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B’n’B Facilities @ Bharatpur, Rajasthan

The Eastern Gateway to Rajasthan is well equipped with hospitality facilities to ensure that your stay in the city is comfortable. This is a list of some of the most well-equipped bed and breakfast facilities in the city.

(The list of B&B is subject to the number of user reviews we get from visitors of Bharatpur.)

Iora Guest House
(54,Gauri-Shankar Colony)


A quaint, neat little place, Iora maintains a stunning degree of cleanliness, taking into account the fact that it’s a budget accommodation (Rs.450/night and above). The food offered is nothing short of excellent – in fact, this factor is exactly what makes Iora a home away from home. Furthermore, the bird sanctuary is at a 10 minutes distance from the guest house.

All in all, Iora is an absolute value for money! Another reason for a wonderful experience is the owner, Devendra Singh’s, resourcefulness in catering to visitors’ travel needs. Mr. Singh is a professional photographer and wildlife conservationist.

User Rating: 4.9/5

Royal Guest House
(B-15, Civil Lines)


If you do not wish to stay near the noisy highway, this is the best place B&B to put up in. The high point of this place is that the food is cooked by the caretaker’s wife from vegetables grown in the kitchen garden. Meals have to be ordered an hour in advance because they start chopping the veggies only after you place the order J

Additionally, the sanctuary is just at a 10-minute walking distance. Royal Guest House facilitates money exchange and internet facilities (free of charge). The room rent starts at Rs.400/night.

User Rating: 4.2/5

Jungle Lodge
(Gori Shankar Colony)


Situated just half a kilometer away from Keoladeo National Park, the Jungle Lodge is known for its sprawling gardens. There are rooms in two different sizes, therefore priced differently – the bigger rooms are for Rs.400 and the smaller ones are for Rs.300. The rooms on the second floor have access to a lovely veranda.

The owner of Jungle Lodge, Ashok, is a naturalist and proves to be a very helpful guide for the sanctuary. His wife, Indu, is an excellent cook. Most of the food cooked in the lodge is grown in the garden itself.

User Rating: 3.8/5

Attractions in Bharatpur, Rajasthan: Part 2

This is the second of the three blog series delineating the unmissable attractions of Bharatpur. This post will talk about the Deeg Palace and fort.

Deeg Palace

Deeg Palace and Fort

While this is another proof of Maharaja Suraj Mal’s fort-building spree and aesthetics, Deeg is also a nature lover’s hotspot. This town lies north of Bharatpur and boasts of a beautiful garden township

IMG_3420and a meticulously-laid palace which displays the engineering skills of the era at its best. Probably, the Deeg palace draws its charm from the fact that it was the idyllic summer retreat of the royals. And like most vacation homes, the palace is replete with spectacular fountains, well-preserved garden, imposing arcades and spacious pavilions.


What’s spectacular about the fountains? The Deeg palace fountains are still in working condition and they emit colorful water. Despite the reservoir supplying water to the fountains is the same, every jet spews out water of a different color. These fountains are turned on only twice a year.

IMG_3400Deeg Palace houses several bhawans or mansions by the names of Gopal, Suraj, Kishan, Nand, Keshav and Hardev. All these mansions form a quadrangle. Gopal Bhawan is the largest of the mansions and is divided into two smaller sections, called Sawan and Bhadon.

IMG_3393An interesting feature of the bhawan is that while a front view gives the feel of a single storey, the rear view clearly shows an additional storey submerged in water. This architecture served two purposes – it lends a cooling effect in the summers, while creating an illusion of a lake palace.

Another curious feature is that this mansion has a hollow ceiling and pillars, equipped with iron spheres. Water was engineered to flow through the ceiling and the columns. When the iron spheres would collide with each other, they would produce a sound very similar to that of rain. The mansion walls also have small apertures through which water can flow sufficiently to form a curtain. Running fountains, sounds of thunder from the ceilings accompanied with pleasant sprays from the water curtain, the Maharajas would never feel the dearth of monsoons in Deeg.

If you wish to visit the Deeg Palace, the best season would be February. Not only would Rajasthan be more pleasant in that month, February 4 is also the day when the fountains are turned on.


Quick Facts

  • The best time to visit Deeg is between October and March.
  • Deeg is at a distance of 32kms from the Bharatpur bird sanctuary.
  • Bharatpur is 200kms from Delhi, 270kms from Jaipur and 70kms from Agra.
  • It is always recommended to stay in Bharatpur, which has a large number of hotels and guest houses – government and private, forest resthouses, budget motels and dak bunglows. (Check this). You can stay in any of these accommodations and take a jeep or an auto-rickshaw to visit Deeg.