Best things to do and see

Bharatpur-Agra: Why go

In the far eastern corner of Rajasthan, Bharatpur is a great base for visiting Agra, which lies just over the state border in Uttar Pradesh. Agra is world-famous for the Taj Mahal - which really is as mind-blowing and romantic as everyone says - but don't overlook the fort and the bazaars, the evocative red sandstone palaces of nearby Fatehpur Sikri, and the amazingly preserved Deeg Palace.

Birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts should head to Keoladeo Ghana National Park, which has over 350 species of birds and 50 different mammals; there are other wetlands and wildlife sanctuaries at Band Baretha and around Bharatpur.

Contact our Tailormade Tour Operator if you'd like to stay near these historic sites and fauna-filled parks.

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