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Bharatpur is known as "Lohagarh" and the "Eastern Gateway to Rajasthan" and is famous for Keoladeo National Park.

Bharatpur is the city located in the Braj region and newly created municipal corporation in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is also the administrative headquarters of Bharatpur District and the headquarters of Bharatpur Division of Rajasthan. The Royal House of Bharatpur traces its history to the 11th century. Bharatpur is part of National Capital Region (NCR). Bharatpur lies on the Golden Tourism Triangle of Delhi–Jaipur–Agra and hence a large number of national and international tourists visit Bharatpur every year.


The rulers of the Bharatpur is from Sinsinwar clan which is the Indo-sythian tribe that migrated in India around AD100. According to William Cook, the city of Gohad was founded in 1505 by the Bamraulia village, who had been forced to leave Bamraulia by a satrap of Firuz Shah Tughluq. Gohad was developed into important Jat state which was captured by Marathas. The Ranas and British signed the treaty which hepled the british to capture Gwalior and Gohad from marathas. British kept the Gwalior and Gohad was handed over to Jats which was later given to Marathas under a revised treaty dated 22 November 1805 between the Marathas and the British. Different rulers that rules over Bharatpur are as follow :

  • Maharaja Randhir Singh, 1805–1823
  • Maharaja Baldeo Singh, 1823–1825
  • Maharaja Balwant Singh, 1825–1853
  • Maharaja Jashwant Singh, 1853–1893
  • Maharaja Ram Singh, 1893–1900 (exiled)
  • Maharani Girraj Kaur, regent 1900–1918
  • Maharaj Kishan Singh, 1900–1929
  • Maharaja Brijendra Singh, 1929–1947 (Joined the Indian Union)

Places to visit

  • Keoladeo National Park
  • Lohagarh Fort
  • Government Museum
  • Ganga Mandir
  • Laxman Ji mandir
  • Bankebihari temple, inside Lohagarh Fort
  • Vishwapriya Shastri Park
  • Golbagh Palace
  • Moti Mahal (Bharatpur)|Moti Mahal
  • Shri Rajendra suri kirti mandir
  • Kishori Mehal
  • Laxmi Vilas Palace
  • Jawahar Burj
  • Fateh Burj
  • Nehru Park
  • Dev Narayan Temple (Sarsena)

Keoladeo National Park

Keoladeo National Park is situated in Bharatpur district in Rajasthan and is also known as Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. It is a famous avifauna Sanctuary that consist of thousands of birds specially in winter season. The park was declared as protected sanctuary in the year 1971. The aprk is man-made and man-managed land and is one of the national park in India. The park is home to 366 bird species, 379 floral species, 50 species of fish, 13 species of snakes, 5 species of lizards, 7 amphibian species, 7 turtle species, and a variety of other invertebrates. The park is the one of the richest birds areas in world.


  • Temperature ranges from 37°C to 45°C in summer.
  • Temperature ranges from 7°C to 27°C in winter.

How to Reach

By Air - Jaipur International Airport is nearest airport.

By Rail - Bharatpur has its own railway station.

By road - Bharatpur is easily accessible by road as it is located on National highway 11 (NH-11).