Languages : Rajasthani, Hindi.
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time to visit :
October to March
56 km journey by road from Agra drives you to the town of
Bharatpur – the eastern gateway to Rajasthan.
It is famous of its World Heritage listed bird sanctuary
– the Keoladeo Ghana National Park.
the 17th and 18th centuries, Bharatpur
was an important Jat stronghold. Before this arrival of Rajputs,
the Jats inhabited this area. They successfully opposed the
Mughals on more than one occasion on their fort at Bharatpur,
constructed in 18th century, withstood an attack
by the British in 1805 and a long siege in 1925.
Places of Interest
Ghana National Park
Once the royal hunting preserve 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 China are spotted
iron structure was built in 18th century. The fort
was conceived and designed by Maharaja Suraj Mal, the founder
of Bharatpur. With its impregnable defences it sustained itself
after a number of British attacks. The fort has three palaces
– Kishori Mahal, Mahal Khas and Kothi Khas.
few of the eight imposing towers still stand erect within
the glorious ramparts of the fort. Especially the two of them
– Jawahar Burj and Fateh Burj which were built by Maharaja
Suraj Mal to commemorate his victories over the Mughals and
fort also houses a museum which has a rich collection of artefacts,
exquisitely carved sculptures and ancient inscriptions.
kms from Bharatpur, Deeg is a small town with massive fortifications
and stunningly beautiful palae. Built by Maharaja Suraj Mal
in the mid 18th century a summer retreat, Deeg
was also a site of a famous battle in which the Maharaja’s
forces successfully withstood a combined Mughal and Maratha
army of 80,000 men.
Mal’s Palace, Gopal
Bhawan is built in a combination of Rajput and Mughal
architectural styles and is one of India’s most beautiful
and delicately proportioned buildings.
airport is Agra (56 kms).
Well connected by trains from Delhi, Jaipur & Mumbai.
56 kms (01 hr drive) from Agra.
Search Of The Tiger (10 nights/ 11 days)
Princely Experience 12 Nights / 13 Days
Delhi - Samode - Mandawa - Bikaner - Khimsar - Jodhpur
- Pushkar - Jaipur - Bharatpur - Agra - Delhi
Covering Wildlife Tour of Gujarat, Rajasthan including
Bharatpur Bird Century.
Star, 3 Star, 4 Star, 5 Star Hotels in Bharatpur.