Bharatpur City Map

Bharatpur City Map

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Location
Bharatpur is located at a distance of 55 kms from Agra, 22 kms from Fatehpur Sikri, 32 kms from Deeg, 39kms from Mathura, 176 kms from Alwar and184 kms from Jaipur.

Connectivity
  • Air: Agra Airport is the nearest airport that has flights for Delhi, Bombay, Varanasi and Lucknow
  • Rail: Agra, Bharatpur is also connected to Mathura, Sawai Madhopur and Kota by the main Delhi - Bombay line.
  • Road: Bharatpur is well connected by road with Agra, Delhi, Mathura and Jaipur. There are regular bus services that operate for all major cities.
History
Maharaja Suraj Mal founded Bharatpur in 1733 AD and was a well bastioned city. According to a popular legend, Bharatpur derives its name from Bharat, the brother of Lord Rama who was one of the incarnations of Vishnu. Bharatpur was under the dominion of the Jats in the17th century.

Places to See in Bharatpur
Lohagarh Fort: The colossal iron edifice was built in the early 18th century by Maharaja Suraj Mal. It miraculously withstood the ravages of time and even sustained the numerous British attacks. The fort consists of three palaces namely - Kishori Mahal, Mahal Khas and Kothi Khas.

Government Museum
This museum is the repository of traditional artefacts, delicately carved sculptures and ancient inscriptions that speak a lot about the region's cultural heritage.

The Palace
The magnificent imperial building reflects the fusion of Mughal and Rajpat architectural styles with majestic apartments and exquisitely designed floor tiles exhibiting fascinating patterns. The ancient exhibits displayed in the museum at the centre of the palace inspire awe of the beholder.

Keoladeo National Park
In the past it was the royal hunting preserve of the Bharatpur princes but now it has become one of the famous bird sanctuaries that is the abode of about 400 varied species of birds including water birds, exotic migratory birds from Afghanistan, Siberian cranes from the Arctic, Greyleg Geese from Siberia and Bareheaded Geese from China.

Places of Worship
Ganga Mandir, Laxmi Mandir , Jama Masjid ,St. Luke's Church and Gurudwara.

Bharatpur Facts



StateRajasthan
DistrictBharatpur
District HeadquartersBharatpur
Tehsil/TalukBharatpur
Lat Long27.216892,77.48987
Area5,066 km2
Population as per (2011)252109
Official LanguagesHindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
STD Code05644
TransportRail, Bus, Local Transport
Vehicle registrationRJ-05
Food and CuisineAlu ki Sabzi, Kachauri, Rabri, traditional Indian food, large variety of fast food, lot of fresh vegetables, little water and pure ghee as the medium of cooking. Milk and butter are largely used in the popular dishes, One popular dish served here consists of dal, bati and churma and sweet dish, like Mawa Kachori .
ReligionHindus ,Muslims , Jains
Festival gaurav mahamna, Jaswant Exhibition, Gangaur, Teej
MonumentsKeoladeo National Park, Government Museum, Lohagarh Fort, Ganga Temple, Gopal Bhavan, Deeg Fort, Laxman Temple, Deeg water Palace, Bankebihari Temple .
Places of interest Keoladeo National Park, Lohagarh Fort, Government Museum, Golbagh Palace, Golbagh Palace, Moti Mahal, Shri Rajendra suri kirti mandir, Kishori Mehal, Laxmi Vilas Palace, Jawahar Burj, Fateh Burj, Ganga mandir, Laxman mandir, Vishwapriya shastri park, Bankebihari temple, Nehru Park, Dev Narayan Temple(Sarsena) etc.
MarketsMainly as a National Park
HotelLaxmi Vilas Palace, Hotel Kiran Villa Palace, Hotel Sunbird, Swaraj Resorts, The Bagh, The Birder's Inn: Resort, Udai Vilas Palace Hotel, Hotel Spoonbill , Hotel Tourist Complex etc.
Industries Brij Industrial Area Bharatpur, Old Industrial Area Bharatpur, Industrial Area Jurhera etc.
University/CollegeMSJ College, RD Girls College, Chandravati Group of Institution (faculty of Engineering and Hotel Management), Digamber Nursing College and the College of Engineering, Government Engineering College in Bharatpur offering B.Tech Degree
Notable peopleAcharya Rajendrasuri- Jain reformer


Last Updated on : June 16, 2014