Top Places To Visit On Your Trip To the Keoladeo National Park

Government Museum Bharatpur, the Bharatpur Palace and Museum, the Bankey Bihari Temple, the Keoladeo Ghana National Park, the Lohagarh Fort, the Ganga Mandir, the Deeg, the Dholpur Palace, the Band Baretha, and more. These are some of the top places that’ll make your trip to Keoladeo worth it.

In the Brij region of the desert state of Rajasthan, Bharatpur offers a variety of places to see. Due to its abundant natural resources, the city is home to the renowned Keoladeo Ghana National Park, a photographer’s dream. It has various flora, wildlife, and colorful migratory birds in the winter. UNESCO has included this well-kept park on its list of World Historic Sites.

The tourist attractions in Bharatpur are much more than just the forest and wildlife. The city is renowned for its ancient archaeological ruins. The famed Lohagarh Fort, built in the 18th century along with Jawahar Burj and Fateh Burj located in the fort, the largest buildings in Rajasthan, is visible in all its splendor in the city.

The Palace, Government Museum, and Ganga Mandir are other attractions in Bharatpur. You must travel to Kaman, also known as Kamaban, to see where Lord Krishna spent some of his formative years.

These locations provide a wealth of experiences waiting to be discovered. See this list of all the Bharatpur attractions to make your trip worthwhile.

Here are the best places to visit in Bharatpur:

Government Museum Bharatpur 

The Lohargarh fort is home to the Government Museum of Bharatpur. It represents the local culture and is filled with fascinating artifacts about Bharatpur’s art, history, and traditions. The stone sculptures, inscriptions, clay artifacts, metallic artifacts, coins, weaponry, miniature paintings, and local art that are kept there are the museum’s principal draws.

The museum’s art gallery, which houses miniature mica paintings, old lithograph papers, and peepal tree leaves, is also accessible to the general public. It is an excellent way to spend some time in Bharatpur.

  • Timings: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Entry Ticket: INR 20 per person


A little yet intriguing town called Deeg is found in the Bharatpur district. Visit this place if you want to explore the area surrounding Bharatpur. The Palace complex in Deeg and the three-day Deeg festival in September are two of the city’s top attractions. An impressive building built in the conventional Rajasthani style is the Deeg palace.

It is constructed with innumerable water gardens and palaces intertwined into a network of ‘charbaghs’ (quadrilateral garden layout). An excellent way to pass a few hours in Deeg is to wander around the royal grounds. Another location that gives the area character is the Deeg Fort, sometimes called the Jal Mahal, because of its elaborate and appealing design.

  • Timings: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Except for Fridays.

Entry Ticket: INR 20 per person

Laxman Mandir

Laxman Mandir is one of the top tourist destinations in Bharatpur, thanks to its carved doors, ornamented walls, gigantic arches, and massive statues. In addition, the halls of this temple are adorned with a wealth of history and culture. The temple, erected as a memorial to Laxman, Lord Ram’s brother, is home to statues of both Laxman and his wife Urmila and more miniature figures of Hanuman, Shatrughan, Bharat, and Ram.

These statues are especially well-known for their unique composition of eight metals, known as “Ashtdhaatu,” that went into making them. You can discover the splendor of Rajasthani culture in a new way by visiting this lovely temple designed in the Rajasthani style.

  • Timings: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Entry Ticket: Free Entry

Ganga Mandir

The Ganga Mandir, built in 1845, is a well-liked tourist destination in Bharatpur due to its exciting past. The temple is a stunning and flawless structure in the middle of a busy city built over 90 years ago.

The statue of Ganga Maharaj is the most impressive of the magnificent idols that adorn the temple’s halls. It has a commanding presence in the temple and is composed of marble. Another superb sight the temple boasts of is the King Bhagiratha statue, which stands 4 feet tall. The Ganga Temple, with its profound associations with holiness and divinity, ought to be high on your list of sights to see while you’re in Bharatpur.

  • Timings: 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Entry Ticket: Free entry

Bharatpur Palace And Museum 

One of the most excellent locations in Bharatpur is the Bharatpur Palace, a magnificent building. It reflects the history and heritage of this historic Rajasthani city and offers an exciting look into Bharatpur’s lifestyle.

The building combines Rajput and Mughal architectural elements to produce a distinctive landmark. The opulent homes are made more glamorous by walls and floors with elaborate patterns. The palace also has the Kamra Khas, a museum that contains many antiques, over 581 stone sculptures, 861 local art and craft items, and old texts that portray the art and culture typical of Bharatpur.

  • Timings: 9 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.
  • Entry Ticket: Free entry

Bankey Bihari Temple 

The Bankey Bihari temple in Bharatpur, constructed during the Mughal era, is a charming temple inside the Lohagarh Fort. The area is lovely to look at and ideal for rejuvenation.

The peace that permeates the temple and the soothing gongs that resound in the still air create an encouraging and calm mood. Many idols honoring Lord Krishna’s strength and virtue are housed at the temple devoted to him. One of the best locations to visit in Bharatpur is this temple.

  • Timings: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Entry Ticket: INR 20 per person

Lohagarh Fort 

One of the toughest buildings in Rajasthan is Lohagarh Fort, also known as Iron Fort, and it is a must-see site in Bharatpur. When Jat ruler Maharaja Suraj Mal constructed it at the beginning of the 18th century, it earned its imposing appellation because of its impregnable defense capabilities. The fort is stern and imposing, and hundreds of tourists visit its grounds each year, attracted by its air of unwavering might.

The Government Museum is another museum located in the fort’s arena. The museum is an excellent site to learn about the strategies utilized in battle by the Bharatpur rulers and to view the many artifacts used in battle in the past. Visits to the fort are also a visual delight because it commands expansive area vistas.

  • Timings: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Entry Ticket: INR 50 per person

Dholpur Palace

The opulent Dholpur Palace, also known as Raj Niwas Palace, is one of the top locations to visit in Bharatpur. The magnificent palace stood out from a distance and was constructed using red sandstone in the early 19th century. The structure gains depth and meaning through its detailed architecture, making it enjoyable.

It is an unusual experience to walk through the hallways made of red sandstone. Spending an hour here is a fantastic way to enjoy your time in Bharatpur. The Dholpur Palace is excellent in the evening because the setting sun gives the building a mystical aura.

  • Timings: 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Entry Ticket: Free entry

Seetharam Temple

Despite being one of the top tourist attractions in Bharatpur, Seetharam Temple is a sight to behold for both the eyes and the soul. Anyone looking for peace should stop by this shrine, which exudes tranquility from all sides. This temple has a charming setting near abundant natural beauty deep within the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary.

Your meditations in the shrine are only interrupted by the chirping of birds and monkeys playing. There is another temple nearby that is devoted to Lord Shiva. According to legend, the lingam in the temple was created by the earth some 300 years ago, making it a sacred location.

  • Timings: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Entry Ticket: Free entry

Jawahar Burj

The Jat kings built Jawahar Burj as a coronation place and victory tower. It is located within the Lohagarh Fort’s walls. Beautiful frescoes that are deteriorating are used to embellish the space. There are three mandapas here, one of which is decorated with paintings depicting heroic themes.

In addition, there is a regal hammam that features elaborate carvings and frescoes. Finally, Maharajas are shown in one building area with animal trophies. There is an iron pillar with carvings depicting the kings’ family trees. Visitors are drawn to this location by the Ashtadhatu Gate. The site recounts tales of ancient conflicts, its victories, and its survival, making it one of the must-see locations in Bharatpur.

  • Timings: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Entry Ticket: INR 20 per person


An old settlement in Bharatpur, Rajasthan, called Kaman or Kamaban, is well-known for being a part of Braj Bhoomi, where Lord Krishna spent much of his infancy. There are 84 temples in the area, with Chaurasi Khamba Temple being the most well-known.

Despite not having an idol to worship, this temple is nonetheless called one. This monument’s 84 carved pillars draw tourists to include it in their list of Bharatpur attractions. This temple has 84 posts, yet visitors can only get there if they try to count them; instead, their count decreases or increases. Something that has made this location mysterious.

  • Timings: NA
  • Entry Ticket: Free entry

Chawad Devi Temple

Falling on the list of relaxing tourist places in Bharatpur, Chawad Devi Temple is a great attraction that showcases Bharatpur’s history, traditions, and culture in the finest manner possible. This temple appeals to those searching for some solitude and rejuvenation.

This temple is rarely crowded, giving visitors significant time to embrace peace and tranquility. The best time to visit the temple is early morning, which is serene.

  • Timings: 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Entry Ticket: Free entry

Band Baretha

Band Baretha, a small village 44 km from Bharatpur, was built by then-ruler Raja Ram Singh. The namesake dam, constructed on the Kukand river, is the main attraction in Band Baretha, known as Shreepast and Shri Prasastha. Due to the numerous attractions around, the location is among the best to visit in the Bharatpur area.

The town has a lengthy history of Mughal control, and the legacy and influence of this past may be observed in its numerous monuments. Band Baretha’s most visited historical sites are the Old Fort and the BarahKhambonki Chhatri. An excellent place to go picnicking and to have fun is the Kakund River dam.

  • Timings: 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Entry Ticket: Free entry

While Bharatpur houses such spectacular tourist attractions, the beauty of this place can only be appreciated when one visits this lovely town. And to explore this land beyond the hyped wildlife, book your Keoladeo National Park tour package and travel! Looking at how to book your tour? Worry not! Indian Visit has your back. Call us and get your customizable tour package for Bharatpur National Park.

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