“Golden opportunity to stay inside forest”! The sign post inside the park indicating the direction to the state-run hotel located inside the Keoladeo National Park.
Bharatpur has may decent hotels,lodges and guesthouses. The ones that are aimed at the visitors to Keoladeo National Park are located close to the park’s vicinity. Most of them are named after some avian themes, anything from pelican to peacock to sunbird. Now you chose. For the uncompromising birdists there’s even a state run hotel within the premises of the park.
If you intend to tour the park over many days, select one located very close to the park. You can easily reach the park soon it is opens for visitors early in the morning. That’s especially meaningful as the bird life is hectic early in the morning and in the evening.
In other words stay at a place that is a short walk from the park. The budget varies anything from Rs 500 ( USD 10) for a reasonably decent accommodation to Rs 4000 (USD 80) for an upscale hotel room.
A row of hotels by the side of the highway near Keoladeo National Park. At the far end is the Saras Hotel Junction where the state run Saras hotel is located. This is also the point where you get dropped, if coming by bus from Agra side.
Like the bird season, the prices too fluctuate according to the demand. The lean period is April-September. The main season is October-March.
A great deal of hotels in Bharatpur are located on the road along the edge of the Keoladeo National Park (Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary).
If you are travelling by bus from Katehpur Sikri, you can get down at the junction where the state RTDC Hotel Saras is located. This is a decent in expensive option to stay near the park.
Birder's Inn , Hotel Sunbird and Hoel Park View are right next to part entrance.
Laxmi Vilas Palace palace run by the Bharatur royal family is by far the most luxurious accommodation around the park. This sprawling heritage hotel is located about 3km east of the park.
Bharatpur Forest Lodge (ITDC Hotel Bharatpur Ashok) is the only hotel located right inside the park.
Jungle Lodge, Falcon Guest House, Evergreen Guest House, Spoonbill Hotel & Restaurant, Hotel Eagles's Nest, Hotel Pratap Palace , all are located in a row from the Saras Hotel junction leading to the park's entrance.
During the days of Akbar, the most prominent of the Mughal emperors, Fatehpur Sikri was the capital of Mughal India. However after his death the city had been abandoned. Fatehpur Sikri carries that eerie look even today!