he city of Bharatpur and its fort are said to have been founded about 300 years ago by Rustam, a Jat of the Sogariya clan. Maharaja Surajmal took it from Khemkaran, the son of Rustam in A.D. 1733 and refurbished it by constructing a big fort and moat surrounding it. This historical fort, also known as Lohagarh, is rectangular  in shape and has eight bastions with a high wall surrounded by a deep tapering moat (18.3 m wide). The outer wall got damaged at places but has now been repaired on the Gopalgarh side. Roads leading to the fort through its two gates i.e. Chawburja Gate and Ashtadhatu Gate, cross the moat by masonry bridges. The moat always remains filled with water.
areoplanBy Air : Agra
busBy Bus : Bharatpur
trainBy Train : Bharatpur
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Notification No. F. No. 2/6/76-M dated 20.11.1985
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Ownership Status Government
Topographical Features Plain terrain
1 Chandramani Singh (ed.), Protected Monuments of Rajasthan (Jaipur 2002);
2 K.K. Sehgal (ed.), Rajasthan District Gazetteer, Bharatpur District  (Jaipur 1971) and
3 R.L. Mishra,  The Forts of Rajasthan  (Jaipur 1985
Locality Tehsil District State
  Bharatpur Bharatpur Rajasthan