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General Information about bharatpur

Situated 182 kms from Delhi, Bharatpur is a small township in Rajasthan and figures on the world map for its famous Keoladeo National Park which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985. Today popularly known as Bharatpur Sanctuary, the national park was named after the Keoladeo temple (shiva temple) situated within its boundaries. It was created about 250 years ago and is one of the oldest wild reserves in India. At that time it was a traditional hunting spot for the Maharajas of Bharatpur. More than 4273 birds including mallards and teals were killed by Lord Linlithgrow, the then Governor General of India in 1938. The royals were allowed to shoot even after independent but all such activity was banner in 1982

Bharatput is also known as the paradise for the ornithologists to read their movements and nature in the area; specifically to find the Siberian Crane, the main attraction of Bharatpur.

Thousands of wildlife enthusiasts from around the world visit Bharatpur wildlife reserve every year to watch exotic migratory bird species including the rare Siberian cranes and flamingos which descend to the park every winter. Spread in the area of 29 km, the park today is home to about 370 species of resident and migrant birds. The sanctuary host the avian population like flamingos, warblers, wagtails, rosy pelicans, Spanish sparrows, coot snipes, Siberian cranes, darters, cormorants, pipits, larks, buntings, flycatchers, wheatears, stints, shanks, hawks, eagles, ducks, geese, kingfishers, vultures, great horned owls, harriers, chats, kites, various species of ducks, egrets, herons, spoonbills, , ibises, crested serpent eagles, fishing eagles, tawny eagles, short-toed eagles and many more. The wildlife population of the park consists of Sambars, Blue Bulls, Jackals, Black Bucks, Fishing Cats, Pythons, Spotted Deer, Otters, and many more.

Connnectivity :

By Rail : Being the Central Railway Zone, Bharatpur is well-connected to Delhi, Jaipur, Mumbai and Ahmadabad.

By Air : Agra’s Kheria Airport is the nearest domestic terminal. It is located around 45 kilometers away from Bharatpur. From here onwards, you’ll have to take taxi to reach Bharatpur.

By Road : The National Highway number 2 connects Delhi to Bharatpur via Mathura. From Mathura, Bharatpur is around 45 kilometers on a small road. Private vehicle (cars) or taxi cabs is the best way to reach Bharatpur in shortest possible time.

The food here does not really stand out in terms of uniqueness or a vibrant food culture. Yet, the place will offer you simple and popular Rajasthani as well as North-Indian snacks and preparations. One can flatter their appetite with Pyaaz Kachori, Mawa Kachori, Aloo ki subzi and more. Also, most restaurants here close by 10:30 PM and hence might need you to schedule your dinner plans accordingly.
An Ideal Itinerary

An Ideal Itinerary

Day 1 - Reach Bharatpur, preferably by noon, and take some rest. In the evening, you can take a stroll on the city side, particularly in the local markets, where you can buy the famous handicrafts and Rajasthani lac and sarees. Silver is also cheap here.
Day 2 - The next day should be earmarked for a visit to the Keoladeo Ghana National Wildlife Sanctuary, which in the southern region of the Bharatpur town.
Day 3 - The final day can start with blessings from Lakshman Mandir or Banke Bihari Mandir. Thereon, you can proceed to the glorious Bharatpur or Lohagarh Fort, which houses some of the rarest collections of Western India's history.

Few Places of Interest.

Bharatpur Palace
Built in phases by different kings the Palace is a perfect blend of Mughal and Rajputana style of architecture. The centre of the palace hosts a museum that displays the 2nd century art and skills of the state and the region.

Lohagarh Fort
The fort as the name suggest was designed to last longer like iron. The fort radiates an aura of magnificence and strength. The moat around it was filled with water in its time to prevent the enemy to attack. The fort host many attractive monuments inside it. These monuments are Kishori Mahal, Mahal Khas, Moti Mahal, Kothi Khas, Jawahar Burj and Fateh Burj. The amazing Ashtadhatu (eight-metal) gateway has paintings of huge elephants. The Bharatpur Government Museum is also situated within the boundaries of Lohagarh Fort. It displays a rich collection of antiquities, exquisite sculptures and some ancient inscription. These sculptures reflect the art and culture of that era and the inscriptions are of immense value as they trace the royal lineage and local life.

Deeg Palace
Raja Suraj Mal built the amazing Deeg Palace that stands majestically over a slightly elevated point and is surrounded by impressive moats, ramparts and gateways. While the interiors are in the ruined position, the watch tower still stands tall in vigil position keeping an eye over the city and the palace. Many canons and guns of ancient periods of different rulers can be found at this palace to remember as a victory over the neighboring palaces.

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