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Places of Attractions
Bharatpur Fort ( Kila)
Bharatpur, in Rajasthan, seems like a small town at first sight. But with its fortress, palaces, religious places and the
world-famous bird sanctuary it is a beautiful place and attracts tourists, largely foreigners, in hordes. Replete with acts
of chivalry and valor, the history of this township is at once interesting and awe-inspiring. About 175 km from Delhi on the
Delhi-Mumbai highway, Bharatpur had been ruled by Jat rulers, the first being Badan Singh. A revolt against the Mughal emperor
Aurangzeb by some petty Jat chieftains led to open warfare and frequent skirmishes.
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The building Kamra Khas within the fort has been converted into a museum, displaying a rich collection of antiquaries,
exquisite sculptures and some ancient inscriptions.
The government Museum is housed in the former durbar hall, the maharaja's meeting hall, in the fort. The most interesting
thing to see here is the hamam(bathhouse), which retains some fine carvings and frescoes.
Jawahar Burj and Fateh Burj
A few of the eight imposing towers still stand erect within the glorious ramparts of the fort. Especially two of them - Jawahar Burj and Fateh Burj are of special interest These were built by Maharaja Suraj Malto commemorate his victories over the Mughals and British respectively. The coronation ceremony of the Jat rulers of Bharatpur was also held at the Jawahar Burj.
Ganga Mandir ( Temple of Deity Ganga)
A very sacred temple of Deity "Ganga Maiya". The temple dedicated to Goddess Ganga was initiated by Maharaja Balwant Singh in 1845. However, its completion was done in 1937 by Maharaja Brijendra Sawai. The temple is a two storeyd structure built of sandstone. The chequered floors are painted in black and white. The terrace is best avoided as the edges are not stable and can be highly precarious Temple is one of the ldest one in the city and local people have great respect and proud on the temple. Located at the very heart of the city,the architecture of the temple is impressive and artistic.
The Laxman Temple and the mosque are the other places of interest in the city.
KeolaDeo Bird Sanctuarty
A visit to Bharatpur would undoubtedly be incomplete without a visit to the world famous Keoladeo National Park, also known as
Ghana Bird Sanctuary.
Mini bus is operated by Forest Rest House, Please contact :
Approved tourist guides for the National Park can be hired from
Auto rickshaw, Cycle-rickshaw and Tongas are available at Old Bus Stand and Railway Station. Rates are negotiable
Tourist Information Bureau
RTDC Hotel Saras, Agra Road. Tel : 222542