Keoladeo Ghana National Park, a popular bird sanctuary and national park, is named amongst the world’s significant breeding and feeding grounds for birds. During monsoons when over one-third of the park gets submerged, the park is a home to more than 360 species within an area of 29 sq km. Aquatic birds from Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, China and Siberia find this marshland patchwork ideal for their migration as a wintering area. During 1850s, Keoladeo emerged as a royal hunting reserve for maharajas who continued to fill their dining tables with fresh game until as late as 1965. Keoladeo became a national park in 1982. The admission to the park will cost Rs. 55 and Rs. 400 to Indian nationals and foreigners respectively. Visitors need to pay an additional Rs. 400 for using video cameras. The park is open at 6am-6pm during Apr—Sep and 6.30am—5pm during Oct—March.