Bharatpur was found by Maharaja Suraj Mal in 1733 AD. and was, at that time, the center for royal hunting retreat.
The sanctuary covers 30 square Kms of low-lying marsh-land and has paths and water channels running through it. The paths are travelled by rickshaw or on foot, and the marsh channels taken by small boat. About 350 species of birds have been sighted here, of which about 150 wing their way to the sanctuary on migration routes from as far away as China and Siberia. Before the monsoons, hundreds of exotic birds roost and nest here and building activities start on the ‘babool’ and ‘Kadam’ trees of the park.
Laxmi Niwas Palace
An extended wing to well known heritage hotel Laxmi Vilas Palace. Though it is a newly built hotels (completed in 2008) but the very similar to the architecture of Laxmi Vilas Palace and also taken good care of giving this place an old world grandeur with modern facilities.
It has 20 spacious and elegant rooms and suites overlooking to gardens or swimming pool. The rooms have simple decor and furnished with antique looking furniture.
The multicuisine restaurant offers Indian, Chinese and continental along with local Rajasthani dishes.
The Ayurveda center next to swimming pool offer the variety of massages and treatments.
The Bagh, set in 12 acres of two hundred year-old gardenoffers an opportunity to experience quiet luxury near Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary, one of the most famous bird sanctuaries in the world.
Each of twenty-three rooms is unique. Spacious bathrooms, luxurious fabrics, fine furnishings and the amenities of modern technology let the weary traveler retreat and recoup after a day of sightseeing and bird watching.
Gulmohar, the main restaurant, specializes in the wonderful vegetarian cuisine of the Braj region. An ayurvedic massage or a lazy swim at the fully - equipped gym can further soothe and exhilarate the body and the mind (to be ready shortly)