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.