Bharatpur, also Bhurtpore, city in northern India, in Rajasthan State. The city is a trade center, noted for such handicrafts as chowries (fly whisks), earthenware, and fans. Bharatpur was the capital of a princely state merged with several neighboring princely states to form Rajasthan Union, now Rajasthan State. Population (1991) 156,844.
Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary - 3 Km. Also known as the Keoladeo Ghanga Sanctuary, it is famous for rare avian species. Stretching over a 29 sq. km. marshy area it is an ideal terrain for migratory birds. Some 353 species live and breed within the park, some of which are egrets, darters, cormorants, grey herons, sarus crane, siberian crane, rosy headed pelican etc. There are also a number of spotted deer, sambar, nilgai, wild boar, python and porcupine. Jeepable roads that form a network through the marshland and boats that canbe painted through weeds make for easy viewing of the birds. All visitors are required to obtain a permit from the Warden or Ranger at the entrance of the parl.
This magnificient 18th century fort built by Raja Suraj Mal was also known as Loha Gadh and proved to be impregnable.
The museum in the fort houses sculptures, inscriptions and exhibits of art and culture of the region.
This royal monument is a brilliant blend of Mughal and a Rajput architecture. There is also a museum in the central wing with a few exhibits dating to the 2nd century A.D.