Destinations  »  Bharatpur

Maharaja Suraj Mal founded Bharatpur in 1733 AD. The city is named after Bharat, the brother of Lord Ram. The trio of Bharatpur, Deeg and Dholpur has played an important part in the history of Rajasthan. Bharatpur was the major Jat State in Rajasthan. Badan Singh established and founded the fort and palaces of Deeg in 1725. Seven years later, his son laid the foundation nearby of the fort of Bharatpur. Lohagarh fort is one of the main attractions of Bharatpur. This magnificent 18th century fort was built by Raja Suraj Mal. Bharatpur is better known to the world for the Keoladeo National Park or bird sanctuary, a unique bird place. Bharatpur is considered as the Eastern Gateway to Rajasthan.
Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary:
One of the finest bird parks in the world, Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary (Keoladeo Ghana National Park) is a reserve that offers protection to faunal species as well. Nesting indigenous water- birds as well as migratory water birds and waterside birds, this sanctuary is also inhabited by Sambar, Chital, Nilgai and Boar Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary

Major Attractions:
1. Flora in Bharatpur
2. A Man Made Natural World
3. Major Wildlife Attractions
4. Deeg Palace

Location : Bharatpur, Rajasthan
Time to Visit : August-November & October- February
Keoladeo Ghana National Park:
Keoladeo Ghana’ name signifies the location of the temple of Lord Shiva (Keoladeo) in the centre of the Park and dense (ghana) forest covering the area. Keoladeo Ghana National Park It's a soggy green paradise, an ideal home for a large variety of birds. Scores of migratory species undertake a perilous journey over the Himalayas to make a seasonal home in this wetland ecosystem, the most famous of them being the magnificent but nearly extinct Siberian crane (Grus leucogeranus). This interlocking ecosystem of woodlands, swamps, wet prairies and dry Savannah is considered to be one of the world's richest heronries, where thousands of birds get busy courting, mating and nesting.

Major Attractions:
1. Flora & Fauna
2. A Saga of Survival
3. Avifauna
Bharatpur Govenment Museum:
The Bharatpur Government Museum is one of the major tourist attractions located inside the park. It preserves various articles of the royal past, providing an opportunity to know about the past royal splendor of Bharatpur. Bharatpur Govenment Museum

Major Attractions:
1. Construction of The Palace

Visiting hours: 1000-1630 Hrs. Free on Monday and closed on Friday, Still & Vedio Camera charges are also there.
Timing : 10 A. M. to 4.30 P.M.
Closed : Friday and gazetted holidays
Bharatpur Palace:
Bharatpur Palace One of the beautiful remnants of the royal past, the Bharatpur Palace represents a fine blend of the Mughal and Rajput architectural styles. The magnificent apartments and intricately designed floor tiles having interesting patterns, never fail to impress its visitors.
Lohagarh Fort:
Lohagarh fort, or the Iron fort was built in the early 18th century and took its name from its supposedly impregnable defences, which are said to be inspired by a description given in the epic, Ramayana. Maharaja Suraj Mal, the fort's constructor and founder of Bharatpur, built two towers within the ramparts, the Jawahar Burj and Fateh Burj, to commemorate his victories over the Mughals and the British. Lohagarh Fort

Major Attractions:
1. The Location of The Fort
2. The Construction of the Fort
3. Fort Museum
4. Ashtadhatu Gate
5. Fort Palace
6. State Archaeological Museum
7. Art Gallery
8. Nehru Park

Visiting hours: (Museum) : 10:00-16:30 (closed on Fridays)
Brij Festival:
The prime attraction of Bharatpur, Brij festival is held few days before Holi, the festival of colors. It is held in honour of Lord Krishna. The attraction of this festival is Raslila dance, the immortal love story of Radha and Krishna.
Kolayat Fair:
The Kapil Muni Fair is the largest fair of Bikaner district held on Kartik Poornima at Kolayat-originally Kapilayatan-named after the sage Kapil who is believed to have done tapasya (meditation) here for the redemption of mankind. Kolayat is situated in an arid area. There is a lake with 52 Ghats shaded by banyan trees around the lake. A temple dedicated to Kapil Muni is situated on the Kapil Muni ghat and it has a marble statue of the saint.