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The 55 km Long journeys by road from Agra drives you to the town of Bharatpur – the eastern gateway to Rajasthan . Bharatpur is popular for its bird sanctuary-the Keoladeo Ghana National Park – finest in Asia with a rich avian variety . Every year the rare Siberian cranes come to spend the winter in the warmer climate of Bharatpur .
Of the remnants of the royal past remains the marvelous Bharatpur Palace housing a rich repository of large number of ancient exhibits that date back to the early 15th century .
Fort : The
massive iron structure built in the early 18th century .
With its impregnable defenses it sustained
itself even after
a number of British attacks . The fort was conceived and designed by
Maharaj Suraj Mal , the founder of Bharatpur . The Fort has three
palaces within its precincts – Kishori Mahal , Mahal Mahal Khas and
Kothi Khas .
Jawahar Burj and Fateh Burj : A few of the eight imposing towers still stand erect within the glorious ramparts of the fort especially two of them –Jawahar Burj and Fateh burj are of special interest These were built by Maharaja Suraj Mal to commemorate his victories over the Mughals and British respectively .
coronation ceremony of the Jat rulers of Bharatpur was also held at
the Jawhar Burj .
The Palace : This royal edifice is a fusion of the Mughal and Rajput architectural styles with magnificent apartments and intricately designed floor tiles having interesting . One can marvel at the ancient exhibits displayed in the museum in the central part of the palace.
Keoladeo National Park : Once the royal hunting preserve of the princes of Bharatpur , it is one of the finest Once the royal hunting preserve of the princes of Bharatpur , it is one of the finest bird sanctuaries in the world inundated with over 400 species of water birds .Exotic migratory birds from Afghanistan , central Asia ,Tibet as well as Siberian cranes from the Arctic , graylag geese from Siberia and barheaded geese from China , come here in July/ Aug to spend the winters in the warmer climate and they breed till Oct/ Nov.
Colonies of cormorants , spoonbills , strokes , egrets , herons , pelicans , edis and grey herons can be spotted all over the park . The raised paths camouflaged by babul trees make their viewing easier .
Deeg ( 32 km ) Once the summer resort of the rulers of Bharatpur , it served as the second capital of the region . This interesting town is strewn with massive fortifications , stunningly beautiful gardens , magnificent palaces and a colourful bazaar ( Market ) .
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