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Bharatpur

Overview of Bharatpur

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 of Rajasthan. 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. Bharatpur is also known as 'LOHAGARH'. It is bound on the north by 'Gurgaon' district of Haryana, on the east by Mathura and Agra districts of Uttar Pradesh, on the south by Dholpur and Karauli, on the southern west by Jaipur and on the west by Alwar, all in Rajasthan.

There is a forest called 'GHANA' means dense forest within a distance of about 5 Km. from District Head Quarter which remains green during the rainy season. Bharatpur Ghana's plan was prepared in 1896 by the State Engineer for driving and confining the wild cattle in the dense forest with 250 species of migratory birds during the monsoon season and 'winter' season, which is famous all over India and world for being a great sanctuary of birds. Bharatpur is also one of the best travel destination in Rajasthan India.

  

Monuments / Historical Places in Bharatpur

Lohargarh Fort is one of the gigantic forts which are made up of iron and it was built in the eighteeth century. This fort is divided in parts like Kishori Mahal, Khoti Khas, as well as Mahal Khas. This fort has been able to stand still even after the dangerous attacks by the British armed force which makes it special.

Jawahar Burj and Fateh Burj are the powerful battlements of the fort. Historical victories from the dynasties of British as well as Mughalson was the cause of building this fort..

Government museum is also one of the most liked attractions of tourist. This museum consists of various beautufully carved portraits as well as artifacts on ancient time. These are actually best work of art and these are the ones that reflect royalty as well as heritage of this region.

Keoladeo National Park is a famous bird sactuary wherein you will find various hunts out of prices of Bharatpur.

Apart from this there are various festivals celebrated in Bharatpur which comprise of Gangaur Festival, Brij Festival and many more.

 

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