Things to Do in Bharatpur

Things to Do in Bharatpur

Bharatpur’s appeal centres around the fact that most tourists skip this city. For the peace-loving traveller, this offers an opportunity to explore Bharatpur’s handful of delights minus the crowd. Whether you’re exploring the 18th century bastion of Lohagarh, or basking in the natural beauty of Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur offers a chilled out Rajasthani experience. A welcome change from the hustle and bustle of eastern Rajasthan.

Mahabharata, the Indian epic, puts this kingdom’s origin somewhere around the 5th century B.C. Bharatpur fell under the Matsya (Sanskrit for fish) kingdom that was one of the sixteen mahajanapadas (great kingdoms), and an ally to the Pandavas during the epic battle of Mahabharata. Mythologically, Bharatpur derives its name from Bharat, the younger sibling of Ram.

In the early 18th century, Mahraja Suraj Mal laid siege to Bharatpur Fort, usurping Khemkharan, a local chieftain, and founding Bharatpur as travellers get to know it now. Suraj Mal went on to build palaces and bastions, envisioning Bharatpur as an impenetrable kingdom.

Lohagarh Fort

Lohagarh Fort
Lohagarh Fort

A must visit tourist attraction for history lovers, Lohagarh Fort or Iron Fort of Bharatpur is famous as a symbol of strength and eternity. It stood strongly against repeated four attacks of British, but was finally captured by Lord Lake. A moat surrounds the fort which was filled with water, as a shield against enemy attacks. The gateway of the fort is named as Ashtadhatu(eight-metal) and is adorned with beautiful paintings of huge elephants.

A must visit tourist attraction for history lovers, Lohagarh Fort or Iron Fort of Bharatpur is famous as a symbol of strength and eternity. It stood strongly against repeated four attacks of British, but was finally captured by Lord Lake. A moat surrounds the fort which was filled with water, as a shield against enemy attacks. The gateway of the fort is named as Ashtadhatu(eight-metal) and is adorned with beautiful paintings of huge elephants.

Deeg Palace

Deeg Palace
Deeg Palace

Deeg Palace was constructed in a wide area; the beauty of the placeleaves people amazed.

Deeg Palace was constructed in a wide area; the beauty of the place leaves people amazed. The sunrise and sunset at the palace gives a spectacular view. The royal treatment at the place is another lovely experience for the tourists. The craftsmanship of the place exhibits architectural excellence to the extent that it makes people feel that they have reached in the Maharaja’s era. The lake in the palace is another charming point to have a good and peaceful time and gaze the beauty of the surroundings.

Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary

Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary
Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary

The Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary in Bharatpur, Rajasthan is one of the richest bird areas in the world and is a major tourist attraction in the state of Rajasthan. The National Park, spread over an area of 29km² has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. 

The Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary in Bharatpur, Rajasthan is one of the richest bird areas in the world and is a major tourist attraction in the state of Rajasthan. The National Park, spread over an area of 29km² has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

The park remains open throughout the year, from sunrise to sunset. The sanctuary is home to approximately 250 species of birds, apart from many rare species of plants, turtles, snakes and lizards. There are plenty of lodging facilities available in and around the premises that are well renowned for their warm hospitalities.

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