Bharatpur - the eastern gateway to
Rajasthan. Bharatpur is popular for its bird sanctuary-the Keoladeo Ghana
National Park - finest in Asia rich avian variety.
Bharatpur - The
'Eastern Gateway to Rajasthan', was founded
by Maharaja Suraj Mal in 1733 AD, it was once
an impregnable well fortified city,
carved out of the
region formerly known as
Mewat. The trio of Bharatpur, Deeg and Dholpur has played
an important part in the history
The place was named
as Bharatpur after the name of
Bharat, the brother of Lord
Rama, whose other
brother Laxman was
worshipped as the family deity of the
Bharatpur. The legends say
the rulers Laxman's name is engraved
on the state arms and the seals. The
city and the fort have been believed
to be founded by Rustam, a Jat
of Sogariya clan. Maharaja Suraj Mal
took over from Khemkaran,
the son of Rustam,
and established the
empire. He fortified the city by
building a massive wall around the city.
interesting aspect of the Bharatpur history is the domination
of Jats in the region since 17th
century. Leaders like Churaman and
Badan Singh brought the jats together to
mould them into a force to
reckon with. Suraj Mal has been
the greatest ruler who made them a formidable
force and played a very important
role in the Indian history
during 19th century.
55 km Long journeys by road from Agra drives you to the town of Bharatpur
– the eastern gateway to Rajasthan
. Bharatpur is popular
for its bird sanctuary-the Keoladeo Ghana National Park – finest in Asia
with a rich avian variety .
Every year the rare Siberian cranes come to spend the winter in the warmer
climate of Bharatpur .
the remnants of the royal past remains the marvelous Bharatpur Palace
housing a rich repository of large number of ancient exhibits that
date back to the early 15th century.
Hotels in Bharatpur