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Bharatpur : Overview
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Area Size :  22 Sq. Km.   Population :  0.20 Millions.  
Popular Languages :  Hindi, Rajasthani & English  
Bird Sanctuary > Bharatpur

Bharatpur is a city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It was founded by Maharaja Suraj Mal in 1733. Located in Mewat region, Bharatpur was once an impregnable, well-fortified city, and the capital of a kingdom ruled by Jat maharajas. The trio of Bharatpur, Deeg and Dholpur has played an important part in the Jat history of Rajasthan. Located 50 km west of the city of Agra (the city of the Taj Mahal), it is also the administrative headquarters of Bharatpur District

Bharatpur has a very famous bird Santury, now declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the duck-hunting reserve of the Maharajas is one of the major wintering areas for large numbers of aquatic birds from Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, China and Siberia. Some 364 species of birds, including the rare Siberian Crane, have been recorded in the park. The name "Keoladeo" is derived from the name of an ancient Hindu temple devoted to Lord Shiva in the sanctuary's central zone while the Hindi term "Ghana" implies dense, thick areas of forest cover.


January, July and December.

Reaching Bharatpur by Bus

Bharatpur is on the Agra-Jaipur highway and is connected by an excellent network of roadway services to all the major cities of Rajasthan. 

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Reaching Bharatpur by Train

Regular rail services connect Bharatpur with all the major cities of India. The railway station is 6 km from the park.

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Reaching Bharatpur by Air

The nearest airport is Kheria, Agra (60kms-1 ½ hrs) from where you can hire a taxi (Rs 1200) to Bharatpur. 


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