The Keoladeo National Park, also known as the Keoladeo Ghana National Park, was formerly known as the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. The park plays host to a large number of migratory birds during the winters. An estimated number of 230 species of birds have made the Keoladeo National Park their home.
The park was declared as a protected zone in 1971 and has also been included in the list of World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. The Keoladeo National Park is man-made and was earlier used as a hunting ground for waterfowls. Today, the reserve protects the town of Bharatpur from floods, provides grazing ground for cattle and is home to a number of wild animals and birds.
The Keoladeo National Park is one of the richest bird sanctuaries in the world and hence attracts a large number of wildlife enthusiasts, ornithologists and tourists from all over the world.