Bharatpur is popular for its bird sanctuary near the
Keoladeo Ghana National Park, which is the finest in Asia
with a rich avian variety. Every year, the rare Siberian
cranes come to spend the winter in the warmer climate of
Attractions of Bharatpur
Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary
Once the royal hunting reserve of the princes of Bharatpur,
it is one of the finest bird sanctuaries in the world,
inundated with over 400 species of water birds. more..
The Brij Festival takes place a few days before Holi, the
festival of colours. Held in honour of Lord Krishna, this
festival is marked by verve and zest. Villagers, in gay,
multihued attire, can be seen singing and performing the
Raslila dance-the immortal love-story of Radha and Krishna.
The massive iron structure built in the early 18th century.
With its impregnable defences, it sustained itself even
after a number of British attacks. The fort was conceived
and designed by Maharaja Suraj Mal, the founder of
Bharatpur. The fort has three palaces within its precincts -
Kishori Mahal, Mahal Khas and Kothi Khas.
This royal edifice is a fusion of the Mughal and Rajput
architectural styles with magnificent apartments and
intricately designed floor tiles having interesting
patterns. One can marvel at the ancient exhibits displayed
in the museum in the central pan of the palace.
Excursions from Bharatpur
The famous old fortress of Deeg, which contributed
substantially in the making of the Jat principality, is now
in shambles. Its formidable cannons now lie abandoned in the
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