Bharatpur Tourism Information
Bharatpur, the ‘Eastern Gateway to Rajasthan’ was founded in 1733, by Maharaja Suraj Mal. It was once an impregnable fortified city of the Mewat region. According to a legend, the city is named after Bharat, the brother of Lord Rama, who’s other Brother Laxman was worshipped as the family deity of the Bharatpur rulers. The city and the fort are said to be originally founded by Rustam, a jat of Sogariya clan. Maharaja Surajmal took over form khemkaran, the son of Rustam and established the empire. << Click to Book Your Tour Online>>
Keoladeo Ghana National Park
The ‘paradise’ for the avian world and pilgrimage for the bird lovers was declared a reserve for birds in 1956. The sanctuary gained National Park status in 1982 and UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Site in 1985. The park is named after the small shrines of Lord Keoladeo, an aspect of Shiva, located within a dense forest (Ghana). It sprawls over an area of 29 sq km of wetlands on the main North South avian route of India. There are over 375 species of beautiful birds, including water birds as well as migratory water birds and waterside birds. The sanctuary not only attracts birds from India but also from places like Europe, Siberia, China and Tibet. The migratory birds include species of Cranes, pelicans, geese, ducks, eagles, hawks, shanks, stints, wagtails, warblers, wheatears, flycatchers, larks etc.
The park remains busy all over the year with activities of the winged beauties, but the best time to visit is between August and November for resident birds and October to February for the migratory birds. Vehicles are permitted up to Shanti Kutir inside the park. The Electra Van of the forest department cab be engaged in the sanctuary. The best way to explore the park is on foot or bicycles which are available on hire. Cycle rickshaws and boats can also be hired. The park is also home to animals like, black buck, sambhar, sported deer and nilgai.
Lohagarh or the ‘Iron Fort’
This impregnable fort withstood four British attacks and frustrated them to no ends. Finally, Lord Lake, captured it in 1804. It is surrounded by a moat and has a number of fine monuments.
It is housed in the ‘Karma Khas’ within the fort and exhibits a rich collection of antiquities, exquisite sculptures and some ancient inscriptions.
Jawahar Burj and Fatch Burj
These monuments inside the fort where built by Surajmal to commemorate the victories over Mughals and British.
The magnificent palace is a fine blend of Mughal and rajput architecture. It was built in various phases by different Maharajas. The apartments are richly decorated with patterned floor tile with exquisite designs. There is a museum in the main central wing.
Bharatpur Distance Guide
|Bharatpur||to||Sawai Madhopur||191 Km|