Bharatpur District of Rajasthan

Bharatpur District of Rajasthan

Population: 2,54,846
Language: Mewati, Braj, Rajasthani, & Hindi
Coordinates: 27.22 ° N 77.48 ° E

Something About Bharatpur District in Rajasthan

Bharatpur is a major city of Rajasthan as well as the most famous bird sanctuary in the country. Spread over 29 sq km, this garden is nothing less than a paradise for bird lovers. Talking about the city of Bharatpur, it was founded by Jat ruler Raja Surajmal and it used to be a Jat stronghold in his time. The temples, palaces, and forts here testify to the art skills of the Jats. Apart from the national park, there are many places to see here.

During the time of Maharaja Suraj Mal, the boundary of Bharatpur state was spread over a wide area of ​​Agra, Dholpur, Mainpuri, Hathras, Aligarh, Etawah, Meerut, Rohtak, Farrukhnagar, Mewat, Rewari, Gurugram (Gurgaon), and Mathura.

List of Maharajas of Bharatpur State

  • Gokula – [1600-70]
  • Rajaram – [1670-88]
  • Rao Chudaman Ji – [1695 – 1721]
  • Badan Singh – [1722 – 56]
  • Surajmal – [1756 – 67]
  • Jawahar Singh – [1767 – 68]
  • Ratan Singh – [1768 – 69]
  • Keshri Singh – [1769 – 71]
  • Nahar Singh – [1771 – 76]
  • Ranjit Singh – [1776 – 1805]
  • Randhir Singh – [1805 – 23]
  • Baldev Singh – [1823 – 25]
  • Balwant Singh – [1825 – 1853]
  • Jaswant Singh – [1853 – 1893]
  • Ram Singh – [1893 – 1900] (Exiled)
  •  Queen Giriraj Kaur, regent [1900 – 18]
  • Maharaja Kishan Singh [1918 – 29]
  • King Brajendra Singh [1929 – 47]
  • Maharaja Vishvendra Singh, current Maharaja cabinet minister of Rajasthan

Best Places to Visit & Explore around Bharatpur District of Rajasthan

Keoladeo Ghana National Park

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Keoladeo Ghana National Park is famous for having the best garden with a group of birds. Rare cranes of Siberia come here every year to spend the winters in the warm climate of Bharatpur. Once a royal hunting ground for the Rajkumarvars of Bharatpur, this park is one of the best bird sanctuaries in the world with over four hundred species of water birds.  A cluster of waterfowl, spoonbills, stalk herons, Jalsingh ibis, and brown herons can be seen around the park.

Ganga Maharani Temple

Temple of Goddess Ganga
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This temple is the most beautiful temple in Bharatpur city. The fine and beautiful carvings done on the walls and pillars of the temple are worth visiting. The temple took 91 years to complete.

Banke Bihari Temple

Baake bihari Mandir-bharatpur city in rajasthanBanke Bihari Temple is one of the most famous temples in India. It is believed that Lord Krishna fulfills all the aspirations of devotees here. Banke Bihari Temple of Bharatpur is one of those temples in India which is always crowded by hundreds of people.

Lakshman Mandir Bharatpur-Raj.

Lord Rama's brother Laxman temple bharatpur
Laksham Mandir Rajasthan

The temple Statues of Laxman Ji and Urmila Ji are installed in the main sanctum sanctorum, apart from these small statues of Rama, Bharata, Shatrughna and Hanuman Ji can also be seen here. This temple is famous for the beautiful carvings done on the stones.

Lohagarh Fort

Front View of Lohagarh Fort in Bharatpur District, Rajasthan
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Maharaja Suraj Mal had envisaged an impregnable fort, under which the condition was that the money should be less and the strength should be unmatched. Raja Saheb held extensive discussions with ministers, courtiers, and scholars on this subject, taking into consideration the means and firepower of the then war, it was decided to build the fort, resulting in strong doors on both sides of the fort.

Deeg’s Palace

Deeg Palace of Bharatpur District
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It is 34 km north of Bharatpur is a beautiful city of gardens called Deeg. The main attractions of the city include the enchanting gardens, beautiful fountains, and the magnificent Jal Mahal. The city attracts a large number of tourists. Deeg Palace was built in 1780 with Gopal Bhawan & Gopal Sagar.

Deeg fort

Deeg Fort in Bharatpur Rajasthan
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Walking around Bharatpur is incomplete until the Deeg Fort is seen. King Surajmal built this fort at some heights. The main attraction of the fort is the clock tower from the entire palace can be seen. The remains of this fort surrounded by a moat, high walls, and gates can be seen from the tower.

 

How to Reach Bharatpur District of Rajasthan

By Airway

Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Airport in Agra district of Uttar Pradesh is the nearest airport to reach Bharatpur district and it is about 56 km away from the Agra airport. Another option is Jaipur International airport and the airport is about 159 km away from Bharatpur district.

By Railway

Bharatpur Junction is the nearest railway station to reach the Bharatpur district of Rajasthan. It is 2 km away from the main city of Bharatpur.

By Roadway

Bharatpur district is located on National Highway 21 & RJ SH-14, 33 & 43. Bus and taxies are always available from every major city of Rajasthan.

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