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Bharatpur

Bharatpur

Weather

The city of Bharatpur experiences extreme weather conditions due to its proximity to Thar desert. Summers, extending from March to June are very hot with a temperature range of 37°C to 45°C. Tourists tend to avoid visiting the city during the months of April and May. The monsoon season begins in July and lasts till September. Rain showers bring relief from the extreme heat and the average temperature drops down to almost 27°C. The level of humidity in the atmosphere during monsoons is 70%. Winters lasting from December to February are pleasant with minimum temperature of 7°C at night and maximum temperature of 40°C during the day. The best time to visit Bharatpur is from the month of October to March.

How To Reach

By Road:

Several important cities in North India such as Fatehpur Sikri, Agra, Jaipur, are connected to the city of Bharatpur via state owned bus services. Visitors can avail the services of tourist service providers, arranging deluxe buses from Alwar, Jaipur and New Delhi.


By Air:

The international airport nearest to Bharatpur is Delhi, situated at a distance of almost 184 km away from the city. Taxis are available from Bharatpur to Delhi. The capital city of Delhi is well-connected to every major city within India along with several cities abroad. The closest domestic airport terminus from Bharatpur is the Kheria Airport of Agra which is located almost 45 km away.



By Rail:

Bharatpur boasts of an efficient railway network, being located in the central railway zone in India. The city is well connected to Ahmedabad, Delhi, Jaipur, Mumbai and other important cities.


Overview

The city of Bharatpur is known as the Eastern Gateway to Rajasthan and was established by Maharaja Suraj Mal in the year 1733. Bharatpur’s fame owe considerably to its palaces and bird sanctuaries. The city was named Bharatpur after King Bharat, the brother of Lord Rama of Hindu epic “Ramayana” fame.

 

Bharatpur is known as Lohagarh owing to its geographic position. The city is bounded on the northern side by the Gurgaon district of the state of Haryana, on the east by Agra and Mathura districts of Uttar Pradesh, on the southern side by Karauli and Dholpur and on the west by Alwar, all in the state of Rajasthan in India.

 

At the time of the British Raj, Bharatpur happened to be one of the most important princely states situated at the outskirts of the Thar Desert. The marshy land was suitable for birds and animals. The location of the region provides convenient access for tourists from several different states. The land is renowned for the palaces, forts, architecture as well as its people which tell several stories about this historically significant region which thrived and survived in every hostile condition.

 

Bharatpur provides tourists with several opportunities to indulge in shopping. Small items are in great demand among visitors who prefer to bring them back as souvenirs. Famous items for shopping sold in stores the city of Bharatpur include antiques, marble carvings and brass work. Ethnic jewellery is very popular. Shops sell Jaipur textiles, mostly bandhej tie and dye prints.

 

Bharatpur is commonly known as the land of kings. The preparation of food, therefore, occupies an important part of the culture of the city. The boom in the tourism industry has given impetus to the rise of hotels and restaurants in the Bharatpur. The regional fare of Rajasthan as well as continental cuisine is popular among visitors. Rajasthani dishes such as dal, bati, churma are must-have food items. Sweets form an integral part of the local cuisine and are served prior to starting of food.