About Bharatpur

Bharatpur is an Indian city in eastern Rajasthan. At its center is the 18th-century Lohagarh Fort, surrounded by a moat. Inside the fort is the Government Museum, which displays artifacts of local rajas. Just south, carved statues of Hindu gods fill Ganga Mandir and the sandstone Laxman Mandir temples. South of the city, Keoladeo National Park is a major bird sanctuary with hundreds of species.

Places to visit in Bharatpur

LOHAGARH FORT AND GOVERNMENT MUSEUM – 3 K.M.

BHARATPUR Founded by Great Jat Maharaja  Surajmal in 1733 ad has played an important part in the history of RAJASTHAN. It was named as BHARATPUR after the name of BHARAT, The younger brother of Lord RAMA. MAHARAJA SURAJMAL fortified the city by building a massive wall around the city.

BHARATPUR is also known as LOHAGARH and fort as LOHAGARH fort (iron fort) that stood solidly in front of many British attacks. Only Lord Lake was successful in capturing it in 1804.

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Places to visit in Bharatpur

DEEG PALACE

Deeg was the capital of the Jat kings before they shifted to Bharatpur. Badan Singh, who came to the throne in 1721, built a palace here. Due to its strategic location and proximity to Agra, Deeg had to face repeated attacks by invaders. His son, prince Suraj Mal, began the construction of a fortress around the palace around 1730. The fort had massive walls and a deep moat to keep away raiders. Deeg was a site of a legendary battle between the Jats and a combined Mughal and Maratha army of 8,000 men. Emboldened by his victory, Suraj Mal began making forays into enemy territory. After eight years of success in his forays, Suraj Mal captured Delhi and plundered the Red Fort carrying away masses of valuables including an entire marble building, which was dismantled and numbered. The palace was then reconstructed at Deeg.

 

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