Bharatpur



Bharatpur - The Eastern Gateway to Rajasthan

Climate Of Bharatpur :
Summer - 32C (Max) 45C (Min)
Winter - 28C (Max) 5C (Min)
Rainy Season - 673 mm
Best Time to Visit - August-November for resident breeding birds and October- February for migrant birds are best time to visit.

Bharatpur Tourist Attractions :
In the Bharatpur city, Bharatpur Wildlife Sanctuary, Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Bharatpur Government museum, Bharatpur palace, Lohagarh fort , Golbagh Palace, Moti Mahal Bharatpur.

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Location Of Bharatpur :
Geographic - It is situated 55 km west of the city of Agra and 35 km from Mathura in Rajasthan.
Famous As - The city named after Lord Bharat, brother of Lord Rama is famous for its wildlife and Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary .

How to Reach Bharatpur :
By Air - The nearest airport is situated at Agra, which is 56-kms from Bharatpur
By Road - An excellent network of road connects Bharatpur to Agra (56-kms, 5 hours), Delhi (176-kms, 5 hours) and Jaipur (176-kms, 6 hours), all of which have airport facilities too.
By Railways - Regular rail services 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.

Bharatpur Tourist Attractions :
Founded by Maharaja Suraj Mal in 1733 AD, Bharatpur is regarded as the Eastern Gateway to Rajasthan. Named after Bharat, brother of Lord Rama, his other brother Lakshman is worshipped as a family deity of this city. Once an invincible well equipped city, it was carved out of the region formerly known as Mewat. The trio of Bharatpur, Deeg and Dholpur has played a significant role in the glorious history of Rajasthan.

Bharatpur tourist attractions listed as the World Heritage site by UNESCO, the Keoladeo National Park or Keoladeo Ghana National Park formerly known as the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary in Rajasthan is a renowned avifauna sanctuary in Rajasthan. It has thousands of rare and highly in danger of extinction birds such as the Siberian Crane. It is also a major tourist centre with scores of ornithologists coming here to see over 230 species of birds living here. The 1st time visitors get highly overwhelmed by the pure number of waterfowl and waders which congregate on the shallow marshy lakes of Bharatpur. Apart from the Bharatpur Wildlife Sanctuary, Bharatpur is famous for its Lohagarh fort built in 18th century. The colossal iron construction by Maharaja Suraj Mal miraculously withstood the depredation of time and even sustained the numerous British attacks. The fort consists of three palaces namely - Kishori Mahal, Mahal Khas and Kothi Khas.

There is a Government museum over here which is a repository of traditional artifacts, precisely carved sculptures and ancient inscriptions that articulate a lot about the region's cultural heritage. Bharatpur palace is yet another marvelous tourist spot with magnificent imperial building reflection the blend of Mughal and Rajput architectural styles. Situated just 32-kms away from Bharatpur is the Deeg Palace which is a strong and huge fortress. It houses numerous beautiful palaces and gardens and was constructed as the summer resort of the rulers of Bharatpur. Bharatpur is also famous for its well prepared delicious sweets. Its economy largely depends on agriculture and its products.

Cities Near by Bharatpur :
Agra (56-kms)
Delhi (176-kms)
Jaipur (176-kms)