The interwoven charm of natural wonder and cultural glory makes Bharatpur one of the premier attractions of Rajasthan Tour Packages. This beautiful city was founded by Maharaja Suraj Mal founded in 1733 AD. Bharatpur's close proximity to Agra City makes it the most favoured destination of Agra excursion. This is an erstwhile princely state often called the 'Eastern Gateway of Rajasthan'. The Keoladeo Ghana National Park which is one of the best bird sanctuaries in the world is the foremost attraction of Bharatpur Tourism. Along with this, the historical remnants of this place showcase the glory of mighty rulers who ruled this place for centuries.
Some of the popular attractions of the Bharatpur Travel Guide are:
Keoladeo National Park
It is one of the premier wildlife sanctuaries in India popularly known as Bharatpur National Park. This national park is a marshy area sprawled over an area of 29 sq km. The presence of kadam forests, grasslands and shallow lakes make it an ideal destination which cradles some of the exotic and rarest bird species. This park was built by the Maharaja of Bharatpur in the 19th century as the bird shooting reserve. Also known as the Keoladeo National Park, this park became a bird sanctuary in 1956 and was declared a national park in 1982.
The foremost attraction of this national park is 350 species of birds and 35 species of butterflies which makes it a paradise for bird lovers and most favoured destination among Ornithologists. The exotic collection of the bird species make this park a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Some of the famous birds species of this park are endangered Siberian cranes, pink tinted painted stork, egrets,ducks,pelicans, cormorants, ibises, geese, black-necked, painted and Asian open-bill storks.
Bharatpur Palace and Government Museum
It is another popular attraction of this place famous for its rich collection of artefacts dating back to the era of raja-maharaja. This beautiful palace is famous for its architectural design based on the Mughal and Rajput styles. Some portion of this palace has been converted into a government museum which exhibits rich collection of antiques like wood articles, stone vessels, ornaments, hunted cubs, bear kids, tigers and deer, dresses, jewellery boxes, sculptures and ancient inscriptions.
It is a magnificent fort renowned for its impregnable defence system because of which it was named Lohagarh. The design, decoration and construction of this fort are the living testimony to the glorious era of the audacious Jat rulers. This grand fort was built by the Jat ruler Maharaja Suraj Mal in the 18th century. Kothi Khas, Mahal Khas, Kishori Mahal and Moti Mahal are the popular attractions of this fort which enthral tourists with their grandiose decorations. The Ashtadhatu (eight-metal) gateway with huge elephants paintings is the most striking feature of this fort.
Bharatpur National Park is the foremost attraction of Bharatpur Tour. It is one of the premier attractions of Rajasthan Tour Packages famous across the globe for its exotic collection of bird species.
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