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The 'Eastern Gateway to Rajasthan', Bharatpur, so named after Bharat, the brother of Lord Rama, is far more famous for its national park and avian sanctuary than its rich historical past as seen in its palaces and fort.
Though the history of Bharatpur can be traced back to the epic age, when the Matsya Kingdom (allies to the Pandavas in the Kurushetra war) flourished here in the 5th century BC, present day Bharatpur was founded by Maharaja Surajmal in 1733 AD - one of the state's greatest ruler who made the community of Jats a force to reckon with.
Today, the favourable location of Bharatpur makes it an ideal weekend gateway. Bounded by Rewari and Gurgaon in the north, Mathura and Agra in the east, Dholpur in the south, Karauli in the southwest and Dausa and Alwar in the west, people + more about Bharatpur