Bharatpur has not that much of rich heritage sites, architecturally or even, commercially like the other cities of Rajasthan. But it is the home of more than 380 species of beautiful feathered birds, and this is the reason why visitors want to visit this place time and again. It is situated in the eastern part Rajasthan of India and significant for Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary. The best season to visit is October to February. Here, mainly Hindi and English are spoken. Distance from Agra is 56 km and from New Delhi is 215 km. Brij Festival is the most colorful festival of Bharatpur. It is celebrated prior to the festival of Holi, which marks the beginning of the spring season and end of winters and thus, falls mostly in March.
The villagers wear traditional costumes that are dyed in bright
vivacious colors, sing Holi songs and enact Raslila dance that depicts
the playful dance of Krishna with 'gopis'. The reenactment and the
overall atmosphere of the region during the festival, is full of gaiety
and enthusiasm. Everybody, whether young or old, men or women, give in
to the boisterous moods of the festival and celebrate with folk melodies
and performances, warm and hearty smiles and splashing colors on
everybody. Visiting Bharatpur during this time gives you a chance to
have first-hand experience of the festival.
Read about the Bharatpur bird sanctuary, also known as the Keoladeo Ghana bird sanctuary.