Band Baretha wildlife sanctuary is an old wildlife reserve of the rulers of Bharatpur. In 1866 Maharaja Jaswant Singh, started construction of dam on Kakund River, which was finished by Maharaja Ram Singh in 1897. About 200 square kms of area surrounding the dam was declared as wildlife sanctuary in 1985.
Band Baretha is a bird watcher’s paradise because of over 200 species of birds, including the elusive Black Bittern. The sanctuary also has wild animals like Nilgai, Leopard, Wolf, Brock, Wild Boar, Chital etc.
Band Baretha Wildlife Sanctuary Location on Map
Band Baretha is located in Bayana Tehsil of Bharatpur district and is about 50kms from Kailadevi National Park.
Nearby Places to See:
- Basant Darbar Palace
- Timan Garh Fort in Karauli District
- Fatehpur Sikri
- Kailadevi National Park