Bharatpur is a city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Located in the Braj region, Bharatpur was once considered to be impregnable and unbeatable. 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 and 34 km from Mathura. The Royal House of Bharatpur traces its history to the 11th century. Bharatpur is part of National Capital Region (NCR).
Bharatpur is also known as “Lohagarh” and the “Eastern Gateway to Rajasthan”. It is famous for Keoladeo National Park ( A UNESCO’s World Heritage Site). Bharatpur lies on the Golden Tourism Triangle of Delhi–Jaipur–Agra and hence a large number of national and international tourists visit Bharatpur every year.
The Keoladeo National Park is a bird watchers’ paradise with many migratory birds choosing to make it their seasonal abode. Nesting indigenous water birds and migratory water birds specifically the Siberian Crane, the Bharatpur Sanctuary also houses many species of Sambar, Chital, Nilgai and Boar. All you photographers out there, Bharatpur beckons an avid bird watcher and a photographer!