A 55 kilometer drive from Agra, in the town of Bharatpur in the eastern part of Rajasthan lies the Keoladeo Ghana National Park, a rich avian sanctuary, probably the finest in Asia.It boasts of an extensive variety of avian species, some of which are difficult to find in other parts of the world. The warm climate and the inviting terrain of Bharatpur, is populated every year in winter months by the rare Siberian cranes. Bharatpur also has some structures, which tell the story of its royal past. The marvelous Bharatpur Palace houses a rich repository of ancient artifacts dating back to the early 15th Century. A visit to Bharatpur surely promises an inevitable tryst with both nature and history!