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Bharatpur :: Rajasthan

Bharatpur is also known as the home of Pelicans. It is famous for the Unesco World Heritage-listed Keoladeo Ghana National Park. This beautiful bird sanctuary every year attracts thousands of bird lovers from all across the globe. The 18th century old fort built by the Jats of Bharatpur, is also worth to visit.

How to reach Bharatpur

There are a variety of methods by which you can get to Bharatpur, and all of them are reasonably priced and fairly straightforward so it won't take long to get from where you find yourself to here. Whether you're playing poker on the plane or reading on the bus, the time will fly by and soon you'll find yourself ready to explore the local area, or even better - to go and find your hotel for a well deserved rest. Your travel options are below:

:: Nearest Airport to Bharatpur is Agra Airport (56kms)

Train :: Bharatpur is located on the Delhi - Mumbai board gauge line. The city is connected to Delhi, Agra, Kota and Sawai Madhopur. The Janta Express departs from New Delhi station at 2:00 pm & arrives in Bharatpur at 6:20 pm. It leaves Bharatpur at 7:55 am & reaches New Delhi at 1:10 pm.  

Road :: Bharatpur is well connected to all major cities by road, there are so many passenger buses to & fro to different places like Agra & Jaipur(176 kms i.e. 41/2 hours ). If you are travelling to Bharatpur then you can hire a luxury cab from Jaipur or from New Delhi, Coz there are no deluxe buses to Bharatpur.

Distance from major cities
Bharatpur - New Delhi 251 Kms
Bharatpur - Mumbai 945 Kms
Bharatpur - Jaipur 176 Kms
Bharatpur - Udaipur 581 Kms
Bharatpur - Jodhpur 537 Kms
Bharatpur - Jaisalmer 822 Kms

Places to see

Keoladeo Ghana National Park :: This park is well worth to visit, a staggering 364 species of   birds have been recorded within the park's 29 sq km area. It's also one of the world's most important bird-breeding and feeding grounds, and a vital wintering area for aquatic birds, including species from Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, China and Siberia. There you can see the Saras cranes i.e. the largest bird in the park & birds like herons, egrets, geese, owls, cormorants, kingfishers and even pythons. The perfect time for bird-watching is the early morning and evening. And to visit this park the best time is from October to February, when many migratory birds can be seen, including highly endangered Siberian crane.

Lohagarh :: This Iron Fort was built in the 18th century by Maharaja Suraj Mahl, who was the founder of of Bharatpur.

Bharatpur Palace :: The palace is a perfect blend of Mughal & Rajput architecture. It decorated with lovely sculptures, beautiful floorings, the palace is now converted into a Government museum.

Ganga Temple :: The huge temple is beautiful piece of architecture. It was built in 1845 by Maharaja Balwant Singh.

Laxman Temple :: The temple is dedicated to the younger bother of Lord "RAMA". It is worth visiting for its exquisite carving & beautiful stone work.

Ajmer Picture Gallery Click Here to see the Glimpes of Bharatpur


Places Around Bharatpur

Deeg Fort :: The massive castle is located in the Deeg Village just 32 kms away from Bharatpur. The fort is worth visiting to see the beautiful carving 7 the exquisite inlay work. The fort compound includes lovely palaces, lush green gardens and the water tanks in the compound.


Useful Information

In summers Bharatpur has temperature between 37 C  to 45 C
In winters Bharatpur has temperature between 7 C  to 45 C

Bharatpur is a Bird watching spot so don't forget your Binoculars & Camera to located the wonderful birds. Its better to hire a good guide, they are very expert in bird spotting & can recall you the name of every bird.

Fairs and Festivals

Braj Mahotsav :: Celebrated every year from 2nd to 4th Feb. The festival is related to Lord Krishna & is celebrated during Holi, Bharatpur has witnessed the childhood of Lord Krishna. 






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