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Bharatpur

Bharatpur- The 'Eastern Gateway to Rajasthan', was founded by Maharaja Suraj Mal in 1733 AD, it was once an impregnable well fortified city, carved out of the region formerly known as Mewat. The trio of Bharatpur, Deeg and Dholpur has played an important part in the history of Rajasthan. The place was named as Bharatpur after the name of Bharat, the brother of Lord Rama, whose other brother Laxman was worshipped as the family deity of the Bharatpur. The legends say the rulers Laxman's name is engraved on the state arms and the seals. Bharatpur is also known as 'LOHAGARH'. It is bound on the north by 'Gurgaon' district of Haryana, on the east by Mathura and Agra districts of Uttar Pradesh, on the south by Dholpur and Karauli, on the southern west by Jaipur and on the west by Alwar, all in Rajasthan. There is a forest called 'GHANA' means dense forest within a distance of about 5 Km. from District Head Quarter which remains green during the rainy season. Bharatpur Ghana's plan was prepared in 1896 by the State Engineer for driving and confining the wild cattle in the dense forest with 250 species of migratory birds during the monsoon season and 'winter' season, which is famous all over India and world for being a great sanctuary of birds.

Tourist Attractions in Bharatpur

Government Museum

Category : Historical

 The Bharatpur Museum along with its rich treasure of archaeological wealth. The palatial building once known as the Kachahari kalan, (an Administrative block of Bharatpur state) was converted into a Museum in 1944 AD. Later other parts of the building were also attached to the museum The exhibits include excavated sculptures from old villages of Mallah, Bayana, Bareh, etc. The artifacts are ...

Lohagarh Fort

Category : Historical

Lohagarh Fort (Iron fort) got its name from its invincibility where in it with stood repeated attempts by the British to conquer it. Constructed by the Bharatpur Jat ruler King Suraj Mal in the early 18th century Lohagarh is considered to be one of the strongest fort ever built in Indian history. The inaccessible Lohagarh fort could withstand repeated attacks of British forces led by Lord Lake in ...

Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary

Category : Adventure

The Bharatpur National Park this Park plays host to the most amazing and unbelievable variety of feathered ambassadors across the globe. The Keoladeo itself is only 30 odd sq km. However the well-traversed treks can be covered on a hired rickshaws. The Rickshaw pullers are an amazing bunch of characters and are renowned for their knowledge on birds.It is also recommended to avail the boat trip in ...