It is surprising what is not of much interest to human beings holds such a great fascination among all types of birds, even the rare ones. Jats once ruled this small town founded by Maharaja Surajmal and today it has not that much of rich heritage historically, architecturally or even, commercially like the other cities of Rajasthan. Yet Bharatpur holds an important place in the tourism industry for it is the home of exotic bird life. Today, bird watchers flock to this once duck-shooting spot of the royal family for an opportunity to soothe their eyes with more than 380 species of beautiful feathered friends who have already been identified here and even for the opportunity to spot some more!
The temperature ranges as high as 38ºC
to 45ºC in summers. There is retrieve when the monsoons approach in
July and August and lower the temperature to about 27ºC. Winters
are cold and temperature may drop down below 10ºC. Fog and mist is
not uncommon throughout January.
HOW TO REACH
By Air:Though there is a domestic
airport at Agra, the international flights are accessible only
to and from New Delhi.
By Train: Bharatpur is well connected
by trains to Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Jaipur and other major
cities of India. Palace on Wheels has Bharatpur on its itinerary
By Road:Bharatpur is linked to Agra
and Jaipur via good roads. Buses are available to and from Agra
(time duration of two hours) and Fatehpur Sikri (time duration
of one hour) and many other places.
FAIRS AND FESTIVALS
Festival is held prior to the festival of Holi (according to the
Hindu calendar), which usually falls in March at Bharatpur, Rajasthan.
Marked by the vim and vigor of Holi, the festival of colors, the Brij
Festival finds villagers full of zest and vitality. They dress in
brightly hued attires and sing songs and dance. The featured dance of
the festival is the Raslila dance, where the immortal love story of
Radha and Krishna is enacted. During the festival, young and old, men
and women, ring with the boisterous folk melodies and splash colors on
everybody. The gaiety is infectious enough to take a hold of everybody
who is there to witness the festivity.
WHAT TO WEAR
The most appropriate outfits to wear
in Bharatpur would be loose cotton clothes in summer and woolen clothes
to keep you warm in winter. Use a hat or a scarf as a head covering and
drink lots of water to avoid heat strokes. It will be advisable to wear
comfortable footwear, as you will have to walk a lot here while
sightseeing in the bird sanctuary.
Bharatpur City guide contains travel and tourism information on Bharatpur. Read more about Bharatpur, Rajasthan.
Bharatpur Travel Guide
|Location:||Eastern Rajasthan, India|
|Significance:||Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary|
|Best Season:||October To February|
|Distance From Jaipur:||56 Km|
|Distance From New Delhi:||215 Km|