In Delhi and thinking what to do for weekend? A weekend tour to Bharatpur is one of the best options that you can choose. Delhi has a good connectivity to all the nearby places. Hence, reaching Bharatpur is easy and convenient.
Bharatpur is situated in north east Rajasthan. The place is well known for its bird sanctuary which is world famous. The place is also known as the “Gateway to Rajasthan”. Bharatpur is at a distance of 55 km from Agra and 184 km from Delhi.
Bharatpur Travel Route
If you want to reach Bharatpur by road then you have to go via Agra and Jaipur. Apart from that you can also reach the town by flight which you can board from Jaipur as well as Agra. That is where the nearest airports are. The aircrafts that fly to Bharatpur are Sahara Airlines, Air Deccan and, Jet Airways. You can also arrange for chartered flights from Delhi, but would become a little expensive. Shatabdi Express is a good option if you want to travel by train.
Bharatpur Tourist attractions
The small town of Bharatpur will offer you several tourist spots. Some of the places that you can explore have been given below:-
The Palace – If you love to visit historical places then, the Bharatpur Palace is a must see for you. It blends both Rajput and Mughal style of architecture. You would surely like the beautiful design patterns on the floor and the splendid apartments.
Lohagarh Fort – The literal meaning of the name is “Iron Fort”. This was built by Maharaja Suraj Mal in early 18th Century. The fort is reported to have undergone number of attacks in the past. There are three beautiful palaces within the fort which are named Mahal Khas, Kothi Khas and also the Kishori Mahal.
Government Museum – This is located inside one of the palaces at Lohagarh Fort. You can see the unique collection of artifacts, weapons, paintings and sculptures that are on display. You will also come across some ancient manuscripts and scrolls.
Jawahar Burj and Fateh Burj: These are two of the most beautiful victory towers built by Maharaja Suraj Mal. This was done in order to commemorate his victory over the British and Mughals. The royal background creates a perfect backdrop for your pictures.
Other Places to see
Apart from the above mentioned names, you have other places to explore too on your tour to Bharatpur. The names are given below:-
- Keoladeo National Park
The town has variations in climate. The summers are hot and dry and winters are cool. Summers go on till April and sometimes stretch to June. Monsoons bring some respite and continue till early July.
Best time to Visit Bharatpur
Keeping in mind the climatic conditions, the best time to take a tour to Bharatpur is during the winter months. This means you would have to travel by the end of the year.
These would some of the key points for Bharatpur. Your trip to the town will be a memorable one.