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Bharatpur is considered as the Eastern Gateway to Rajasthan. Bharatpur is popular for its bird sanctuary-the Keoladeo Ghana National Park - finest in Asia rich avian variety. Every year the rare Siberian cranes come to spend the winter in the warmer climate of Bharatpur.

Of the remnants of the royal past remains the marvellous Bharatpur Palace housing a rich repository of a large number of ancient exhibit that date back to the early 15th century.

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Bharatpur (Keoladeo Ghana) National Park :
Bharatpur (Keoladeo Ghana) National Park, RajasthanThe Bharatpur National Park is also known by the name of Keoladeo Ghana. The name Keoladeo is derived from a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva situated in the center of the park. The word Ghana means dense and refers to the thick forest that used to cover the park area at one point of time. The park houses approximately 375 species of exotic birds, both resident as well as migratory. Out of those, almost 132 breeds inhabit the sanctuary. The migratory birds arrive not only from different parts of India, rather, from places as far as Europe, Siberia, China, Tibet, etc. Bharatpur also serves as a habitat to animals like Sambar, Cheetal, Nilgai, Boar, etc.

Lohagarh Fort :
Lohagarh Fort Bharatpur, RajasthanLohagarh or going by the literal meaning the 'Iron Fort' was built by Maharaja Suraj Mal in the early 18th century. This fort is as strong as its name; it withstood a number of British attacks. Lohagarh Fort has three beautiful palaces inside- Kothi-Khas, Mahal-Khas and Kishori-Khas.

Bharatpur Palace and Government Museum :
The Bharatpur Palace owes its formation to a number of Maharajas. This beautiful piece of architecture is a blend of the Mughal and Rajput styles. The palace houses a number of apartments, decorated with elaborately designed patterned floor tiles. The main central wing of the palace has now been converted into a museum. The museum exhibits rich collection of artifacts dating back to as far as the 2nd century. On display, is an array of antiquities, exquisite sculptures, ancient inscriptions, etc.

Deeg (32 Km):
Deeg Palace Bharatpur, RajasthanOnce the summer resort of the rulers of Bharatpur, it served as the second capital of the region. This interesting town is strewn with massive fortifications , stunningly beautiful gardens, magnificent palaces and a colourful bazaar. Deeg used to be the royal summer resort of the rulers of Bharatpur. It served as the second capital of the region. It is dotted with a number of forts, palaces and gardens--well known for their spectacular architectural splendour. The gardens have beautiful tinking fountains and the aura exudes a majestic Mughal style. The palaces worth visit are Gopal Bhavan and Suraj Bhavan.
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Shopping in Bharatpur

Bharatpur is world renowned for the Keoladeo Ghana National Park. Not obviously a shopping destination, tourists heading for Bharatpur can manage to take home souvenirs and curios typical of India. For shoppers, the ideal place to shop would be the city of Jaipur.

Jaipur is famous for its jewelery made of precious and semi-precious stones. Also known are Jaipur textiles especially the bandhej (tie and dye print), brass work, antiques and marble carvings.

How to Getting Bharatpur

How to Reach Bharatpur by Air: The nearest airport is Agra at a distance of 56 km. From Agra, daily flights are available for Delhi, Mumbai, Varanasi and Lucknow.

How to Reach Bharatpur by Rail : Bharatpur is well connected by regular rail services connect with several cities on Delhi-Mumbai trunk route, Jaipur and Agra.

How to Reach Bundi by Road : A good network of bus services connects Bharatpur with Delhi, Jaipur and other major cities in north and western India.
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