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About Bharatpur
Bharatpur is today known as the country's finest bird sanctuary, but before independence its fame was more generic. Bharatpur was the premier Jat state in Rajasthan, Dholpur being the other one.
Bharatpur is a city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It was founded by Maharaja Suraj Mal in 1733. Located in Mewat region, Bharatpur was once an impregnable, well-fortified city, and the capital of a kingdom ruled by Jat maharajas.
Bharatpur travel & tourism is most famous for its bird sanctuary.Keoladeo Ghana National Park houses some of the most exotic species of birds, along with a rich wildlife.
Bharatpur Rajasthan
Other attractions of the city of Bharatpur in Rajasthan, India include the Bharatpur palace and museum, a number of temples, Lohargarh fort, etc. Apart from these, there are a number of other places also to see around Bharatpur.
Sightseeing:
Jawahar Burj and Fateh Burj
A few of the eight imposing towers still stand erect within the glorious ramparts of the fort. Especially two of them - Jawahar Burj and Fateh Burj are of special interest. The coronation ceremony of the Jat rulers of Bharatpur was also held at the Jawahar Burj.
 
Lohagarh Fort
The massive iron structure built in the early 18th century. With its impregnable defences it sustained itself even after a number of British attacks. The fort was conceived and designed by Maharaja Suraj Mal, the founder of Bharatpur. The fort has three palaces within its precincts - Kishori Mahal, Mahal Khas and Kothi Khas. Keoladeo Ghana National Park: Just outside Bharatpur lies this small, but amazingly rich bird sanctuary, considered to be one of the world's outstanding heronries. The new ecosystem that emerged became an ideal habitat for birds of all kinds.
 
Government Museum
A rich collection of artefacts exquisitely carved sculptures and ancient inscriptions can be admired in the Government Museum located in the palace. All these items speak volumes about the rich heritage, art and crafts of the region.
 
How to Reach Bharatpur
By Air: Bharatpur does not have an airport of its own. Rather, the nearest international air link from the place is provided by New Delhi, which is approximately 184 km away. The airport has regular services to almost all the major domestic as well as international destinations. Apart from Delhi, the other airports that fall near Bharatpur are those of Jaipur (175 km) and Agra (55 km).
By Train: If you are interested in traveling to Bharatpur by train, rest assured that the city has a rail junction of its own, which is well connected to Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, Agra and other key cities of India. In fact, from these cities, you will get direct trains that will take you to Bharatpur.
By Road: Bharatpur bird sanctuary is located on the Agra-Jaipur highway and is two-hours by bus from Agra. From Jaipur as well as Delhi, it will take you around 4 hours to reach the place, if you come by you own car. You can also get buses and taxis for the purposes. Private as well as state transport buses connect Bharatpur bird sanctuary with other parts of Rajasthan.
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