For those looking for a quick trip to Bharatpur, October is a good time to land up. The temperature varies between 21°C and 34°C. Since this is post-monsoon, the weather is quite bearable and exploration is pleasurable.
November through January is the best time to visit Bharatpur. 3kms from Bharatpur is the Keoladeo Ghana National Park, home to over 300 species of birds. Birdwatchers, both amateur and seasoned, will have a great time here during the winter months spotting a host of migratory birds. don’t forget your binoculars!
The temperature from November to January fluctuates between 9°C and 27°C, offering pleasant weather for outdoor excursions. Plan a trip to Deeg, Suraj Mal’s former capital of Bharatpur. Stare in awe at the 2,000 fountains, royal pavilions and lawns. Also present, are a bunch of royal artefacts that hark back to a time when Bharatpur was a major player among the Rajasthani kingdoms.
Visiting Bharatpur in the first week of February is a good idea. This is when the city springs to life with the Brij Festival. The raslila performance is a major part of this pre-Holi celebration. It is a musical-theatrical performance of Krishna-Radha’s courtship. You will get a brilliant glimpse intot he culture of Rajasthan around this time.