Painted Stork at Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary
This is perhaps the best place to view the birds in India. 5 kms from the Bharatpur railway station leads to the main entrance of the park wherin 354 species of birds (both residents and migratory) can be seen. Though the park is open for visit throughout the year, winters are the best time to visit. This not only ensures a good weather but also provides glimpse of the migratory birds that flock to the park during this season.
Lohgarh literally translates into Iron fort, a reference that catapults it into a fort that was invincible. The fort was built by Suraj Mal, a Jat ruler in the 18th century. The fort is in a state of dilapidation, yet there are some interesting things to view. For starters there are Jawahar Burj and the Fateh Burj that proudly narrates the story of victories over Mughals and British. The Government Museum is housed in the erstwhile durbar hall of the Maharaja. Worth seeing in this museum are a 7th century carving of Shiva and Parvati as well as carving of Shiva in his Natraj form. Old photographs of Maharaja and his family along with weapons are also on display in this museum. Jawaharbij is a nice viewpoint to catch a magnificent sight of the surrounding areas.
The temple dedicated to Goddess Ganga was initiated by Maharaja Balwant Singh in 1845. However, its completion was done in 1937 by Maharaja Brijendra Sawai. The temple is a two storeyd structure built of sandstone. The chequered floors are painted in black and white. The terrace is best avoided as the edges are not stable and can be highly precarious.
|Bharatpur Sanctuary - The Royal Home of Migratory Birds - By Girwar Singh
I was fortunate to visit the place in March beginning. It was wild morning.......