Bharatpur is small city located in the eastern Rajasthan, itwas founded in 1733 AD by Maharaja Suraj Malji, it is named after the brother of Lord Rama called "Bharat", the city played an important part in history. Famous as a bird water's paradise. Bharatpur has privilege to host the thousands of Siberian cranes which travels more thousand miles to enjoy their winters. 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.

The 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

Major Attraction - Bird Sanctuary

Keoladeo Ghana National Park - This park is well worth to visit, a staggering 364 species of birds have been recorded within the park's 29 sq km area. It's also one of the world's most important bird-breeding and feeding grounds, and a vital wintering area for aquatic birds, including species from Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, China and Siberia. There you can see the Saras cranes i.e. the largest bird in the park & birds like herons, egrets, geese, owls, cormorants, kingfishers and even pythons. The perfect time for bird-watching is the early morning and evening. And to visit this park the best time is from October to February, when many migratory birds can be seen, including highly endangered Siberian crane.

Other Tourists Places in Bharatpur

Lohagarh - This Iron Fort was built in the 18th century by Maharaja Suraj Mahl, who was the founder of of Bharatpur.

Bharatpur Palace - The palace is a perfect blend of Mughal & Rajput architecture. It decorated with lovely sculptures, beautiful floorings, the palace is now converted into a Government museum.

Ganga Temple - The huge temple is beautiful piece of architecture. It was built in 1845 by Maharaja Balwant Singh.

Laxman Temple - The temple is dedicated to the younger bother of Lord "RAMA". It is worth visiting for its exquisite carving & beautiful stone work.

Best Time to Visit Bharatpur

The best time to visit Bharatpur is winter season between November to March.

How to Reach Bharatpur

Bharatpur is accessible by road from Agra (55 km. or 34 miles) and Jaipur ( 185 km. or 115miles). It is 1,207 km. (750 miles) from Mumbai on the broad-gauge line of the Western Railway. All important places of Bharatpur are connected by roads. In the district, total length of roads is 1994.4 km. In the district 317 village panchayat and 911 villages are connected by roads and 60 village panchayat , 828 villages are to be connected.