BEST Places to Visit in Bharatpur, Things to do – Detailed Guide

Also known as ‘Lohagarh’, Bharatpur is a beautiful city in the state of Rajasthan. You can see the very famous Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary (Keoladeo National Park), Lohagarh fort, temples and museums which display the artifacts of local rajas.

 

So, before you plan a trip, get all the details of Bharatpur.

 

  • Currency – Indian Rupee                                                      
  • Location – Located in the state of Rajasthan
  • Best Time to Visit – October to May
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How to Reach

 

By Air

 

The nearest airport to Bharatpur is Agra Airport. (56kms away)

Also, Delhi is 184kms from Bharatpur.

 

By Train

 

Bharatpur railway station is very well connected with major Indian cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur and Agra.

 

By Road

 

Roads connectivity is amazing in this city and it connects to all the major cities of Rajasthan. Other cities are also very well connected and their distances are as follows:

  • Delhi – 184 kms, 4 hours
  • Agra – 56 kms, 1 hour
  • Jaipur – 176 kms, 3 hours

Places to Visit In Bharatpur

 

1. Lohagarh Fort

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It is one of the finest pieces of architecture in Rajasthan.

 

Fun Fact: The name Lohagarh Fort means Iron Fort as the British rulers were never able to conquer it.

 

Some interesting monuments inside the fort include the Kishori Mahal, Mahal Khas, Kothi Khas, Moti Mahal, and towers like Jawahar Burj, Fateh Burj, Mahal Khas, Kamra Mahal and Purana Mahal.

It also has a museum that displays various weapons and armors.

 

Entry Fees: Free

 

Opening Hours: 9am to 6pm (daily)

 

Nearby Places to Eat:

Mahal Khas Palace, Giriraj Bela Bar, Swad Restaurant, Devi Ram Ki, Pack and Carry Restaurant

2. Government Museum 

This museum is located inside the famous Lohagarh fort and is a major attraction in Bharatpur.

Government museum showcases stone sculptures, inscriptions, terracotta items, coins, weapons, miniature paintings etc

 

Entry Fees:

  • Indians: INR 5
  • Foreign Nationals: INR 20
  • Students: INR 2
  • Foreign Students: INR 25
  • Camera: INR 10
  • Video Camera: INR 20

 

Opening Hours: 09:45 am to 5:15 pm (Closed on Mondays and Public Holidays)

 

Nearby Places to Eat:

Mahal Khas Palace, Giriraj Bela Bar, Swad Restaurant, Devi Ram Ki, Pack and Carry Restaurant

3. Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary 

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Keoladeo National Park also known as Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is a beautiful historic national park with over 270 bird species. Moreover, it was declared as a protected bird sanctuary in 1971. It attracts ornithologists (one who studies birds) from all over the world.

 

Entry Fees:

  • Indians: INR 25
  • Foreigners: INR 200
  • For own Vehicle: INR 50
  • Video Camera: INR 200
  • Guide: INR 200

 

Opening Hours: Sunrise to Sunset

 

Nearby Places to Eat:

Mahal Khas Palace, Celerations Restaurant, Shahi Rasoi Restaurant & Café, Italian Pizza House, Kanha Food Court

4. Temples

  • Laxman Mandir
  • Ganga Mandir
  • Banke Bihari Temple

 

Entry Fees: Free

 

Opening Hours: All days

Shopping Places

 

  • SUPER MARKET
  • FISH MARKET
  • SANATAN DHARAM MARKET
  • CHOBURJA BAZAAR

What to Expect? / Tips

 

  • You must visit Bharatpur city in the winter months as the weather is very pleasant. Summer heat is very draining, so it’s important to take measures to avoid getting dehydrated (if you visit in the hottest months).
  • Rajasthani Food is very spicy and flavorful, so if you have any disease or are allergic to spices, just beware.

 Where to stay?

 

There are great accommodation options throughout Bharatpur.

Some of them are as follows-

  • The Birder’s Inn
  • Regenta Resort Bharatpur
  • Royal Farm
  • Jawahar Resort
  • Chandra Mahal Haveli – An Amritara Private Hideaway
  • Hotel Celebration
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