One of the finest bird parks in the
world, Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary (Keoladeo Ghana Natiuonal Park)
is a reserve that offers protection to faunal species as well.
Nesting indigenous water- birds as well as migratory water birds
and waterside birds, this sanctuary is also inhabited by Sambar,
Chital, Nilgai and Boar.
More than 300 species of birds have been reported in the
Bharatpur bird sanctuary. The name Keoladeo derives from an
ancient Hindu temple inside the Park, devoted to Lord Shiva
whereas 'Ghana' means dense, which refers to the thick forest,
which used to cover the area.
fort or the Iron fort was built in the early 18th century by the
Jat ruler, Maharaja Suraj Mal. The Lohagarh fort is a living
testimony to the chivalry and bravery of the Jat rulers of
Bharatpur. Due to its impregnable defenses the fort came to be
known by name of Lohagarh. The Lohagarh fort was surrounded and
protected by deep moats. Though Lohagarh fort lacks the
flamboyance of other forts of the region but its strength and
magnificence is matchless.