he eastern gateway of
Historical Rajasthan - Bharatpur has had a glorious past as is evident from
its beautiful palaces and the historical gateway brought from the Redfort of
Delhi by its rulers. not only is bhartpur renowned for its palaces, but is also
world famous for its bird sanctuary -The Keoladeo
Ghana National Park.
Keoladeo Ghana National Park
- Birds of
all shades and colors flapping their wings and diving into the water for fish,
form the main scenario today in the old city of bharatpur. Migratory birds flock
here in July- August but breed in October-November. They build their nests on
the short trees which rise above the water level. There are literally thousands
of birds, their beauty unbelievable but true.
The most common species seen here are the Siberian Crane, Cormorants, Spoonbills,
Ibises, Geese, Ducks, Cranes, Herons, Storks, Pelicans and Flamingos, Kingfishers,
Blue Jays, Shrikes, Orioles, Paradise Flycatchers, Parakeets, Eagles, Harriers
and snake bird. There are in addition exotic birds from afghanistan, Tibet and
as far away as central Asia, Siberia, the Arctic region and China.
: The royal edifice
is a fusion of the Mughal and Rajput architectural styles with magnificent apartments
and intricately designed floor tiles having interesting patterns, One can marvel
at the ancient exhibits displayed in the museum in the central part of the palace.
: The massive iron structure buit in the early 18th century
by Maharaja Suraj Mal, The founder of Bharatpur. The fort has three palaces
within its precincts - Kishori Mahal, Mahal Khas and Kothi Khas.
: Once the second capital of the Maharaja
of Bharatpur , it served as summer resort of the rulers.There are gardens and
fountains much like the mughal gardens, as also forts and palaces well known
for their architectural splendour.
The Deeg fort and the palaces, Gopal Bhawan, Suraj Bhawan and Purana (old )
Mahal are worth a visit.