Bharatpur like any other city in Rajasthan is rich in its culture and traditions and is an exotic offbeat destination. Also known as the “Eastern Gate of Rajasthan”, it is located in the Braj region of Rajasthan. Also known as Lohagarh, Bharatpur is a part of the golden tourism triangle of Delhi, Jaipur, and Agra.
This place attracts a decent number of both national and international tourists every year. It is also the home of Keoladeo National Park, which habitats more than 400 species of animals and birds. It is also recognized as one of the most popular bird feeding and breeding grounds. In 1982 the park was marked as a National Park and later in 1985, it was on the list of World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.
People visit here for the Bharatpur National Park, better known as Keoladeo National Park, is a beautiful bird sanctuary. Named after the Keoladeo temple, the place was set up as a national park on March 10, 1982. It is basically a wetland which was made to protect the Bharatpur region from frequent floods. This national park is home to over two hundred different species of birds, over two hundred different species of various amphibians and reptiles like fish, turtles, snakes and lizards and over four hundred floral species.
WHY THIS SHOULD BE YOUR DESTINATION?
Bharatpur is an ideal destination for those who like visiting bird sanctuaries and those who want to experience luxury and traditions of Rajasthan.
The main attractions of this place are the Bharatpur National Park, the Lohagarh Fort, Banke Bihari Temple, and shopping as well. The Rajasthani cuisine is also the main attraction here which attracts a lot more people who like eating the traditional cuisine and experiencing the kind of life Kings led during their time.
SUGGESTED THINGS TO DO IN BHARATPUR
Bharatpur itself offers a lot of activities and places to visit but if you’re planning to visit here for a weekend then here is a list of things that you must check out in order to get the most out of your short trip.
- Visiting the Bharatpur National Park must be on the top of your checklist. You can see the exotic migratory birds and mammals with various fishes and reptiles. Also, you can choose a safari in the jungle which is more thrilling and is one of a lifetime experience.
- Bankebihari Temple is another place you must visit. This not only relaxes your mind but sometimes it's necessary to surrender yourself from all the things happening in the world and focusing only on yourself and the Almighty.
- The final place you must visit is the Government Museum which describes the lavish lifestyle of the Kings here and shows all the artifacts and precious thing found here. This is a better way to get a peek inside the Rajasthani tradition and culture.