This abode is popular for its bird Sanctuary, Keolado Ghana National Park Or Bharatpur bird sanctuary. Ironically this is the only Jat Kingdom in the Rajput State. Founded in 1733, by Maharaja Suraj Mal, Bharatpur is a fortified city named after Bharat, the brother of Lord Rama. Formerly known as Mewat, this place also houses the famous Bharatpur fort that was built in early 15th centuary.
The nearest airport, Agra is 54 kms. However, convenient airports from Bombay are Jaipur (174 km) and Delhi (182 km) since there are no direct flights to Agra from B'bay.
Bharatpur is well connected to all part of India and lies on Bombay-Delhi sector of Western Rly.
Bharatpur is well connected to Agra (54 km), Delhi (182 km), Fatehpur Sikri (20 km), Jaipur (174 km), Mathura (36 km) and Sariska (130 km).
Facts about Bharatpur
22 sq. km
October to February
Deeg-32 km on Alwar Road.
Major Attraction :
Lohagarh fort, Keoladeo Ghana National Park.
Built in 18th Centuary, this massive iron structure was built to defend the British attack. The lay out of the fort was designed by the founder of Bharatpur, Maharaja Suraj Mal. The fort has three palaces within its complex- Kishori Mal, Mahal Khas, Kothi Khas.
The museum showcases artifacts, exquisitely carved sculptures and ancient inscriptions. The museum is good place for those who love cultural heritage.
Keoladeo Ghana National Park
3 km from the city, Bharatpur is one of the popular wildlife sanctuaries in India. It has around 400 species of water birds and is quite famous for migratory birds specially Siberian cranes. These cranes come here in July/Aug to spend winters in warmer climate and breeds till Oct/Nov.