is situated in eastern Rajasthan which is about 176 km away from Delhi &
50 km from Agra. It is founded by Maharaja Suraj Mal in 1733 AD. It is also
known as "The Eastern Gateway to Rajasthan".
It is popular for its bird sanctuary, known as Keoladeo Ghana or Bharatpur
National Park which houses a variety of bird species including some
Attractions in Bharatpur
There are several tourist places including the famous bird sanctuary,
Keoladeo Ghana National Park, which houses about 370 types of birds out of
which 115 are migrants from Central Asia, Siberia & Weastern China &
this a great place for bird watching.
Lohagarh Fort :
It was built by Maharaja Suraj Mal in the
early 18th century. It has three palaces within its premises like Kishori
Mahal, Mahal Khas & Kothi. It has faced many British attacks.
The Palace : It shows
a mixture of Mughal & Rajput architecture with beautiful tiles on its
floor. There is a museum in the palace which contains ancient articles.
Jawahar Burj and Fateh Burj :
These are two important
towers present inside the Lohagarh Fort built by Maharaja Suraj Mal to
signifies his victories over Mughals & British.
Government Museum :
It has a colection of carved
sculptures and ancient inscriptions.
How to get there
Bharatpur is easily accessible by rail, road & air from major Indian
The closest airport is at Agra which is well
connected with Delhi Airport and is 56 km from Bharatpur.
It has its own railway station & regular
trains connect Bharatpur with all major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur &
It is well connected to all the major towns of
Rajasthan, Delhi, & other neighbouring states by an excellent road