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Bharatpur, yet another gateway to Rajasthan is famous for its world heritage listed bird sanctuary, the ‘Keoladeo Ghana National Park’, one of the finest bird sanctuaries in existence. 

          Bharatpur city situated in 27°13’N and 77°30’E is the main railway lines of western railway. The city and the fort are said to have been founded about 269 years ago by Rustam, a Jat of the Sogariya clan. In 1733, Maharaja Surajmal took it from khem Karan, the son of Rustam, and improved it by constructing a big fort, and the earthen wall around the city. 

          According to the local traditons, it was named Bharatpur after the named of Bharat, the brother of Lord Rama of Ayodhya whose other brother Laxman was worshipped as the family deity of Bharatpur rulers and whose name was engraved of the state arms and seals.

          Bharatpur city is situated at a height of 204 meters above sea level. The town was once surrounded by a 11 km long city wall on all sides and can be approached through eleven gates.        

Population         :

205,104 (2001)

Altitude :

250 mts.

Best season :

October to February

Languages :

Hindi, English, Rajasthani, Urdu.

Access :

Jaipur 181 km., Alwar 116 km Agra 56 km.    


PALACES OF INTEREST

  • Lohagarh Fort

  • Government Museum

  • Jawahar Burj and Fateh Burj

  • The Palace

  • Keoladeo National Park

SITES NEARBY

  • Deeg (34 km.)

  • Gopal Bhavan

  • Bengal Chamber

  • Suraj Bhavan

  •  Nand Bhavan

  •  Purana Mahal

  •  Deeg Fort