Bharatpur City Guide


Bharatpur is an important city located in the Indian state of Rajasthan. The city was founded by Maharaja Suraj Mal in the year of 1733. It is the eastern gateway to Rajasthan. It is situated at a distance of just 50 km from Agra (the City of Taj Mahal), Uttar Pradesh.

Today, Bharatpur is better known for the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, also called Keoladeo Ghana National Park. The sanctuary is declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Wildlife enthusiasts and birdwatchers from all over the world visit this sanctuary quite in good number. The sanctuary is a paradise for avifauna and bird watchers. It is a very ideal destination for birding. It is one of the finest bird sanctuaries in India. The sanctuary is home to a large population of various species of birds. During winter, the sanctuary sees thousands of migratory birds such as Siberian Cranes. Besides bird species, animals like sambar, chital, deer, nilgai, boar, etc also can be seen in the sanctuary.

The city of Bharatpur is also famous for historical monuments like Lohagarh Fort, the Bharatpur Palace, the Government Museum, the Jawahar Burj, and the Fateh Burj. Visitors can make an excursion to historical places like the Deeg Fort & Palace and the Gopal Bhavan.

Important Places to See:

  • Keoladeo Ghana National Park (Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary).
  • Lohagarh Fort (Iron Fort).
  • Bharatpur Government Museum.
  • Bharatpur Palace.
  • Jawahar Burj and Fateh Burj.
  • Deeg Fort & Palace.
  • Gopal Bhawan.

Important Fairs & Festivals:

  • Brij Mahotsav (Brij Festival).
  • Jaswant Exhibition
  • Gangaur Festival
  • Teej Festival

How to Reach Bharatpur

By Air: Agra Airport is the nearest airport to arrive in Bharatpur. Agra airport is situated just 50 km from Bharatpur.

By Road: Bharatpur is well-connected to major cities like Delhi, Ghaziabad, Agra, Jaipur, and other nearby towns and cities.

By Train: Bharatpur is well-connected with several cities like Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, etc.