road is under construction and there is total chaos. For some unimaginable reason the railway crossing is wide enough just for 2 vehicles to pass each other with difficulty. Idiots who do not want to stick to their lane will cause bottlenecks here. Also the so-called "road" on either side of this railway crossing is a mud affair with no effort to make it somewhat smooth.

Bottlenecks:
Delhi-Faridabad border with loads of cycle-rickshaws, trucks, state buses etc.
Railway crossing beyond Mathura- 7-8 kms from Bharatpur

Have a great trip.

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