Bharatpur is a captivating city in Indian State Rajasthan. This beautiful place is located 178 km of distance from Jaipur – the pink city of India. It is also nestled in the Delhi-Jaipur-Agra golden triangle that attracts more visitors to this place. Bharatpur is also popular with its other names, such as “Lohagarh” and “Eastern Gateway to Rajasthan”.
Bharatpur has lots of tourist destinations that amaze all the visitors. Let’s catch some of them one by one:
Bharatpur National Park
Bharatpur National Park is the most popular and very prominent tourist spot of Bharatpur. It is also popular with its other two names - Keoladeo Ghana National Park and Keoladeo National Park. Bharatpur National Park is one of the Heritage sites of this country.
Heavy forests, woodlands, and marshy lands make up the outstanding topography of Bharatpur National Park. It is the appropriate and best place for bird watchers because it is a land of the highest number of birds in the whole world. It houses 366 bird species in total. Not only birds, this amazing park features 7 species of turtles, 50 species of fishes, and 13 species of snakes. Visitors can also discover 379 species of flora.
This temple is known to be the most beautiful temple in the whole desert state. Can you believe this masterpiece took around 90 years for its construction? The Ganga temple is a mind-blowing amalgamation of South Indian, Mughal, and Rajput style of architecture. The well-adorned idols of Shiva-Parvati, Laxmi Narayan, Lord Krishna, and Goddess Ganga will mesmerize you. Gangashaptami and Ganga Dussehra are two best times to visit this temple.
We all know that ‘Loha’ means iron and the name ‘Lohagarh Fort’ has been sourced from its iron-made structure. If we believe the sayings, Lohagarh Fort is one of the powerful forts of all times. This fort has been attacked many times but every time it got success to protect itself. The particular structure features an array of monuments signifying a mark of victory. Tourists can also discover a captivating museum that is an integral part of these incredible monuments.
Banke Bihari Temple
Bharatpur holds various famous temples and the Banke Bihari Temple is one of those. This temple sprawls a vast area of land and carries a great example of the outstanding architecture of that times. The main hall of Banke Bihari Temple features the idols of Lord Krishna and Radha. Every devotee should definitely visit this temple and especially during the Janmastami festival.
Bharatpur incorporates two Laxmana temples. One of these temples is 3 centuries old and another is 400 years old. The temple was constructed with white marble and sandstone. You should definitely visit this temple because it is located in the heart of the city market and you can easily reach this place by taking a public transport.
Foods of Bharatpur
Food is the soul of any place and Bharatpur is also not an exception. Apart from the several tourist attractions, Bharatpur is also famous for various lip-smacking and scrumptious foods. You can easily find out various eating places and enjoy all types of delicacies in this place. It will be a great experience for both vegetarian and non-vegetarian foodies.
Bharatpur does not hold any signature delicacies but you will get classic North Indian dishes here. If you are interested to try some local delicacies, go for Pyaaz Kachori, Mawa Kachauri, Alu ki Sabzi (Potato curry), and Rabri.
Shopping at Bharatpur
We all know that Bharatpur is prominent for its famous national park, however, even for shopping lovers, this place has many things to offer. Satiating an avid shopper in you, don’t forget to discover the jewelry made of semi-precious and precious stones, marble carvings, handicrafts, antiques, brass work, and Jaipur textiles.
The extremely and incredibly colorful Jaipur handlooms, specifically bandhej materials (saree and suit) will blow your mind by their attractiveness and you won’t mind purchasing a collection of them to surprise your family and friends.
Nightlife in Bharatpur
If you wish to discover the nightlife in Bharatpur, Morchalli, Mahua, Cheetal Bar or Shikar Bar are some places you can pay a visit.
Are you ready to explore Bharatpur?