the eastern gateway to Rajasthan. Bharatpur is popular for
its bird sanctuary near the Keoladeo Ghana National Park,
which is the finest in Asia with a rich avian variety. Every
year, the rare Siberian cranes come to spend the winter in
the warmer climate of Bharatpur.
Of the remnants of the royal past remain the marvellous
Bharatpur Palace housing a rich repository of a large number
of ancient exhibits that date back to the early 15th
Place must see....
Keoladeo National Park
Once the royal hunting reserve of the princes of Bharatpur,
it is one of the finest bird sanctuaries in the world,
inundated with over 400 species of water birds.
The Brij Festival takes place a few days before Holi, the
festival of colours. Held in honour of Lord Krishna, this
festival is marked by verve and zest. Villagers, in gay,
multihued attire, can be seen singing and performing the
Raslila dance-the immortal love-story of Radha and Krishna.
Govt. Museum - Bharatpur
Located in the centre of the famous Lohagarh Fort, the
Bharatpur Museum houses a rich collection of archaeological
wealth of the nearby areas as well as from the old Bharatpur
State. The huge palatial building Kachahari Kalan, once the
administrative block of the rulers of Bharatpur state, was
converted into a museum in 1944 AD. Later on, the Kamra Khas
(personal chamber) building on the first floor was added to
Jawahar Burj and Fateh Burj
A few of the eight imposing towers still stand erect within
the glorious ramparts of the fort. Especially two of them -
Jawahar Burj and Fateh Burj are of special interest. These
were built by Maharaja Suraj Mal to commemorate his
victories over the Mughals and British respectively. The
coronation ceremony of the Jat rulers of Bharatpur was also
held at the Jawahar Burj.
The massive iron structure
built in the early 18th century. With its impregnable
defences, it sustained itself even after a number of British
attacks. The fort was conceived and designed by Maharaja
Suraj Mal, the founder of Bharatpur. The fort has three
palaces within its precincts - Kishori Mahal, Mahal Khas and
This royal edifice is a fusion of the Mughal and Rajput
architectural styles with magnificent apartments and
intricately designed floor tiles having interesting
patterns. One can marvel at the ancient exhibits displayed
in the museum in the central pan of the palace.
Excursions from Bharatpur
The famous old fortress of Deeg, which contributed
substantially in the making of the Jat principality, is now
in shambles. Its formidable cannons now lie abandoned in the
How To Get There - Bharatpur
Agra 56-km is the nearest airport.
Regular rail services connect Bharatpur with several cities
on Delhi -Mumbai trunk route, Jaipur and Agra. Some
important train connections are : Golden Temple Mail
(Mumbai-Bharatpur-Jammu Tawi); Intercity Express (Hazrat
Nizamuddin-Bharatpur); Paschim Express (New
A network of bus services links Bharatpur with several
cities within and outside the State.