Sunday, November 09, 2008

Bharatpur (Eastern Gateway to Rajasthan)

General information:
Founded by      :  Maharaja Suraj Mal in 1733 A.D.
Regarded as      :  Eastern Gateway to Rajasthan
Well-known      :  Keoladeo Ghana National Park (Especially
for                             Siberian Cranes, variety of egret, heron,
                                   stork and other birds)
Location            :  Northeast of Rajasthan, from Jaipur about 176 km                                   and about184 km from Delhi Language          :  Hindi, Rajasthani, Urdu & Sindhi
Spoken                  Somewhere English
Weather            :  Summer -about 45°C - 35°C,
                                 Winter- about 31° C - 7°C,
                                 Rainy Season – very humid (38 to 62 cm.),
                                 July - Mid September
Clothing             :  Summer – Light cotton (tropical) clothes,
                                 Winter – Woolens clothes
Best Season     :  November - March
to Visit

By Air                      :  Nearest airport is Agra (55 km), Mumbai,
By Train                  :  Well connected with many cities on
                                     Delhi-Mumbai route, Jaipur and Agra.
By Road                  :  Well connected by roads with Agra, Delhi,                                      Jaipur, Mathura and other cities

Shopping Areas         :  Mathura Gate, Chauburja Bazar, Laxman                                             Mandir, Ganga Mandir
Famous                         :  Items with marble carvings and Brass work
Articles                             Antique items
                                             Jewelry (made of precious and semi-
                                             precious stones)
                                             Textile Jaipur Print (Bandhej, tie and dye

Places to see:
Keoladeo National   :  The park is regarded as a paradise for the
Park                                    avian world and pilgrimage for the
                                             bird lovers.
Lohagarh                      :  Iron Fort that sustained a numerous
                                             British attacks and withstood the ravages
                                             of time.
Government               :  Ancient and traditional architecture
The Palace                    :  reflects fusion of Mughal and Rajput
                                             architectural style.

       Deeg                       :  Used to be royal summer resort of
                                           Bharatpur rulers, include beautiful gardens,
                                           palaces ad colorful market places
       Deeg Fort

Fairs and Festivals:
        Brij Festival                :  March
        Gangaur                       :  March-April
        Teej Fair                      :  July – Aug
        Jaswant                        :  Sept-Oct
                                                Laxmi Villas Place
                                                Golbagh Palace
                                                Govind Niwas
                                                Chandra Mahal Havelli
                                                Bharatpur Forest Lodge
                                                RTDC\ ITDC HOTEL , Saras Rly St.
                                                Midway, Near Bus Stand, Deeg

                                                Park Palace, Pratap Palace, Shanti Kutir,
                                                Sun Bird, Tourist complex, Saras,
                                                Bharatpur Forest Lodge, RTDC Hotel,
                                                Eagle Nest Hotel, Circuit House,
                                                Hotel Sunbird, Hotel Pelican

Guide Services:
                                                Hotel Saras(RTDC), Forest Rest House,
                                                Dy.Director, Wildlife

Conducted Tours:
                                                Mini bus approved by Forest Rest House

Bhartapur is world famous for the Keoladeo Bird Sanctury. Visitors from various countries often visit the place to have a view of migrated birds among which Siberian cranes are the special attraction.


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