Bharatpur Tours

Bharatpur is an 18th-century fort city that primarily attracts visitors due to its proximity to Keoladeo National Park. However, it offers plenty in its own right, with a handful of historic heritage hotels along temples and the 18th-century Lohangarh Fort, reputed to be one of India's strongest.
The Basics
Though Bharatpur primarily serves as a jumping-off point for visiting the nearby bird sanctuary, visitors may want to stop to visit the Lohagarh Fort, with its imposing towers and elephant paintings. There are also a number of temples in the area, and wandering through the city's narrow streets can lend itself to some great photo opportunities. Tours to the nearby park sometimes stop in the city for lunch, but generally don’t make stops at the fort or local temples.
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Wear sunscreen and comfortable shoes.
  • Bharatpur is good for history buffs and those interested in local culture.
  • Bring binoculars if you plan to visit the bird sanctuary.
How to Get There
Bharatpur is popular with travelers en route from Agra (home of the Taj Mahal) to Delhi or Jaipur and is generally used as a base for visiting the nearby Keoladeo National Park. Trains from Delhi take around 3.5 hours, while it's closer to four hours by road. Agra is an hour or so away, and Jaipur takes 2.5 hours by car.
When to Get There
Bharatpur is a year-round attraction, although it can get quite hot in April and May. The best time to visit based on temperatures alone is during the cooler months of the year, from October through March, which also happens to be the best time to see migratory birds in the nearby bird sanctuary.
Rajastjani Food
If you have a little time to spare in Bharatpur, you may want to sample local cuisine. While you’re likely to find North Indian classics, you may also come across regional delights. Don’t miss the chance to try a raj kachori, round disks filled with lentils or other veggies often served at roadside stalls, or spicy laal maas, a quintessentially Rajasthani mutton curry.
Address: Bharatpur, India
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2-Day Private Tour of Bharatpur from Jaipur: Deeg Palace and Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary

Journey to the fortress city of Bharatpur and the UNESCO-listed Keoladeo National Park on this 2-day tour from Jaipur, including overnight accommodation. Enjoy the undivided attention of your private guide as you explore Bharatpur’s star attraction – the lavish Deeg Palace and its beautiful gardens. Then, hop on a rickshaw for a thrilling ride through Keoladeo and keep your camera to hand as you spot native wildlife like monkeys, deer and more than 364 species of birds.
  • Duration: 2 days
$154.00 USD
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  • Duration: 2 days
$154.00 USD

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