is popular for
its bird sanctuary near the Keoladeo Ghana National Park, which
is the finest in Asia with a rich avian variety. Every year, the
rare Siberian cranes come to spend the winter in the warmer
climate of Bharatpur.
Of the remnants of the royal past remain the marvellous Bharatpur
Palace housing a rich repository of a large number of ancient
exhibits that date back to the early 15th century.
Summer: Max. - 37°C Min.
Winter: Max. - 31°C Min. - 11°C
Air: Agra 56-km is the
Rail: Regular rail services connect Bharatpur with several cities
on Delhi -Mumbai trunk route, Jaipur and Agra. Some important
train connections are : Golden Temple Mail
(Mumbai-Bharatpur-Jammu Tawi); Intercity Express (Hazrat
Nizamuddin-Bharatpur); Paschim Express (New
Road: A network of bus services links Bharatpur with several
cities within and outside the State.
Local Transport: Tongas and Cycle-rickshaws are the best way to
commute within the city.
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.
Jawahar Burj and Fateh
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. These were built by Maharaja Suraj Mal to
commemorate his victories over the Mughals and British
Keoladeo National Park:-
Once the royal hunting
reserve of the princes of Bharatpur, it is one of the finest bird
sanctuaries in the world, inundated with over 400 species of
water birds. Exotic migratory birds from Afghanistan, Central
Asia, Tibet as well as Siberian cranes from the Arctic, greyleg
geese from Siberia and barheaded geese from China, come here in
July/August to spend the winters in the warmer climate and they
breed till October/November
Deeg (32-km) :
Once the summer resort of the
rulers of Bharatpur, it served as the second capital of the
region. This interesting town is strewn with massive,
fortifications, stunningly beautiful gardens, magnificent palaces
and a colourful bazaar.