Location: Situated in North East of Rajasthan. (176 kms from Jaipur)
Highlights: Bird Santuary.
Area: 22 sq. Km.
Altitude: 250 mts.
Languages: Hindi, English and Bharatpuri
Best Time to Visit: October to March
STD Code: 05644
Summer: 45 0C (max) 250C (min)
Winter: 22 0C (max) 08 0C (min)
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. The trio of Bharatpur, Deeg and Dholpur has played an important part in the Jat history of Rajasthan. Located 50 km west of the city of Agra (the city of theTaj Mahal), it is also the administrative headquarters of Bharatpur District.
Places to See
The colossal iron edifice was built in the early 18th century by Maharaja Suraj Mal. It miraculously withstood the ravages of time and even sustained the numerous British attacks. The fort consists of three palaces namely - Kishori Mahal, Mahal Khas and Kothi Khas.
This museum is the repository of traditional artefacts, delicately carved sculptures and ancient inscriptions that speak a lot about the region's cultural heritage.
The magnificent imperial building reflects the fusion of Mughal and Rajpat architectural styles with majestic apartments and exquisitely designed floor tiles exhibiting fascinating patterns. The ancient exhibits displayed in the museum at the centre of the palace inspire awe of the beholder. Keoladeo National Park:
In the past it was the royal hunting preserve of the Bharatpur princes but now it has become one of the famous bird sanctuaries that is the abode of about 400 varied species of birds including water birds, exotic migratory birds from Afghanistan, Siberian cranes from the Arctic, Greyleg Geese from Siberia and Bareheaded Geese from China.