The kingdom of Bharatpur was the capital of Bharatpur. The city of Bharatpur was besieged by the British in the early 19th century. This was the first Rajputana state to make a treaty with the British.  

Lohagarh Fort

Lohagarh Fort or Iron Fort is situated at Bharatpur of Rajasthan. It was built by the Bharatpur Jat rulers. Maharaja Surajmal built many forts and palaces in his kingdom. Lohagarh Fort is by far the strongest fort in all their forts and in the history of India. 

In 1805, when the British army under Lord Lake laid siege for 6 days and faced repeated attacks. One of the 2 gates of the fort is known as “Ashtadhatu” which is located to the north, while the other gate is made up of four pillars so it is called  “Chowburja” which is located in the south direction.

Keoladeo National Park

Keoladeo National Park

Keoladeo National Park

It’s also known as Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. it is India’s most famous Avifauna Sanctuary which Hosts thousands of birds in winter. More than 230 species of birds have been found here. This is also a major tourist destination for ornithologists, they come here to visit here in the herbal season. 

Keoladeo Ghana National Park is one of the man-made and man-managed national parks in India.  The reserve protects Bharatpur from frequent floods, earlier was primarily used as a waterfowl hunting ground, also provides grazing grounds for village cattle. 

The reserve is home to 50 species of fish, 5 species of lizards, 366 bird species, 7 amphibian species, 13 species of snakes, 7 turtle species, and many more.

 Laxman Temple

The temple in Laksh is the famous and 400-year-old temple of Bharatpur. The doorways, walls,  ceilings, arches,  and pillars of the temple are adorned with magnificent stonework which gives an example of the Rajasthan architectural style. 

This temple is located in the middle of Bharatpur which is dedicated to Lakshman, the brother of Hindu Lord Shri Ram. This temple was built by a sage named “Naga Baba” according to a legend. Next to this temple is another Laksh temple which is believed to have been built in 1870 during the reign of Maharaj Baldev Singh.

Banke Bihari

Banke Bihari

Lord Krishna and his companion Radha

One of the most famous temples in Bharatpur is Banke Bihari. The architecture of this temple is inspired by the Banke Bihari temple of Vrindavan. Another name of Lord Krishna is Banke Bihari. The main hall of the temple is adorned with enchanting idols of Lord Krishna and his companion Radha.

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