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.

Govt Museum

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 Palace

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 Alwar 96 Km
Bharatpur to Banswara 775 Km
Bharatpur to Barmer 739 Km
Bharatpur to Ajmer 312 Km
Bharatpur to Bhilwara 428 Km
Bharatpur to Bikaner 493 Km
Bharatpur to Bundi 297 Km
Bharatpur to Chittaurgarh 483 Km
Bharatpur to Churu 363 Km
Bharatpur to Dungarpur 685 Km
Bharatpur to Ganganagar 632 Km
Bharatpur to Jaipur 174 Km
Bharatpur to Jaisalmer 732 Km
Bharatpur to Jhalawar 419 Km
Bharatpur to Jhunjhunun 342 Km
Bharatpur to Jodhpur 517 Km
Bharatpur to Kota 334 Km
Bharatpur to Nagaur 421 Km
Bharatpur to Pali 477 Km
Bharatpur to Sawai Madhopur 191 Km
Bharatpur to Sikar 281 Km
Bharatpur to Sirohi 588 Km
Bharatpur to Tonk 265 Km
Bharatpur to Udaipur 583 Km