Tourism in Bharatpur
Bharatpur, the nature lover’s paradise, instigates a feeling of tranquility and devotion towards Mother Nature. Travelers can hardly come out of the ever-lasting aura and intoxication of the place if once visited. With more than 400 species of birds chirping and fluffing together, the region turns to be a wonderland during winter. It is definitely a sight that you can hardly miss. Siberian cranes with their beautiful colors attracts lot many visitors.
The Lohagarh Fort or the Iron Fort stands as a silent witness of the attacks hurled by the British army from time to time. The fort unfolds the mysteries of the battles, victories and defeat of various rulers. It is designed with many small and big structures like Kishori Mahal, Mahal Khas etc. The Government Museum is surely a major place of attraction for the art lovers. It presents the history of the Jats and many other rulers in a magnificent manner. Apart from these, the Palace that depicts the architectural brilliance of the Rajputs and Mughals, also attract many travelers.
Different Varieties of Birds at Bharatpur Bird SanctuaryThis is one of the major attractions of the city. It was known as the perfect place for duck shooting during the reign of British. In the year 1956, the place was designated as a bird reserve and later updated to a National Park. The best part is that it is acclaimed as a world heritage site by the UNESCO. The place is no less than a heaven for the bird lovers, with so many varieties chirping together in one place. It is located in north eastern part of Rajasthan and attracts many visitors.
The sanctuary shelters birds from Europe, Tibet, China and off course India. These creatures are unaware of the boundaries created by human and are free to survive anywhere and at any time. The sanctuary makes you believe this notion. Different species of painted, egret, open-billed, black and white necked storks are found here. The tallest flight birds, Saras cranes also nest in this part of the world during winter. Siberian cranes add to the beauty of the park when chilly breeze makes you feel shiver. Water-fowls make this region their homeland during the chilly winter. Kingfisher, Red Vented and white cheeked Bulbuls, Quails, Babblers, Sparrows, Partridges, Sparrows, Sunbirds and Parakeets also take shelter in this park during the winter season. Know more....
Tourist Attractions in Bharatpur
Iron FortApart from the scenic beauty, the place is also rich in history and culture. The famous Lohagarh Fort or the Iron Fort stood strong against several attacks by the British rulers. However, Lord Lake was successful in capturing it. The fort is unique in its structure and design. It generates an aura of magnificence and strength. The structure is encircled with moat which was filled with water in the past. Some important monuments of the fort include Mahal Khas, Kishori Mahal, Moti Mahal and towers like Fateh Burj and Jawahar Burj. These towers were built to commemorate the victory over the British and Mughal armies. The entrance is beautifully designed with huge elephant images.
MuseumThe government museum in Bharatpur is situated inside the Iron Fort. It is just 4 km away from the railway station and the bus stand. It depicts rare collection of inscriptions, sculptures, coins, weapons, arms and decorative art objects. The museum is proud to hold about 4000 antiquities. The buildings depict the marvelous architecture and art. The museum remains closed on Monday and the timing is 9. 45 A.M. to 5.15 P.M.
The PalaceIt is a wonderful blend of Rajput and Mughal architecture. It is constructed in various phases by different rulers. The wonderful buildings and apartments are richly decorated with exquisite and colorful intricate designs. The palace depicts the royal and rich flavor of the past.
DEEG (Excursion)It is located in the North of Bharatpur. It is famous for its natural beauty and charm. The sparkling fountains scenic view allures many people. The place attracts lot many travelers. It includes some interesting buildings like Gopal Bhavan, Bengal Chamber, Suraj Bhavan, Nand Bhavan and Purana Mahal, etc.
Other Tourist attractions in Bharatpur
- Golbagh Palace
- Laxman mandir
- Shri Rajendra suri kirti mandir
- Dev Narayan Temple(Sarsena)
- Kishori Mehal
- Ganga mandir
- Jawahar Burj
- Fateh Burj
- Nehru Park
- Laxmi Vilas Palace
- Vishwapriya shastri park
- Bankebihari temple
- Moti Mahal
Tourist Helpline Numbers
ITDC Hotel Saras - 05644-223790
ITDC Bharatpur Forest Lodge - 05644-222760
Cycle –rickshaw, auto rickshaw, and Tongas are available at Railway Station and Bus Stand.
Approved tourist guides for Bharatpur Trip
Deputy Chief Wildlife Warden (Forest Rest House) - Tel 05644-222777
Forest Rest House offers Mini buses. For direct booking you may contact to:
Dy. Chief Wildlife Warden - 05644-222777
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