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BHARATPUR-DEEG

Bharatpur, an  impregnable fortified city is today famous for the nearby Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary.  Once the shooting preserve of royalty,   it is perhaps the most spectacular  water-bird sanctuary in India.

Area : 22  sq. km Altitude : 205 metres
Climate : Summer Max. 45 C Min. 37 C  Winter Max. 31 C Min. 21 C
Season : October to February

TRANSPORT AND  COMMUNICATION

 

  • Air : The nearest  airport, Agra is 54 kms. However, convenient airports from Bombay are Jaipur (174 km) and  Delhi (182 km) since there are no direct flights to Agra from B'bay.
  • Rail : Bharatpur  is on Bombay-Delhi sector of Western Rly.
  • Road : Bharatpur  is well connected by good motorable roads to Agra (54 km), Delhi (182 km), Fatehpur Sikri  (20 km), Jaipur (174 km), Mathura (36 km) and Sariska (130 km).
  • Local  Transport/Sightseeing
  • For local sightseeing, tongas and  cycle-rickshaws are available.
    Within the sanctuary, mini buses are  operated by the Forest Rest House.
    Please Contact: The Deputy Chief Wildlife  Warden, Forest Rest House, Tel:2265.
    Entry Fees : Foreigners Rs.10/- Indian  Rs.2/-
    Entry Fees for Vehicles : Car: Rs.5/-;  Jeep- Rs..10/- Bus Rs.15/-
    Mini bus (21 persons) Rs.30/- Bus Rs.50/-
    Fees for Photography : All 35 mm cameras:  Rs.200/-
    Amateurs : Rs.10/- (8 mm cameras)
    Rs.25/- (16 mm cameras)
    Professonals: Rs.100/- (8 & 16 mm  cameras)

 

PLACES OF  INTEREST

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.Bharatpur Fort-This magnificient 18th century  fort built by Raja Suraj Mal was also known as Loha Gadh and proved to be impregnable.  Government Museum- The museum in the fort houses sculptures, inscriptions and exhibits of  art and culture of the region. Bharatpur Palace - 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.

EXCURSIONS

Deeg (32 km):  Renowned for its forts, palaces and beautiful Mughal gardens this used to be the royal  summer resort of the rulers of Bharatpur, Deeg is 35 km from Mathura, 75 km from Alwar and  152 km from Delhi.

TOURIST  INFORMATION CENTRE

Tourist Information  Bureau, Rajasthan Tourist Office Sarus Tourist Bungalow, 230 D.N. Road. Tel: 2044162. Agra  Road, Bharatpur - 321 001 Tel. 2340.


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