Bharatpur is a small city in Rajasthan. It is located a little less than 200 km from the capital of the country. It is surrounded by various tourist destinations and it is a tourist destination by itself. There are numerous tourist attractions like Keoladeo National Park, Golbagh Palace, Laxmi Vilas Palace, Dev Narayan Temple and many others. Here are the top five things that every tourist should do in Bharatpur.
Park Safari and Overnight Stay
Every tourist who visits Rajasthan would love to visit Keoladeo National Park. It is a world heritage site of UNESCO. You can find a lot of birds here. It used to be a duck hunting area of royals of ancient India. Today, you can find a lot of different animals and birds here. The best activity is to take up a safari here. Taking up a cycle ride or boat ride through this park is an interesting activity. During monsoon season, when the water level is high, the wetlands of the park would have boating facilities. If you are not ready to a cycle ride, you can rent rickshaw. If you are a wildlife lover, you can spend the night inside the park in the forest lodge.
Visit to Banke Bihari Temple
This is a temple of Hindu God, Krishna. The deity would be exclusively decorated every day. If you are looking for exciting activities, you ought to visit this temple during Holi festival. Even if you are not a follower of Hinduism, you would love the decorations of the deity and the numerous shops and stalls outside the temple where you can do some simple shopping. During any celebration, you can find the deity placed on a silver swing.
Checking out the Second Century Inscriptions
The government museum is the only museum in this city but, it attracts a lot of tourists just like any other attraction in the city. This is because of its exclusive collections of interesting elements that were evacuated from various surrounding areas. The best and most attractive one of all is the second century inscriptions. There are many sculptures and artifacts from ancient times too. This museum is located inside Lohagarh Fort which is a tourist attraction by itself. A part of this fort was converted into museum in the middle of 20th century. The architectural beauty of the place is another attraction.
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A Day-Stay at Laxmi Vilas Palace
The Laxmi Vilas Palace was built in the 19th century. Today, it stands as a heritage luxury hotel in Bharatpur. A day stay in this palace will give you a royal styled experience. There are 30 rooms and each room has numerous amenities and facilities. You ought to enjoy the cottage cheese based recipes at the courtyard dining area of this palace. The food is produced with the fruits and vegetables that are organically produced in the palace. If you are lucky, you would find any cultural events happening inside the palace. There are many packages for such a stay. If you have other accommodation plans, visit the palace hotel for lunch to enjoy the exclusive service and mouth watering dishes.
Adventure Time at Rope Castle Adventure Park
If you are travelling with a child or teenager or, if you want to bring out the child inside you, out, you ought to visit this park. Starting from obstacle courses to rope exercises, this is an adrenaline rushing area. This is a must visit place if you are up for some outdoor time with family. There are numerous activities for different age groups here. Equipments and safety gears would be provided by the park. Take the 7 Nights and 8 Days tour with Palace on Wheels train and see this beautiful destination.
These are not the only five things to do in Bharatpur. Starting from sightseeing to boating, there are numerous activities that you ought to try out here. But, these five are the signature activities that every tourist enjoys here and you should never miss these. Bharatpur is the Indian city in eastern Rajasthan. There are few other destinations such as Mumbai, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaipur and Ranthambore in which you can travel with another luxury train such as Maharajas Express Train. You can take the 7 Nights and 8 Days Maharajas Express Heritage of India tour and explore all these destinations in a luxurious way.