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Keoladeo National Park
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Type of site: Natural
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Date of Inscription: 1985
Location: Asia, India, State of Rajasthan, 50 km west of Agra
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Description: Keoladeo National Park, though formerly functioned as a duck-hunting reserve (Maharajas), is one of the main wintering areas for scores of aquatic birds from Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, China and Siberia. To date 364 species of birds have been recorded in the park; among them even the rare Siberian crane. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available. For 360 degree imaging of this site, click here.
  The Keoladeo National Park or Keoladeo Ghana National Park formerly known as the Bhartpur Bird Sanctuary in Rajasthan, India is a famous avifauna sanctuary that sees (or saw) thousands of rare and highly endangered birds such as the Siberian Crane come here during the winter season. Over 230 species of birds are known to have made the National Park their home. It is also a major tourist centre with scores of ornithologists arriving here in the hibernal season. It was declared a protected sanctuary in 1971. It is also a declared World Heritage Site. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. For 360 degree imaging of this site, click here.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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