Lohagarh Fort - Nearby Places
There are many places nearby Lohagarh Fort which the tourists can visit. Some of these places are as follows −
Keoladeo National Park
Raja Suraj Mal created Keoladeo National Park, also known as Keoladeo Ghana National Park. Previously this park was established as a bird sanctuary in 1956 and in 1982, it was converted into Keoladeo National Park. The park has animals of many species like 50 species of fishes, five of amphibians, and five of turtles. Besides these, there are 375 species of birds found in the park.
Raja Suraj Mal built the Deeg Fort in 1730AD. The fort is around 34km away from Lohagarh Fort. The fort is square in shape and has a shallow moat. The circumference of the walls of the fort is 8km. There are ten gates to enter and exit the fort and besides these, there are 72 bastions. There is a watch tower which was used to view the whole city and the palace. The fort has been ruined now.
Gopal Bhavan is a building complex built in 1760. The front portion of the complex has gardens while the back portion faces Gopal Sagar. Sawan and Bhadon are small pavilions. Maharaja Suraj Mal brought a war trophy which is in the form of an arch installed here on a pedestal. The banquet hall has collections of souvenirs, curios, and Victorian furniture. Along with it, there are pillars arranged in rows.
Bankebihari Temple of Bharatpur is very popular and is considered as a house of Lord Krishna. The devotees believe that their dreams will be fulfilled here. The temple has the statues of Lord Krishna and Radha which are put in the main hall.
Clothes and jewels have been used to decorate the idols from head to toe. The walls of the temple are painted with the pictures of various deities while the verandah has various pictures of the childhood of Lord Krishna.