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Bharatpur

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Best Time: Nov-Feb Read More

Ideal duration: 1 day

Nearest Airport: Agra Check Flights

""Eastern Gateway to Rajasthan""

Bharatpur Tourism

Bharatpur is located in the Braj region of state Rajasthan, around 38 km from Mathura. Bharatpur is popularly known as the home of Keoladeo National Park, which habitats over 370 species of animals and birds. It is recognised as one of the most popular birds feeding and breeding grounds. In 1982 the park was marked as a National Park, and later in 1985, it came on the list of World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. This National Park, locally known as Ghana, has been a winter home for the Siberian Crane; a species on the verge of extinction (considered an endangered bird today). 5km away from the Bharatpur Junction (railway station) and approximately 192 km from Delhi by car (a 1-day trip).


Bharatpur is drenched by its culture and folklore can be heard from miles. Ruled once by a myriad of rulers, from Jats to Nizams, to the British imperialists, Bharatpur has its own regal history, enshrined in places such as Lohagarh Fort. An exotic offbeat destination that serves tourists with authentic Rajasthani traditions, religious occasions mark devotion of the state people. Also known as Lohagarh, it is a part of the golden tourism triangle of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra, this place attracts a considerable number of national and international tourist every year. Bharat is also a part of the NCR (National Capital Region).


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Restaurants and Local Food in Bharatpur

The food here does not really stand out in terms of uniqueness or a vibrant food culture. Yet, the place will offer you simple and popular Rajasthani as well as North-Indian snacks and preparations. One can flatter their appetite with Pyaaz Kachori, Mawa Kachori, Aloo ki subzi and more. Also, most restaurants here close by 10:30 PM and hence might need you to schedule your dinner plans accordingly.
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Suggested Itinerary

Day 1 - Reach Bharatpur, preferably by noon, and take some rest. In the evening, you can take a stroll on the city side, particularly in the local markets, where you can buy the famous handicrafts and Rajasthani lac and sarees. Silver is also cheap here.
Day 2 - The next day should be earmarked for a visit to the Keoladeo Ghana National Wildlife Sanctuary, which in the southern region of the Bharatpur town.
Day 3 - The final day can start with blessings from Lakshman Mandir or Banke Bihari Mandir. Thereon, you can proceed to the glorious Bharatpur or Lohagarh Fort, which houses some of the rarest collections of Western India's history.

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What's Great?

A beautiful confluence of wildlife and history.

What's Not So Great?

Congested in peak seasons. Not easily accessible.

For Whom?

Ideal for wildlife lovers. Suitable for backpackers from places like Jaipur, Agra, Delhi etc.

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How To Reach Bharatpur

Bharatpur is well connected by both rail and road from the nearby cities, especially from Delhi (200kms), Agra (60kms) and Jaipur (180 kms). You can take one of the many frequent trains from either of these cities to reach Bharatpur in 3-4 hours. Bharatpur is also connected to all of these major cities via National Highways, and you can easily drive from Delhi/Jaipur in under 4 hours (and under 2 from Agra).

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Q. How many days do I need to explore Bharatpur and it's sites?

Kumar Kislay 7 months ago
To explore Bharatpur in a satisfying manner, one would require about 2-3 days. The Keoladeo Sanctuary is breathtakingly beautiful and you can watch bird species like Siberian crane,greater spotted eagle, Indian shag, ruff, painted stork and white spoonbill here. Several species of deer, monkeys and small carnivores are also found here.

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Rohit Shroff 1 year ago
- Bharatpur is just amazing. Go sometime between Nov-Feb and you will be just amazed to see so many kind of birds in such huge numbers).
Rohit Shroff 1 year ago
- Bharatpur, especially between Nov-Febb season is just amazing. The variety of bird species, their quantity is mindblowing. Take a few walk or cycle rickshaw and ask the rickshaw-wala to tell you about the birds (for additional guide charges). Spend an entire day from 6am to 3pm for a complete experience.
Kovid Kapoor 1 year ago
- Loved the bird sanctuary. Do take the guided tours by rickshaw pullers - they really know their birds. Plan on spending the entire day in there - you'll only like it if you have the patience.
- Keep you sunscreen and sunglasses handy. The ride into the National Park would be quite dusty, so go prepared for that. For visiting temples, appropriate rules apply.
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