Bharatpur is situated in , it is a famous city of .
Bharatpr, the ‘Eastern Gateway to Rajasthan ‘was founded in 1773, By Maharaja suraj Mal. it was once an imperegnable fortified city of the Mewat region. According to a legend, the city is named after Bharat , the brother of lord Rama whose other brother laxman was worshipped as the family deity of the Bharatpur rulers.The city and the fort are said to be originally founded by Rustam ,a jat of sogariya clan maharaja suraj mal took over from khemkaran the son of Rustam and established the empire.
Bharatpur shows signs of both Brij and Rajasthani culture. Local women clad in colorful swirling ghagras and odhnis with heavy metal anklets adorning their arms and feet can be seen rubbing shoulders with girls attired in the most modern outfits in Bharatpur.
The city offers all the exotic traditional delicacies of Rajasthan like ‘Dal Baati Churma’, ‘Gatte ki Sabzi’, ‘Papad ki Sabzi’, ‘Khatta’, ‘Missi Roti’ and ‘Bajre ki Roti’. There is ample scope for shopping too in Bharatpur. Visitors to the city can shop for exclusive handicrafts of Rajasthan that are famous all over the world. The must buys are colorful embroidered ‘juttis’ (shoes made of camel leather) and beautiful ‘lac’ or lacquer bangles. There is an incredible variety in clothes too. ‘Leheriya’, tie-and-dye ‘Bandhani’ and ‘Sanganeri’ block prints are the most popular. Women simply can’t resist the stunning ‘Kota Doria’ saris that are hand woven and look simply splendid.
Bharatpur is largely influenced by ‘Brij’ culture. Glimpses of this can be found in the city’s art, architecture and local culture. The city of Bharatpur is famous the world over for its exquisite art of Brij paintings that beautifully portray images of Lord Krishna and the different stages of his life. The minute precision with which the local artisans of Bharatpur produce these paintings is indeed remarkable. The ‘Krishna Leela’ paintings, as they are popularly called, are in great demand not only across the country but abroad too. Besides, influences of Brij culture can also be seen in nearly all the temples, forts and palaces of Bharatpur. The pillars and walls of these historic monuments are adorned with Brij paintings, traces of which can still be seen even today.
Bharatpur is famous for its Parks, Palaces, Museum and Burj.
Keoladeo Ghana National Park:This national park is famous for the birds lover and was declared a reserve for birds in 1956.The sanctuary gained national park status in 1982 and UNESCO declared it a world heritage site in 1985. The park is named after the small shrine of Lord keoladeo, an aspect of shiva , located with in a dense forest.There are over 375 species of beautiful bird, including water bird as well as the migratory water birds and waterside birds. The sancturary not only attracts birds from India but also from places like Europe, Siberia China and Tibet.The park remains busy all over the year with activities of the winged beauties ,but the best time to visit is between August and November for resident birds and October to February for the migratory birds.
Lohagarh or the ‘Iron Fort': The impregnable Fort with stood four British attacks and frustrated them to no ends. Finally, Lord lake captured it in 1884 it is surrounded by a moat and has a number of fine, monuments.
Govt.Museum: it is housed in the Kamra khas with in the fort and exhibits a rich collection of antiquities, exquiste sculptures and some ancient inscriptions.
Jawahar Burj and Fateh Burj: These monuments inside the fort were built by surj mal to commemorate the victories over Mughals and Britishers.
The Palace: The magnificent palace is a fine blend of Mughal and Rajput architecture .it was built in various phases by different Maharajas .The apartments are richly decorated with Patterned floor tiles with exquisite designs.There is a museum in the main central wing.
Bharatpur is well connected by Railhead, road and Air.
Railhead:Bharatpur is the central railway zone,is well connected to Jaipur,Mumbai, Ahmedabad,Delhi.
Airport: Nearest airport is Agra(54 km)
Road:Bharatpur is well connected by road with Agra (56km), Delhi (176km) and Jaipur(176km)
Don’t forget to carry Passport Inc. Visa, Cash Card, Credit Card, Health Insurance Card if any, Vaccination Booklet, Program Booklet, Important Phone Numbers and Extra Passport Copy.
Avoid wearing too short clothes. Carry your Sunglasses, party clothing and representative clothing.
Carry your sun cream, hand sanitisers, soap/Shampoo, personal medicines and anti diarrheal medicines.
In terms of Electronics, must carry your phone+charger, photo-video cam, E-banking.
Other miscellaneous things to carry are travel guide, books/magazines, playing cards, neck-pillow, sleeping mask, towel and money belt.