Lohagarh Fort - Overview
Lohagarh Fort was built by Jat ruler Maharaja Suraj Mal. The main feature of this fort is that it is made of mud and none of the rulers was able to win the fort. British attacked the fort four times but could not win it. The fort is very beautiful and is a must-visit if a tourist comes to visit Rajasthan.
Bharatpur is located in Braj region and was unbeatable once upon a time and that’s the reason the city is also known as Lohagarh. Another title given to the city is Eastern Gateway of Rajasthan. Tourists can visit it if they are travelling in a tringle of Agra, Jaipur, and Delhi. Bhratapur was ruled by a tribe of Siniswar clan around 100AD. Later it went under Rajputs, Mughals, Marathas, and the British.
The fort is opened for the public from 9:00am to 5:30pm. The fort is opened on all days even on government holidays. It takes around one to two hours to visit the whole fort as there palaces, towers, and other structures which the tourists can visit.
Tourists have to pay an entry fee in order to visit the fort. For Indians, the entry fees is Rs. 50 and for foreigners, it is Rs. 400. If tourists want to have a rickshaw ride, they have to pay Rs. 100 extra.
Best time to visit
The period from October to March is the best time to visit Bharatpur as the temperature ranges from 7 degrees to 27 degrees. As the weather is chilly, tourists will enjoy visiting the place. The period from April to June is very hot as the temperature reaches up to 45 degrees. So this period is not suitable. The period from July to September is hot and humid and is not suitable to visit the place. If the tourists want to see greenery then they can come to Bharatpur at this time.
Where to Stay?
There are around 74 hotels in Bharatpur where tourists can stay. The hotels range from inexpensive cheap hotels to expensive five star hotels. There are one five-star, five four-star, fourteen three-star, nine budget, and 39 cheap hotels. Some of these hotels are as follows −
The Bagh Resort located at Old Agra Achnera Road
Hotel The Park located at Fatehpur Sikri Road
Hotel Maggo located Near Bharatpur Bus Stand
Laxmi Vilas Palace located at Old Agra Achnera Road
Laxmi Niwas Palace located at Fatehpur Sikri Road
Hotel Shiv Vilas Palace located at around 6km away from Railway Station
Kadamb Kunj located at National Highway 11 Fatehpur Sikri Road
Hotal Bharatpur Ashok located inside Keoladeo National Park
Udai Vilas Palace located at Fatehpur Sikri Road
Geetanjali Hotel & Motel located at Fatehpur Sikri Road
Mahal Khas Palace located nearby Lohagarh Fort
Budget Hotels or Two-Star Hotels
Chandra Mahal Haveli located at Jaipur Agra Highway
Hotel Kiran Villa Palace located near Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary
Hotel Pratap Palace located opposite to Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary
The Raj Palace Hotel located opposite to Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary
Hotel Sonar Haveli located opposite to Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary
Cheap Hotels or One-Star Hotels
Hotel SpoonBill located at Fatehpur Sikri Road
Hotel Park Regency located at National Highway 11 Fatehpur Sikri Road
Hotel Tourist Palace located at Top Circle
Hotel Tourist Complex located at Goverdhan Gate
Hotel Comfort Regency located at Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary