Bharatpur City Place of Rajasthan
About Bharatpur, Best
known as an ornithologist's dream location, where he would love to leisurely
sit and let his observations catch up with the feathers, beaks and claws of
different species of birds. Keoladeo Ghana National Park famously known as
Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is a major tourist destination that Bharatpur is
famous for. Apart from the bird sanctuary, there is little to be found in
this city of Rajasthan. Within the sanctuary is the early 18th century
Lohagarh Fort, Government Museum of Bharatpur Tourist Places of Rajasthan.
Though the town is a part of eastern Rajasthan, it gives you a feel of
Uttar Pradesh as it shares close proximity with its borders and also lending
to the fact that it a Jat dominated region.
Orientation and Information:
Known as the 'Eastern Gateway to Rajasthan', is at a distance of just 5 km
from the Bharatpur City Centre. Bharatpur lies on the Golden Triangle route
between Delhi-Agra-Jaipur as it lies 55 km west of Agra and 175 km east of
Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan. One can experience a comfortable
travel while going from Agra to Bharatpur via National Highway 11 (NH11).
The Lohagarh Fort is situated in the
centre of the Old City that was once enclosed within a 11km long stretch of
wall, which has now been removed. This iron Fort was built by the Jat ruler
and the founder of Bharatpur, Maharaja Suraj Mal in early 18th century. The
fort is now a bit dilapidated but its might can be assessed from the gates
made from Astdhaatu or eight metals signifying valor and chivalry of the Jat
rulers. These gates are beautified with paintings of mighty but humble
Golden Triangle Holidays
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Monuments in North India
Duration :14 Nights / 15 DaysAttractions :-
- Delhi Sightseeing - Jama Masjid, Red Fort,Chandni Chowk
- Trip to Hawa Mahal in Jaipur
- Wildlife Safari in Ranthambore National Park
- Tiger Safari at Bandhavgarh National Park
- Visit to Khajuraho Group of Temples
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- Visit Laxmi Narayan Temple in Delhi
- Temple visit in Mathura
- Appreciating arhitecture of Taj Mahal in Agra
- Holy Dip at Varanasi (Ganga)
- Visit to the erotic temples of khajuraho
From its interiors too, Lohagarh is the manifestation of courage and
bravery of the Jat rulers. You can find it evident from the Jawar Burj and
the Fateh Burj, the two pillars that signify their victory over the Mughals
and the Britishers. The Fort is not just about strength, its exuberance can
also be imagined by looking at the three beautiful palaces located here. One
of it presently houses a museum and a gallery of Jain sculptures dating back
to the 7th century. You can also have a glimpse of fine craftsmanship in the
frescoes of palace's hammam or the royal bathing area. It would be nice if
you get on the upper storey to have a glimpse of the terrace replete with
birds and also to get an amazing view of the city.
The Jowahar Burj is located on the north eastern side of the museum and it
was from here that the King and his ministers who used to observe the
happenings of the city from here. The Burj holds some of the decayed
frescoes of those times.
Ganga is a highly revered river of India, which is personified in the form
of a female goddess and is worshiped. Devoted to Goddess Ganga is a temple
located close to the Lohiya Gate. This red-sandstone temple was built
between 1845 and 1937 AD, with the construction commenced by Maharaja
Balwant Singh. The temple holds a beautiful statue of the Goddess Ganga,
worshiped by crowds of devotees coming here to get their wishes fulfilled.
After a hectic day of sightseeing you would want to rest in a Place which
is light on you pocket and has all the facilities too. Though there are many
good Bharatpur Hotels, guest houses and lodges but the most affordable and qualifying
option would be Shagun Guest House near the Mathura Gate. The rooms are
comfortable and the owner has enough information about the National Park to
Getting There and Away:
Bharatpur Tours by Frequent buses ply from Bharatpur Bus Station to Agra (1 ½
hrs), to Fatehpur Sikri (1 hr), to Deeg (1 hr) and to Jaipur (4 ½ hrs).
NH 11 connects Bharatpur to Fatehpur Sikri and Agra.
Delhi to Mumbai line connects Bharatpur to Jaipur, Agra,
Mathura and Delhi. A passenger train to Agra departs from Bharatpur twice
daily. Janata Express plies between Delhi and Bharatpur. There are six other
trains that connect Bharatpur to Sawai Madhopur, Kota and Mumbai.
The main modes of traveling within the
Bharatpur Travel, Small town of Bharatpur are cycle rickshaws and auto rickshaws. These are
affordable and easily available. One can also hire a cycle to travel around
to nearby areas.