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Introduction

Bharatpur, along with Deeg and Dholpur, holds an important place in the history of Rajasthan. Visited mainly for Keoladeo Ghana National Park, Bharatpur is a small town. Located near the world famous bird sanctuary amidst 40 acres of landscape environs, the Laxmi Villas Palace was built in 1899, for the younger brother of the Maharaja of Bharatpur. The architecture is a blend of the Mughal and the Rajputana styles. Today government offices and a museum occupy most of the forts. The museum in the fort has some interesting sculptures, collected from various ancient and early medieval sites in nearby areas. Bharatpur was founded by the Jat king Surajmal. Bharatpur is considered as the Eastern Gateway to Rajasthan. This north Indian sanctuary is situated in the country's northwestern state of Rajasthan, about 190 km from the national capital of Delhi. It is very near to the border of Uttar Pradesh. Bharatpur is popular for its bird sanctuary-the Keoladeo Ghana National Park - finest in Asia rich avian variety. Every year the rare Siberian cranes come to spend the winter in the warmer climate of Bharatpur. It has many traditional markets, mosques, temples and a massive fort. Bharatpur - The 'Eastern Gateway to Rajasthan', was founded by Maharaja Suraj Mal in 1733 AD.

Area 28 sq. km.
Altitude 183 metres above sea level
Temperature Summer-21.0 C-46.0 C Winter--4.2 C-26.0C
Language English, Hindi
STD Code 5644
Rainfall 62 cm average yearly
Best Time to Visit October to February

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How to get there

  1. Air :- Nearest airport Agra (54 kms) from Bharatpur, Agra has daily flights for Delhi, Bombay, Varanasi (via Khajuraho) and Lucknow
  2. Rail:-Bharatpur is on the main Delhi - Bombay line with regular connections to Mathura, Sawai Madhopur and Kota on the same route. It is also connected with Agra
  3. Road:-Bharatpur is well connected by road with Agra, Mathura, Delhi and Jaipur. Regular bus services operate for all major cities. Road distance to important places from Bharatpur : Agra 55 kms Fatehpur Sikri 22kms Mathura 39kms Delhi 184 kms Jaipur 176 kms Alwar 117 kms.

Places to Visit

Kamra Palace Lohagarh Fort Keoladeo National Park Maharaja's Palace

Excursion

Agra Jaipur Fetehpur Sikri Deeg

Accommodation

Hotel Bharatpur Ashok Hotel Laxmi Vilas Palace Chandra Mahal