About Bharatpur | Tourist Attractions in Bharatpur | How To Reach Bharatpur | Where To Stay in Bharatpur | Where To Shop in Bharatpur
Bharatpur, popular as the Eastern Gate of Rajasthan bears a great historical and tourist attraction. Bharatpur lies at the eastern border of the Rajasthan and close to the Uttar Pradesh state.
The city was founded in the year 1733 A.D., by Maharaja Suraj Mahal. The city at that time was famous as Mewat. The city was protected by impregnable walls and constituted a fortified town. The city, in the 17th century, was dominated by the Jat clan and there influence can still be found in the city. The avian sanctuary that stands situated on its grounds is one of the best in the world.
Bharatpur is one of the most frequently visited place in Rajasthan. The city is gifted with a number of tourist attractions. The bird sanctuary rooted here is one reason that tourists travel to this place. Apart from that there are several other historic places worth visiting in the city.
Tourist Attractions in Bharatpur
It is a fine blend of Mughal and Rajput architecture, built in various phases by different Maharajas. The magnificent apartments are richly decorated with patterned floor tiles with exquisite intricate designs. The museum occupies the main central wing depicting collections dating back to 2nd century, which reflect the art and skill of the region.
Keoladeo Ghana National Park:
Keoladeo Ghana National Park or Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is one of the best bird preserves in the world. The park was created by the erstwhile Maharaja - Suraj Mal, in the 18th century. The sanctuary was created so as to supply a regular stock of waterfowls to the royal kitchen.
The park was accorded the status of a sanctuary in the year 1956 and in 1982 declared as a national park. The sanctuary supports a large number of water birds, including many rare species ...more on Keoladeo Ghana National Park in Bharatpur
Lohagarh Fort (The Iron Fort):
The Lohagarh Fort, true to its name stood solidly in front of many British attacks, and frustrated them to ends. It faced the British onslaught four times and after a long siege they had to withdraw, but Lord Lake, however was successful in capturing it in 1804.
It is very different from the other forts in state, there is no flamboyance associated to fort but it generates an aura of strength and magnificence. ...more on Lohagarh Fort in Bharatpur
How To Reach Bharatpur
Fly Away: The nearest airport for Bharatpur is the one located at Agra. The airport is about 55 kms from the city.
On Tracks: The Indian Railways connect Bharatpur with all the major cities of India such as Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur and Agra. The Bharatpur railway station is 6-kms from the park.
On Wheels: An excellent road network links Bharatpur to all the major cities of the Rajasthan and its neighboring states like Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana. Bharatpur is easily accessible by road from Agra (55-kms), Delhi (184-kms) and Jaipur (174-kms).
Where To Stay in Bharatpur
Please visit our exclusive section on Hotels in Bharatpur to find the best accommodation in Bharatpur.
Where To Shop Bharatpur
Some of the famous shopping items of Bharatpur are: Jewelry (of precious and semi-precious stones), Antiques, Marble carvings, Brass work, Jaipur textiles (especially bandhej/tie and dye print)
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