Keoladeo in Feb. 2012

#1 Feb 25th, 2012, 22:48
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Is there water in keoladeo right now?

I have heard of some severe water shortage in the last years.
So how is it this year?
#2 Feb 25th, 2012, 23:30
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I recall the monsoon rains were insufficient last year, leading to a shortage of water in the man made lake at Bharatpur.
So we are now nearly into March where the bulk of migratory birds would have left anyway and what water there was would be receding or dried up completely.

However Andreas, if it's not difficult to fit with your travel plans, the park is still worth a couple of days.
There are a lot of local birds, jackal, jungle cats, python, cobras, porcupines, nilgai, and it's a quite pleasant place to be if you get of the metalled roads.
Take water and a packed lunch and you can leave the massed sounds of India behind for a while.
It also offers a easy way to see FatehPur Sikri and Deeg which are within a hour and a half of Bharatpur. by local bus.

The Iron Fort in Bharatpur is worth a evening stroll to get the photo and the bazaar is ubiquitous India.
#3 Feb 25th, 2012, 23:33
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Thanks for reply. I have been in Keoladeo long ago in Dec 1995. Has just been great. This year I'll around this area mid of April. Bit late for migrating bird, I know. Just want to know if it will worth it to go or not.
Know the other places you mentionned also.
#4 Feb 26th, 2012, 00:21
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I heard horror stories of water shortages and lack of birds before I went there in early April 2009, yet I came away very happy with what I saw. It's a wonderful place, forever in my heart.
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#5 Feb 26th, 2012, 09:27
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Water or no water the park deserves a visit for the calmness it provides.

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