In an ambitious project, JDA has developed a 3800 Sq. Mts.( buffer area is 5 acres) valley in Simriti Ban on JLN Marg, Jaipur as a habitat for 46 species of commonly found butterflies. The area, some 100 mts below JLN Marg, has been planted with 80 varieties of big and small host plants. The area has some 900 trees and treated waste water is regularly sprayed on them to keep the moisture in the area high.They have developed waterfalls and ponds decorated with stones brought in from Nathdwara and Haridwar. So come February you need to visit the Butterfly Valley with your camera for a date with the fast vanishing delicate creatures.
Butterfly valley in Simriti Ban,JLN Marg,Jaipur
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Keoladev National Park is the official name of the Ghana Bird Sanctuary in Bharatpur, Rajasthan. The national park is named after a Lord Shiv temple in the park by the same name & ‘Ghana’ refers to dense forest cover. It is spread over 29 sq.kms. Prince Harbhanji of Morvi State in Gujarat developed the area as a duck hunting preserve for the Maharaja of Bharatpur in his tenure as an administrator of Bharatpur in 1899. He actively had constructed bandhs & dykes to hold water to create marshes to attract the birds from far & near. The Bharatpur Maharaja handed over the sanctuary to the Rajasthan Government in 1956 to be run as a bird sanctuary & it was declared a National Park in 1981 & a Word Heritage Site in 1985 by UNESCO.
TIME LINE (Click to enlarge to read)
THE BAG & THE GUNS (Click to enlarge to read)
Anytime is a good time to visit the park because there is some or the other activity going on in the park.
From July to September The water fowls are nesting & breeding.
From October To February Migratory birds are arriving.
From March to June Resident birds are nesting & breeding.
The sanctuary is near the Golden Triangle of Jaipur-Delhi-Agra so is very well connected by road & rail while the nearest airports are Jaipur & Agra & Delhi.
According to the official records there are diverse species of water fowl, plants, mammals, fish,snakes, lizards,geckos,turtles, butterflies & other various life forms. But first & foremost it teems with birds & their call. 374 species of birds have been recorded.
The park is open from 6am to 6 pm. You have various option in how you visit the park. You can hire a cycle rickshaw to take you around the park (The driver doubles up as a guide too) or cycles, tongas & naturalist guides or electric van for big groups.
ENTRANCE TO THE PARK & THE CYCLE RICKSHAW STAND
POND HERON-PADDY BIRD
PADDY BIRD IN FLIGHT
BOMBAY NATURAL HISTORY SOCIETY (BNHS)
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