City Bharatpur Information and Facts

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Bharatpur City

Bharatpur is a city in Rajasthan state of India. It was founded by Maharaja Suraj Mal in 1733. Located in Mewat region, Bharatpur was once an impregnable, well-fortified city, and the capital of a kingdom ruled by Jat maharajas. The trio of Bharatpur, Deeg and Dholpur has played an important part in the Jat history of Rajasthan. Located 50 km west of the city of Agra (the city of the Taj Mahal), it is also the administrative headquarters of Bharatpur District.
Bharatpur is well known as iron city due to boldness of its Kings and local peoples. it is well connected to other part of the country either by Rail or Road. Bharatpur District is a district of Rajasthan state in western India. The town of Bharatpur is the district headquarters. The district has an area of 5,066 km. It is bounded by Rewari and Gurgaon districts of Haryana on the north, Mathura and Agra districts of Uttar Pradesh on the east, and the Rajasthan districts of Dholpur on the south, Karauli on the southwest, and Dausa and Alwar on the west.
Three rivers, the Ban Ganga, Rooparel, and Gambhir, cross the district. The Ban Ganga originates in Jaipur District, passes through Dausa and Bharatpur districts to meet the Yamuna River in Uttar Pradesh. The Gambhir River starts from Pachana Dam of Karauli District, and meets the Ban Ganga in Bayana tehsil. The Rooparel River starts from hills of Alwar District and enters the district in Kaman tehsil.

Bhratpur is also world famous for its Keoladeo Bird's Sanctuary where rare Siberian cranes immigrate during winter period from as far as Russian territorries.A paradise for the avian world, and the pilgrimage for the bird lovers, it was known as the best duck shooting resort in the British empire. But was declared a reserve for birds in 1956 and later upgraded to National Park. UNESCO has listed it as a world heritage site.

Airport

Nearest airport is located appx. 55 km away in the city of called Agra. Jaipur air port is about 200 kms away and 5 hrs drive by a taxi.Nearest International port is Indira Gandhi International airport in New Delhi which is about 250 kms from the city.

Railway Network
The Indian Railways connect Bharatpur with all the major cities of India such as Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur and Agra. The Bharatpur railway station is 6-kms from the city centre.there are severel express trains from and towards Mumbai and New Delhi.
Road

An excellent road network links Bharatpur to all the major cities of the Rajasthan and its neighbouring states like Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana. Bharatpur is easily accessible by road from Agra (56-kms), Delhi (176-kms) and Jaipur (176-kms).

Accomodation

There are both types of accomodations in the city. Heritage types and hotel type. Chandra Mahal Haveli ; Peharsar, Jaipur Agra Road, Nadbai .Laxmi Vilas Palace ( Heritage Hotel ) ; Kakaji ki Kothi ; Agra Road .Saras ( RTDC) ; Fatehpur Sikri Road. Bharatpur Forest Lodge ( ITDC) .Tourist Lodge ; Near Mathura Gate . Eating JointsBambino - RestaurantSaras RestaurantMoon Dance Near Pratap Palace Other FacilitiesBanks and Money Exchange :Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur ; Near Binarayan Gate.Post and Telegraph office :GPO ; Gandhi Park . ClubBharatpur Club ; Company BaghAround BharatpurDeegRTDC Motel Deeg.

Climate

During summers (April. June), the temperature ranges from 38C to 45C. The onset of monsoon (July. August) lowers the temperature to about 27C. Winter (October. March) season peaks after Christmas with temperatures falling below 10C. Ground fog in the winter persists rather erratically on unspecified periods in January.

Other Facts About Bharatpur


Location: Situated in Northeast of Rajasthan.
Distance : New Delhi (184 km), Jaipur (176 km), Mathura 39 km), Bharatpur (117 km)
STD Code: 05644
Population: 1.6 millions
Area: 22 sq km.
Language : Hindi, English & Bharatpuri
Altitude : 250 metres
Clothing: Summer light tropical (cotton) for summer & Light woolen for winter
Tourist Attractions: Lohagarh Fort, The Palace, Keoladeo National Park
Best Time To Visit: October-February

GUIDE SERVICES

Approved tourist guides for the National Park can be hired from
The Asstt. Director,Tourist Reception Center
Hotel Saras (RTDC), Tel 222542
&
Deputy Chief Wildlife Warden,
Forest Rest House. Tel 222777
Guides are also available at the Bird Sanctuary gate.



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CITY IMPORTANT CONTACTS AND INFORMATION

CITY POLICE PHONES

Bharatpur IGP
Ph.(O) 222859, ph. (R) 223339

Bharatpur SP
Ph. (O) 225595, ph. (R) 223116

Additional SP. (HO)
Ph.(O) 222526, ph. (R) 223209

Additional SP. (North)
Ph.(O) 226665, ph. (R) 223205

CO CITY
Ph.(O) 225469, ph. (R) 223204

CO Rural
Ph.(O) 222469, ph. (R) 223918

CO wireles
Ph.(O) 223929

I/C Traffic
Ph.(O) 228115

CO SC ST Cell
Ph.(O) 228252, ph. (R) 228259

EMERGENCY SERVICES

POLICE
Ph. 222526,

CITY CONTROL ROOM
Ph. 100

FIRE
Ph. 222444

AMBULANCE (GOVT.)
Ph.223633

AMBULANCE (ARORA HOSPITAL)
Ph. 224240

AMBULANCE (TARA MAHENDRA)
Ph. 223770

ENQUIRY AND HOME USAGE CONTACTS

Railway Enquiry
Ph. 131, 238314

Roadways Enquiry
Ph. 260330

Govt. Hospital Customer Service
Ph. 222451

T.B Hospital
Ph.223712

City Control Room
Ph. 100

Head Post Office
Ph. 223586

Jaipur Airport
Ph. 0141-2550718

Airport Agra
Ph.2360948

Airport Delhi
Ph.24620566,24624332

Roadways ISBT Delhi
Ph.22969083

Bus stand Kale Sarai Khan, Delhi
Ph.22969083

INSURANCE AND GAS AGENCIES

National Insurance Co.
Ph. 222567

New India Insurance
Ph. 223694

Oriental Fire and General Insurance
Ph. 222747, 222445

Life Insurance Co. India
Ph.222720,222543

HetRam Gas Agency ( Bharat)
Ph. 222803

Raj Gas, (Bharat)
Ph. 223480

Ravi Gas ( Hindustan)
Ph. 222690

Brij Gas (Indian)
Ph. 222510

Suraj Gas Agency
Ph. 224411




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