Bharatpur City Guide

Bharatpur city is one of the most important cities of Rajasthan, India. The city is itself the major attractions of Rajasthan tours. You can’t imagine a compete tours to Rajasthan without engaging yourself in tours to Bharatpur city and exploring its various attractions. Bharatpur tour plays a major role in tourism in Rajasthan, India.

The city of Bharatpur was founded by Maharaja Suraj Mal in 1733. The city of Bharatpur was once an invincible and well-fortified city. It was the capital of a Kingdome ruled by Jat Maharajah. According to popular belief, the town of Bharatpur was named after Bharat, the brother of Lord Rama. At present, Bharatpur is administrative headquarter of Bharatpur district.

Travel in Bharatpur offers a brilliant opportunity to see and do within the city and in nearby areas. The main attraction of Bharatpur is Bharatpur Bird Saturday, also known as Keoladeo Ghana National Park or Ghana Pakshi Vihar. Bharatpur is world famous for its Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary. The sanctuary offers a glorious opportunity to see the various rare species of birds including Siberian Cranes.

Apart from Bird Sanctuary, the city of Bharatpur is also known for its various other attractions such as Lohagarh Fort, Bharatpur Palace, and Government Museum. When you will travel in Bharatpur during Brij Festival you will also have a mesmerizing opportunity to see and observe cultural events of Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India. Read more information about attractions of Bharatpur in this Bharatpur City Guide article.

Best season to visit:

The best time to visit Bharatpur is winter season between November to March as this is the time during which the migratory birds visit the swamps of the area.

Distances from Bharatpur:
Delhi 251 Kms.
Agra 056 Kms.
Ajmer 313 Kms.
Alwar 116 Kms.
Bharatpur - Kms.
Jaipur 176 Kms.
Jaisalmer 828 Kms.
Jodhpur 478 Kms.
Mt. Abu 707 Kms.
Ranthambhore 302 Kms.

Some Major Attractions in Bharatpur

Keoladeo Ghana National Park : Declared as a World Heritage by UNESCO, this bird park is the major attraction of Bharatpur.You cannot think Bharatpur tour without visiting the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary or Ghana Pakshi Vihar. This is one of the fines bird sanctuaries in the world. When you will explore the sanctuary you will have a brilliant opportunity to see various specious of birds. There are over 400 species of water birds. Here you will also have opportunity to see migratory birds including Siberian Cranes. The best way to explore the park or view the bird life inside the park is taking a boat ride in the lake situated in the middle of the park. One can also enjoy cycle rickshaw ride inside the park to view the bird life attractions.

Besides bird sanctuary, this museum is also a worth visiting attraction of Bharatpur. The museum shows a rich collection of artifacts, exquisitely carved sculptures and ancient inscriptions. All the assets of Government Museum speak volumes about the rich culture, heritage, art and crafts of the region.

Lohagarh Fort : Lohagarh Fort, one of the major attractions of Bharatpur, is a massive iron structure built in the early 18th century. It was attacked by British for several times but in vein because of it impregnable structure. There are three palaces within the fort complex - Kishori Mahal, Mahal Khas and Kothi Khas.

Other Attractions : Apart from above mentioned attractions of Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India, there are more in Bharatpur which are also worth visiting. They are shopping in Bharatpur, Brij Festival, Bharatpur Palace, and excursion to Deeg and Deeg Fort.

Altitude:  250 mtrs. Best Season: Oct - Feb Climate: Summer Mean Max. 45.0 'C Mean Min. 37.0 'C Winter Mean Max. 31.0 'C Mean Min. 7.0 'C Clothing: Summer light tropical or light Winter Woolen.


Deeg(32 km): Once the summer resort of the rulers of Bharatpur, it served as the second capital of the region. This interesting town is strewn with massive fortifications , stunningly beautiful gardens, magnificent palaces and a colourful bazaar.

Deeg used to be the royal summer resort of the rulers of Bharatpur. It served as the second capital of the region. It is dotted with a number of forts, palaces and gardens--well known for their spectacular architectural splendour. The gardens have beautiful tinking fountains and the aura exudes a majestic Mughal style. The palaces worth visit are Gopal Bhavan and Suraj Bhavan.