Getting around Taj | Eco Tourism
Taj Nature Walk (Dist. 9.5 Kms.): A beautiful natural forest-cover spreading over an area of 70 hectares, just 500 mts away from the Eastern Gate of Taj Mahal. An excellent view of the Taj is available from the different species are also seen here.Entry Fee for Foreigners Rs. 50/- Child Rs. 5/- Visiting Hrs. Summer 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Winter 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sur Sarovar (Keetham Lake) (Dist.23 Kms.): Sur Sarovar was declared a Bird Sanctuary in 1991.It is today a home to more than 126 species of migratory and resident birds.Initially covering an area of 4.03 sq. Kms. it has been expanded to an impressive area of 7.83 sq.Kms.dotted with small islands.Entrance Fees for Indians Rs.30/- and for Foreigners Rs. 350/-For more details please contact Dy.Conservator of Forest National Chambal Sanctuary Project, Agra Ph.:0562-2530091
Patna Bird Sanctuary (Dist. 57 Kms):Emerging like an oasis in the arid zone of Jalesar Taluq of Etah District, is the Patna Bird Sanctuary, spread over 108 hectares of land.This resort for migratory and local birds was given recognition as a protected sanctuary in the year 1991.Ornithologists have accounted for about 200 different species of exotic birds. Besides the migratory birds.Patna Bird Sanctuary, is a permanent abode for ocal birds also.An old and historic temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, attracts thousand of pilgrims for spiritualistic pursuits every year.
National Chambal Sancuary (NCS) (Dist. 80 Kms.):It is a 400 Km stretch of the river Chambal with a swathe of ravines on both sides. granted protected area status in 1979 to help revive Ghariyal population..It is an IUCN Category IV(Manages Nature Reserve)Sanctuary which is a home for Dolphins, Ghariyals, Marsh crocodiles ,Turtles and about 311 species of birds.