Keoladeo Ghana National Park, popularly known as Bharatpur is India's best known bird sanctuary. This 28.7 square kilometre mixed wetland, woodland, grass and scrub is home to 400 plus species of birds. Only 175 kms from New Delhi, Bharatpur is on the Agra - Jaipur road and a pleasant 3 hour drive from the capital. Keoladeo is both a Ramsar and World Heritage site. Keoladeo has been famous for the wintering western race of the Siberian Crane. Unfortunately, the last pair visited the park in 2002-3 and it is likely that this species is now extinct in India. The Park is open all year from dawn to dusk.
Government Museum, Bharatpur was established on 11 November, 1944 in Lohagarh Palace. This museum primarily consists of 581 stone sculptures, 10 inscriptions, 120 terracottas, 13 metallic objects, 670 coins, 1966 weapons, 196 miniature paintings and 861 local art & crafts. Initially this museum was an enormous building known as Kachahari kalan. It was the administrative section of the great rulers of the district of Bharatpur. Later on, Kachahari kalan was changed into a government museum in the year 1944 A.D.
Lohagarh Fort popularly known as the Iron fort was constructed in the 18th century in the district of Bharatpur. The fort has to its credit three excellent royal residences to be specific the Kishori Mahal, Kothi Khas and Mahal Khas. These castles reflect the plushness and glory of the rulers of Bharatpur. Maharaja Suraj Mal, the founder of this stronghold additionally built two towers inside the areas. They are known as the Fateh Burj and Jawahar Burj towers. These towers were inherent request to broadcast his triumph over the British trespassers.
Ganga Mandir in Bharatpur was built by Maharaja Balwant Singh in the year 1845. It took around 90 long years to build this impeccable sanctuary. Ganga mandir inherent the heart of the city of Bharatpur is a standout amongst the most excellent sanctuaries. Moreover a striking icon of the goddess, Ganga Temple in Bharatpur likewise houses an immense sham of a crocodile that is said to be the celestial transporter of the goddess. The enthusiasts at the sanctuary are offered the sacred water from River Ganga that is particularly brought from Haridwar every year and kept in a gigantic silver pot close to the feet of the goddess.