Bharatpur is a city and a Municipal Corporation in the Indian state of Rajasthan with 65 wards. The city is situated 180 km south of India’s capital, New Delhi, 178 km from Rajasthan’s capital Jaipur, 55 km west of Agra of Uttar Pradesh and 38 km from Mathura of Uttar Pradesh. It is also the administrative headquarters of Bharatpur District and the headquarters of Bharatpur Division of Rajasthan State. Bharatpur is part of National Capital Region (NCR) of India. The city has an average elevation of 183 metres (600 ft) and is also known as “Lohagarh” and the “Eastern Gateway to Rajasthan”.
bharatpur is the city of the UNESCO Word heritage site of the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, currently known as the Keoladeo Ghana National Park. Formerly a royal province of Rajputana, this city of Rajasthan has earned the reputation of being one of the finest bird watching locations in the world. The amazing diversity of species of avians as well as wildlife without doubt is the reason the major lure for Bharatpur tours. It is also known as the ‘eastern gateway to Rajasthan’ and is close to Delhi as well as Agra. Additionally, it is a popular weekend getaway and a must-visit site on a tour of the Golden Triangle tourist circuit.
Keoladeo Ghana National Park, the world heritage bird sanctuary is the most popular tourist attraction in Bharatpur. In the natural environs inhabit almost 364 breeds of birds, 379 floral species, 50 species of fish, 13 species of snakes, 5 species of lizards, 7 amphibian species, 7 turtle species, a variety of other invertebrates and other citizens of the animal kingdom. The star highlight of Bharatpur tourism is mostly the park where visitors can enjoy safari. Additionally, there are various other historical attractions. On a tour of Bharatpur, take out time to explore Bharatpur Palace, Lohagarh Fort, Government Museum, Deeg, Ganga Mandir, and many more.
Bird-watchers and nature lovers are in awe of Bharatpur. Notable species amongst the throngs of birds include nesting Painted Storks, White Ibises, Darters and Spoonbills, Black-necked Stork, Comb Duck, and the elusive Spotted Creeper. Also, thousands of ducks, hundreds of Ferruginous and Lesser Whistling Ducks plus smaller numbers of Red-crested Pochards and Spotbilled Ducks crowd the marshes and pools. The popular winter guests of the national park include both White and Dalmatian Pelicans along with large numbers of Common Cranes and a significant population of the elusive Sarus Cranes.