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Bharatpur Guide

The 'Eastern Gateway to Rajasthan', Bharatpur, so named after Bharat, the brother of Lord Rama, is far more famous for its national park and avian sanctuary than its rich historical past as seen in its palaces and fort. Though the history of Bharatpur can be traced back to the epic age, when the Matsya Kingdom (allies to the Pandavas in the Kurushetra war) flourished here in the 5th century BC, present day Bharatpur was founded by Maharaja Surajmal in 1733 AD - one of the state's greatest ruler who made the community of Jats a force to reckon with. Today, the favourable location of Bharatpur makes it an ideal weekend gateway. Bounded by Rewari and Gurgaon in the north, Mathura and Agra in the east, Dholpur in the south, Karauli in the southwest and Dausa and Alwar in the west.



Tourist Attractions in Bharatpur

Keoladeo 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 Siberia and bareheaded geese from China , come here in July/Aug to spend the winters in warmer climate and they breed till Oct/Nov.Colonies of cormorants, spoonbills , storks, egrets, herons, pelicans, ebis and grey herons can be spotted all over the park. The raised paths camouflaged by babul trees make their viewing easier.

Lohagarh Fort

The massive iron structure built in the early 18th century. With its impregnable defences it sustained itself even after a number of British attacks.The fort was conceived and designed by Maharaja Suraj Mal, the founder of Bharatpur. The fort has three palaces within its precincts - Kishori Mahal, Mahal Khas and Kothi Khas. Government.

The Palace

This royal edifice is a fusion of the Mughal and Rajpat architectural styles with magnificent apartments and intricately designed floor tiles having interesting patterns. One can marvel at the ancient exhibits displayed in the museum in the centeral part of the palace.

 

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