Bharatpur often misses out on the typical road map to visit Rajasthan. But this spot has some quality tourist spots and is well connected from the major cities of India. If you want to reach by flight, you can drive in from the Agra airport. Agra is the base for road and rail travel to Bharatpur. It is 55kms from Agra. This city was founded by Maharaja Suraj Mal in 1733. It was the perfect city, cordoned off from foreign invasions. The name of the city comes from Bharat, the brother of Lord Rama of Ayodhya. During the 17th Century, the city was under the Jat rule.
There are some very interesting places for tourists. The primary among them is the Keoladeo National Park. This was a hunting spot for the princes of Bharatpur. It has about 400 different species of birds. Some of them come in from Afghanistan and Siberia. The Greyleg Geese from Siberia and the Bareheaded Geese from China are the two famous species found here. The sanctuary is 250 years old. Two rivers, Gambhir and Banganga, supply the water reserves of the National Park. In 1982, grazing was banned, leading to violence between the local Gujjar farmers and Government forces.
The Lohagarh Fort was built by Maharaja Suraj Mal in the 18th Century. Because of its strong foundations, the fort has stood the test of time. There are three palaces in the fort: Kishori Mahal, Kothi Mahal and Mahal Khas. There is a Government museum in Bharatpur that contains a wealth of Rajput and Mughal artifacts and age-old inscriptions. You can pay a visit to the Palace. It is a fusion of the North Indian genres of architecture. It is rich in designing and exhibition. The ancient walls, carved beautifully, are often the reason why tourists visit the Palace more than once.