Bharatpur – Lohagarh, the ‘Eastern Gateway to Rajasthan’
Bharatpur, the ‘Lohagarh’ or the ‘Eastern Gateway to Rajasthan’ is a land of guts-and-glories. Home to some of the most historical sites, natural marvels, and valorous tales, it was once the most invincible regions in the entire of Thar Desert. Owing to its great line of defence, the city got the name ‘Lohagarh’.
Founded by MaharahaSuraj Mal in 1733AD, the city was formerly known as ‘Mewat’, and was later named as ‘Bharatpur’ after king ‘Bharat’, one of the brothers of Lord Rama. Being the most impregnable part of Rajasthan, Bharatpur has successfully endured its culture and heritage since time immemorial. The city has a history that takes the visitors back to 5th century BC and is known to be the origin of the ‘Matsay Kingdom’.
Well connected and easy to access from major parts of the country – 178km from Jaipur, 180km from Delhi, 55km from Agra, 34km from Mathura, Bharatpur is also one of the best places to visit in Rajasthan. Located around 183m above the sea level, it is an epitome of Rajasthan tourism and lies within the much desired ‘Golden Triangle’ tourism map of India.
Be it a history enthusiast, nature lover, or a leisure seeker, all can quench their yearnings while visiting this invincible part of Rajasthan. In addition to the rich and diverse history, Bharatpur also boasts of its exotic range of flora and fauna. Home to the much acclaimed Keoladeo National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is a true treasure trove for the nature lovers.
How To Reach Bharatpur
Bharat has a good network of roads and is well-connected with other major tourist destinations in all Rajasthan tour packages. Visitors can also board regular buses from other major Indian cities to reach Bharatpur.
Bharatpur Junction (BTE) can be easily reached from other major railway stations in the country. For those visitors who want to reach Bharatpur by train, they can board a train to this station and embark on their Rajasthan tours to Bharatpur.
Visitors can reach Bharatpur by boarding a flight to Agra Airport which in only 49km, and finally reach their dream destination by hiring local buses or private taxis from the airport. Visitors can also make it to the Gwalior Airport; around 130k to reach Bharatpur.
When To Visit Bharatpur
Winter (November to February) and monsoon (July to September) are touted as the ideal time to visit Bharatpur. Unlike summers, visitors can enjoy pleasant climate and indulge in an array of activities by visiting Bharatpur during the winters and monsoon.
Stay Options In Bharatpur
Starting from budget or economy hotels to luxury hotels, government tourist lodges to heritage hotels, Bharatpur has all the options. Visitors can select the most suitable option according to their budget and convenience.