impregnable fortified city is today famous for the nearby Keoladeo
Ghana Bird Sanctuary. Once the shooting preserve of royalty, it
is perhaps the most spectacular water-bird sanctuary in India.
: 22 sq. km Altitude : 205 metres
Climate : Summer Max. 45 C Min. 37 C Winter Max. 31 C Min.
Season : October to February
: The nearest airport, Agra is 54 kms. However, convenient
airports from Bombay are Jaipur (174 km) and Delhi (182 km)
since there are no direct flights to Agra from B'bay.
: Bharatpur is on Bombay-Delhi sector of Western Rly.
: Bharatpur is well connected by good motorable roads to Agra
(54 km), Delhi (182 km), Fatehpur Sikri (20 km), Jaipur (174
km), Mathura (36 km) and Sariska (130 km).
- For local
sightseeing, tongas and cycle-rickshaws are available.
Within the sanctuary, mini buses are operated by the Forest
Please Contact: The Deputy Chief Wildlife Warden, Forest Rest
Entry Fees : Foreigners Rs.10/- Indian Rs.2/-
Entry Fees for Vehicles : Car: Rs.5/-; Jeep- Rs..10/- Bus
Mini bus (21 persons) Rs.30/- Bus Rs.50/-
Fees for Photography : All 35 mm cameras: Rs.200/-
Amateurs : Rs.10/- (8 mm cameras)
Rs.25/- (16 mm cameras)
Professonals: Rs.100/- (8 & 16 mm cameras)
Sanctuary - 3 Km. Also known as the Keoladeo Ghanga Sanctuary, it
is famous for rare avian species. Stretching over a 29 sq. km.
marshy area it is an ideal terrain for migratory birds. Some 353
species live and breed within the park, some of which are egrets,
darters, cormorants, grey herons, sarus crane, siberian crane,
rosy headed pelican etc. There are also a number of spotted deer,
sambar, nilgai, wild boar, python and porcupine. Jeepable roads
that form a network through the marshland and boats that canbe
painted through weeds make for easy viewing of the birds. All
visitors are required to obtain a permit from the Warden or
Ranger at the entrance of the parl.Bharatpur Fort-This
magnificient 18th century fort built by Raja Suraj Mal was also
known as Loha Gadh and proved to be impregnable. Government
Museum- The museum in the fort houses sculptures, inscriptions and
exhibits of art and culture of the region. Bharatpur Palace -
This royal monument is a brilliant blend of Mughal and a Rajput
architecture. There is also a museum in the central wing with a
few exhibits dating to the 2nd century A.D.
Deeg (32 km):
Renowned for its forts, palaces and beautiful Mughal gardens this
used to be the royal summer resort of the rulers of Bharatpur,
Deeg is 35 km from Mathura, 75 km from Alwar and 152 km from
Information Bureau, Rajasthan Tourist Office Sarus Tourist
Bungalow, 230 D.N. Road. Tel: 2044162. Agra Road, Bharatpur - 321
001 Tel. 2340.