Nothing could be more perfect than an early morning long drive. Last week, we went to Bharatpur, which is a small town in Rajasthan, 200 km away from Delhi. It is well known for the world-famous Ghana bird sanctuary. You just need 24 hours to explore every nook and corner of Bharatpur.
Delhi to Bharatpur drive
We started driving at 6:30 AM in the morning and stopped after an hour on Yamuna expressway for breakfast and coffee. Luckily, they have one Starbucks. After an hour-long break, we started again at 8:30AM and reached to Bharatpur at 11AM.
We stayed in a small property called Regenta resorts, which is located near to the Bird Sanctuary. The resort looks like a haveli from outside with modern interior. After relaxing for an hour we went to ‘Birders Inn’ for the lunch which was just 2 km away from our resort. Try their Chola sabzi with miss roti.
Street Food tasting in Bharatpur
Later in the evening, we went out to explore the local market and then tried the street food nearby Laxman Temple. There is one old shop near Laxman Mandir, which sells amazing khurchan. Khurchan is a type of Indian sweet which is prepared by cooking milk, sugar and ghee together for long hours. Also, you can buy sweets from Anand Swaroop Gazak Waale.
Early Morning Bird Sanctuary Visit
Next morning, we reached Ghana bird sanctuary at 6:30AM, which was 2 km away from our resort. Bird sanctuary opens around 5AM in the morning and it is advisable to visit early in the morning. An adult ticket costs around 91 INR and you can even hire bicycles and rickshaws at a nominal price. We reached the Keoladev Mandir point and climbed the tower to witness the greenery around us. Before beginning our return journey, we had chai from the canteen located adjacent to Mandir.
Breakfast in Bharatpur
After the long morning walk, we went to Devi Ram Kachori Wala for our breakfast. This shop sells kachori and kadi for an unbelievable price tag of Rs 2. Yes, you read it right. After getting ready, we packed our bags and started our journey back to Delhi.
It was a quick and short weekend trip. Best time to visit the bird sanctuary is from November to February. So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags for some bird-watching this weekend.