Rs. 70 per hour the charges of an authorized cycle-rickshaw at Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur. The one with yellow plate are the authorized cycle-rickshaws. Name and their authorized cycle-rickshaw number is written on the plate. More than 100 authorized cycle-rickshaws are there in the park. I requested for one and the hotel owner arranged one. Early morning cycle-rickshaw was at our hotel gate and late evening hours I was dropped at the hotel gate. What better than this.
Sound Knowledge about the park, birds, animals is the best about the rickshaw-puller. Almost a guide having knowledge of foreign language as well. Forest department provide training to rickshaw pullers. All birds and animal images with names you see at my blog was shared by the rickshaw puller.
Kadam Kunj is deep inside the park which maybe not visited frequently by visitors. Only via cycle or by foot one can reach. Rickshaw-puller parked his rickshaw and took us by foot. About one km walking distance. And while returning towards main gate he again stopped and we walked to see python.
Other than authorized cycle-rickshaw I saw few tourist with cycle. Another good option if you are in a group or two at-least. Car, Motorcycle are not allowed deep inside the park. The only best option is authorized cycle-rickshaw or cycle. I also saw tourist conveyance van inside the park. But I suggest sight seeing by an authorized cycle-rickshaw is one of the best at Keoladeo National Park. Due to authorized cycle-rickshaw wala knowledge was enhanced and I was able to watch White-eared Bulbul, Grey Heron, Green Bee-eater, Painted Stork, Pair of Sambar Deer, White-browed Bulbul, Red-tailed Lizard, Pond Heron, Monitor Lizard, Large Egret, Night Heron, Spparow Hawk Bird, Spotted Owl, Lesser Whistling Ducks, Blue Bull and more..