Bharatpur is situated in the Braj region of the Northern Indian state of Rajasthan. It is also known as the ‘Eastern Gate of Rajasthan’ and has a rich cultural heritage and literature in the form of romantic folklore and ballads. Unlike the usual travel destinations in Rajasthan, this unique place will grasp all your attention with authentic Rajasthani culture and traditions and festive occasions embarked by large scale celebration and sheer devotion of the locals.
This region is also widely referred to as Lohagarh and it forms an important tourist attraction in the golden tourism triangle connecting Delhi, Jaipur, and Agra. The famous Keoladeo National Park is also situated in Bharatpur. This national park is home to a diverse species of animals and birds. It provides a suitable habitat for various species of birds and as a result, it has become a crucial breeding and feeding ground for birds. In the year 1982, this National Park was designated as the World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.
The national park is named after the temple Keoladeo which is located within the premise of the sanctuary. It is a wetland region spread over huge tracts of land and it plays an essential role in protecting the Bharatpur region from instances of frequent floods. The reserve area inhabits around 200 different species of amphibians and reptiles, 230 different species of birds, various species of fish, snakes, turtles, lizards, etc. The area is also rich in flora and over 350 species of plants are found here. During the winter months, the region welcomes the migratory birds like Siberian Crane, which is also an endangered species. Due to its rich vegetation and wildlife, Bharatpur is also known as Ghana of India
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Nature’s Paradise in Rajasthan
Bharatpur is not only rich in cultural heritage but
it is also rich in its natural heritage. It has been under the rule of various
kings ranging from Jats and Nizams to Imperial rule of the British Empire. Such
rich past of the region is depicted in the city’s architecture and monuments
Lohagrah Fort. Moreover, Bharatpur is also famous for Keoladeo Ghana National Wildlife Sanctuary which is home to diverse and exotic species of flora and fauna. Bharatpur is a fascinating place because it is a perfect blend of both rich history and wildlife.
Restaurants and Local Food in Bharatpur
The local restaurants in Bharatpur offer you with a simple Rajasthani and typical North-Indian cuisine. Most popular dishes in the region are Aloo ki subzi, Pyaaz Kachori, and , Mawa Kachori. You should plan your dinner before 10:30 since most of the restaurants here close by that time.
How to reach Bharatpur
The nearest railway station to Bharatpur is
the Bharatpur railway station situated at a distance of about 5 km from the
main town. From here you can easily get a cab to your respective hotels.
The city is about 192 km away from the
National Capital, Delhi and can be reached by bus.