Benefits of Off-season Travel to Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan

Birds of Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan

April to September is Off-season.

October to March is season.

Tourist suggest December and January is the best time to visit Keoladeo National Park but what if one is busy during those months?

I decided to visit during off season (September – after the rainy-season) and as per personal experience it was a fruitful visit. The park was lush green and good amount of water was present everywhere.

Laughing Dove, Green Bee-eater, Indian Roller, Red-vented Bulbul, Brahminy Starling, Rose-ringed Parakeet, Spotted Deer, Black Drango, Pond Heron, Little Egret, Little Cormorant, White-breasted Kingfisher, Painted Stork, Large Egret, Snake Bird, Tiger Butterfly, Magpie-Robin, White-eared Bulbul, Oil Beetle, Black-shouldered Kite and many more birds, Migratory birds and animals I saw during morning and evening visits.

Knowledge was enhanced. Thanks to authorized Cycle-Rickshaw puller.

And the question:

Off-season one day tour for one person at Keoladeo National Park cost?

  • Rickshaw fare from Bharatpur Railway Station to Saras Circle?

I paid Rs. 50 as Rickshaw fare from Bharatpur Railway Station to Saras circle though rickshaw puller was asking for Rs. 80. The hotel owner intervened and Rs. 50 I paid.

The distance between Bharatpur Railway Station to Saras circle is approx. 5 km. Most of the hotels and guest houses are near by Saras circle. Keoladeo National Park is approx. 1 km from Saras circle.

  • Hotel Room Reservation (One Night Non AC): Rs. 1000 (breakfast complimentary)
  • Keoladeo National Park Entry Fee: Rs. 100

(Rs. 50 per visit for an Indian. Twice I visited park)

  • Authorized Cycle-Rickshaw : Rs. 420

(Rs. 70 per hour. I did three hour morning and three hour evening tour)

  • Refreshment at Canteen: Rs. 60
  • Lunch, Dinner per day: Rs. 300
  • Auto Fare from Saras Circle to Bharatpur Railway Station?

Rs. 60 I paid as Auto fare (Solo booking. No sharing) from Saras Circle to Bharatpur Railway Station.

Rupees One Thousand Nine Hundred and Ninety approx. all inclusive was the total budget for Off-season one day tour for one person at Keoladeo National Park.

Note: Train reservation/bus ticket will be extra if you are coming from other city or State.

Benefits: The park was less crowded. Only Photographers and few tourists with cycles/cycle-rickshaws were present.

If you visit during season hotel tariff are little high and park is with more tourists and with little more birds for sure.

But what I want to say is: After rains and just before season visiting Keoladeo National Park is also a good option. I saw many many birds and cost per day I find budget one specially hotel room rates are cheaper for sure. What say?

Will try to tour one day during season to know the exact difference.