Freedom is a funny thing. You only get to appreciate it once you don’t have it. The more you fight for it, the more you crave it.
How does freedom feel like?
To me, it is – spreading my wings & flying high with nothing to control me or pull me back. The sky is then mine and it’s limitless. Why do I feel like that way? Well, I am awed every time I see a flock of pigeons taking a flight together. The sheer sound of many wings fluttering at the same time is music to my ears and my brain interprets it ‘freedom’.
Perhaps this is why I keep going to Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, now called Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur, Rajasthan.
The last time I visited the national park, I met my alter ego, the lazy python who wouldn’t move its position for hours. This time around, it was more of beautiful, cackling birds who were merrily chirping, tweeting with occasional shrieks.
Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is one of the top most bird sanctauries in the world – home to most resident & migratory birds including Siberian crane.
The best part about the park is its tour – you take a long walk on a straight road with either side full of birds, waterlands, marshes, vegetation, shrubs, trees, mounds and open water bodies. Here are a few glimpses of my last visit to the park. If this doesn’t motivate you to park yourself in the sanctuary, I don’t know what will. 🙂
It’s good to leave the company of human beings sometimes specially when the company you are going to get is this amazing. Do visit Bharatpur & enjoy this amazing sight. You can club your trip with Taj Mahal, Agra & Fatehpur Sikri.
All pictures were clicked by my husband who doesn’t believe in picture editing.