Bharatpur Site Seeing
Bharatpur Site Seeing
“There are lots of beautiful places in and around Bharatpur. The attractions in & around Bharatpur reflect the cultural heritage and richness of Bharatpur. These attractions are a pleasant treat for the eyes of those innumerable visitors who come from every corner of the world.”
There is a truism that the fort could drop just when an immense crocodile swallows down all the water of the canal. Jat monarchs never confided in inconsiderateness. Thus, while a few other delicate fortifications were destructed effectively, Lohagarh stood firm for forever. This stronghold gave the whole Bharatpur town an entire insurance. The Lohagarh fort remains as a living confirmation to the courage and dauntlessness of the individual sovereigns of Bharatpur.
Local Market of Bharatpur still in its old world. It’s very near to Lohagarh Fort and one can go by feet. It has two temples and a Mosque in it. One in Ganga Temple and another is Laxman Ji Temple.
Ganga Temple, situated in the heart of Bharatpur city, is one of the most beautiful temples in the state of Rajasthan. The construction of this temple was commenced by Maharaja Balwant Singh in 1845; however, it took almost 90 years to complete it. After completion, an idol of deity Ganga was placed in the temple by Brijendra Singh, who was the fifth descendant of Balwant Singh. The temple thus came to be known as GangaTemple.
Architecture of this temple depicts a confluence of Rajput, Mughal and South Indian styles. The walls and pillars of this temple are adorned with beautiful carvings, while the entrance is marked with the statues of Lord Krishna, Laxmi Narayanji and Shiva Parvati. Inside the temple sits the beautifully decorated idol of Goddess Ganga with a massive image of a crocodile.
Laxman Temple, situated right in the heart of the city, is known to be one of the most prominent temples in Bharatpur. Almost 400 years old, this temple stands right in the middle of the main market area. It is said to have been established by Naaga Baba, a sage who worked for upliftment of the mankind. Displaying typical Rajasthan style of architecture, this beautiful temple is visited by a large number of devotees every year. In the neighbourhood of this temple is another Laxman Temple, which was built by Maharaja Baldev Singh in1870. Made up of sandstone and white marble, this Laxman Temple is home to Ashtdhaatu idols of Laxmanji and Urmilaji. Smaller Ashtdhaatu idols of Ram, Bharat, Shtrughan and Hanuman are also enshrined in this temple. Both the temples can be easily reached from anywhere in the city by a cab, a cycle rickshaw or a tonga. Architecture of this temple depicts a confluence of Rajput, Mughal and South Indian styles. The walls and pillars of this temple are adorned with beautiful carvings, while the entrance is marked with the statues of Lord Krishna, Laxmi Narayanji and Shiva Parvati. Inside the temple sits the beautifully decorated idol of Goddess Ganga with a massive image of a crocodile. Devotees visiting the temple are offered holy water from the river Ganga. The temple is most visited by devotees during the festivals of Gangashaptami and Ganga Dussehra. Positioned at a convenient location in Bharatpur, the temple can be easily reached from anywhere in the city by a taxi, an auto rickshaw, or even a cycle rickshaw.
Keoladeo National Park
Keoladeo National Park, also called Keoladeo Ghana National Park, was made somewhere in the range of 250 years back by Maharaja Suraj Mal. Previously the private duck shooting store of the Maharajas of Bharatpur, this site was set up as a sanctuary on 13/03/1956 under the name of Bharatpur Flying creature Haven. Later on 10/03/1982, the site was assigned as a national park Bharatpur and was named Keoladeo Ghana National Park. It was in 1985 that this national park was acknowledged as a World Legacy Site by UNESCO. Keoladeo National Park Bharatpur is the property of the Territory of Rajasthan of the Indian Union. Every year more than 1,00,000 people visit at this national park. The national park right now includes 50 types of fishes, 5 types of creatures of land and water and 7 types of turtles. The park is a well known for its avian fauna of 375 types of feathered creatures, including Cranes, Spoonbills, Herons, Pelicans and others. Flora of the park includes trees (particularly kalam), shrubs, marshes and hydrophytes along with 392 species of angiosperms. There are two main seasons to visit the park, monsoon and winter For the maintenance of its vegetation, lakes and marshes, the park is partly dependant on rainfall and partly on the water supply from Ajan Dam (0.5 km from the park). Site of the Keoladeo National Park is hardly 2 km southeast of Bharatpur city, while Delhi and Jaipur are almost equidistant. From the main city, tourists can take a bus, an auto rickshaw or a cycle rickshaw to reach the site. At the main and the barrier, cycle rickshaw and tonga are available for tourists, to get around the park. Electric van of the park is also available for visiting the park, but on special request. Visitors can even request the local administration of the park to arrange the movie, 'Indian Birds of the Monsoon'.
Deeg The ancient capital of Bharatpur Rulers
Established by Maharaja Suraj Mal in Est. 1730, is arranged in the Deeg town that filled in as the capital of Jat monarchs in the eighteenth century. Square in design, this focal bastion remains over a marginally lifted point and is encompassed by a shallow wide canal. The dividers that keep running along 8 km in circuit are penetrated by 10 portals and studded with 72 bastions. A gateway secured with anti-elephant strikes serves as the passageway to the fort. In spite of the fact that the insides are practically in ruins now, a watch tower still stands erect keeping an eye over the city and the royal residence. On the whole, there are 12 towers inside the fortification, the biggest one being Lakha Burj in the northwest corner. The Suraj Mal Haveli, worked in a run of the mill bangaldar style, is likewise a noteworthy piece of the Deeg Stronghold. Sprawling greenery enclosures in the fortification, set on the celebrated 'Singe Bagh' style, are very much kept up, and are regularly gone to by local people for picnics. Deeg fort is flanked by various wonderful royal residences including Gopal Bhavan, Suraj Bhavan, Nand Bhavan, Kishan Bhavan, Keshav Bhavan, Purana Mahal and Sheesh Mahal. Every one of these royal residences is all in all named as the Deeg Castle, which is yet another well known fascination among travelers. Arranged around 35 km from the city of Bharatpur, this fortress can be come to by methods for a private auto or a taxi accessible anyplace in the city.
A monstrous catacomb of white marble, worked in Agra in the vicinity of 1631 and 1648 by request of the Mughal sovereign Shah Jahan in memory of his most loved spouse, the Taj Mahal is the gem of Muslim art in India and one of the all around respected artful culminations of the world's legacy. Shah Jahan was born in Lahore on 5th January 1592. He was the third son of Mughal Emperor Jahangir. He was named Prince Khurram. He was the fifth Mughal Emperor and officially named Abul Muzaffar Shahbuddin Muhammad Sahib-i Kiran-i Sani. He reigned from 1628 to 1658. He is famous by the name Shah Jahan. The Makrana white marble of the tomb is noted for its variation tone at different times of the day due to variation of light. Taj Mahal appears pinkish in the morning, white in the day, milky white in the evening and golden in the moonlight. The changing color of Taj Mahal is compared to the different moods of woman. When viewed in the foggy morning the Taj Mahal seems to be suspended. Taj Mahal was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the year 1983 and On July 7, 2007, the Taj Mahal was voted as one of New Open World Corporation's New Seven Wonders of the World. As many as 28 kinds of rare, precious and semi- precious stones were used for exquisite inlay work in the Taj Mahal. Metals were brought from all over India and imported from Asian countries.
Mathura & Vrindavan
Vrindavana and Mathura (just 36 K.M. from Bharatpur) are the most important places of pilgrimage for devotees of Krishna. Krishna was born in Mathura and spent His childhood in Vrindavan. There are over 5,000 temples in Vrindavan. It has regularly been said that it is simpler to calculate the quantity of small dust or tidy particles on the surface of the earth than to count the quantity of heavenly places in Mathura. Each of the Ghats, for example, has its own particular Krishna story. Lord Krishna was conceived in a jail cell in Mathura. His dad Vasudev supported by goddess Yogamaya brought him out of Mathura, over the furious stream Yamuna into the place of Nanda in Gokula. Krishna spent his initial adolescence here and uncovered His heavenly nature. His Uncle Kansa's lethal endeavors lead Krishna to leave Gokula and move to Nandgaon, a more secure home high up on a slope. From here the youthful Krishna the cowherd kid would meander into the Vrindavan backwoods to play with His companions and dawdle with Radha, His associate. Vrindavan, is a supernatural world, a position of Krishna's lila. Each tree in the range talks, so to speak, of the affection for the Heavenly Couple. Vrindavan, around 15 km from Mathura. Madan Mohan Temple on the riverside is the oldest structure in Vrindavan. Other main, old and popular temples of Vrindavan are Banke Bihari Temple, Govinda Dev Temple, Radha-Gopinath Temple, Jugal Kisore Temple (Kesi ghata temple), Sri Ranganatha (Rangaji) Temple, Radharamana Temple, Radha Damodara Temple, Main Temples and Holy Places of Mathura are Dvarkadhish Temple, Kesavadeva Temple, Jami and Katra Masjids.