Bharatpur is another city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is a newly created municipal corporation in Rajasthan. It is also known as ‘Lohagarh’ and the ‘Eastern Gateway to Rajasthan’. Bharatpur lies on the Golden Tourism Triangle of Delhi–Jaipur–Agra and hence a large number of national and international tourists visit Bharatpur every year. Brij Festival. It is quite a popular festival of this place and is celebrated enthusiastically. Bharatpur can be reached by bus and railway conveniently whereas the nearest airport in the Delhi Airport. If you are Bharatpur then visit the places mentioned below for sure.
A tourist who is history lovers should visit this fort for sure. Popular for its strength and eternity as it stood strongly against the attacks of British. 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. The fort houses many stunning monuments which are worth seeing namely:
- Kishori Mahal
- Moti Mahal
- Mahal Khas
- Kothi Khas
Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary
Formerly known as Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, the Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary is one of the richest bird areas in the world and a major tourist attraction. 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.
Deeg Palace was constructed in a wide area; the beauty of the place leaves people amazed. The sunrise and sunset at the palace are truly spectacular. The royal treatment the tourist gets at the place is noteworthy. 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.
One of the most beautiful temples of Bharatpur, the Ganga Mandir is considered to be a great architectural piece and owing to its central location within the city many tourists are able to appreciate its beauty. It is dedicated to Goddess Ganga and is a beautiful blend of Rajputana, Mughal, and South Indian architecture. The walls and pillars have intricate carvings and this temple is definitely worth a watch.
The Government Museum, Bharatpur is situated inside the historic Lohagarh Fort; this museum displays a rich collection of an archaeological wealth of Bharatpur. Housing more than 4000 antiquities, the museum exhibits a unique and large collection of coins, weapons, decorative art objects, sculptures, arms, inscriptions etc. the museum was opened on 11th Nov 1994. The building inside which this museum is located is a wonderful example of artistic beauty. Tourists coming from any part of the world are very much attracted by the beauty of the museum.