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Places to See

The Lohagarh Fort :

Birds on Tree, BharatpurThe Lohagarh Fort, true to its name stood solidly in front of many British attacks, and frustrated them to no ends. It faced the British onslaught four times and after a long seige they had to withdrwaw, but Lord Lake, however was successful in capturing it in 1804. It is very different form the other forts in state, there is no flamboyance associated to fort but it generates an aura of strength and magnificence. The fort is surrounded with moat which was previously filled with water to ward off the enemy attacks. The sandy ramparts were strengthened by sandy battlements, thus the enemy guns proved of no avail. Some interesting monuments in the fort are Kishori Mahal, Mahal Kand Kothi Khas. Moti Mahal and toweres like Jawahar Burj and Fateh Burj were erected to commemorate the victory over the Mughals and the British army. The Gateway has paintings of huge elephants.

Government Museum :

The building Kamra Khas within the fort has been convereted into a museum, displaying a rich collection of antiquities, exquisite sculptures and some ancient inscriptions. The sculptures speak volumes about the art of a bygone era and culture typical of this area. The inscriptions are of immense historical value and helps in tracing back the royal lineage as well as the local life.
Timings : 10 AM to 4 PM
(Colsed on Friday)

Jawahar Burg and Fateh Burg :

These monuments inside the fort were built by Surajmal to commemorate the victory over Mughals and British. The monuments reflecting in the glory of past are worth visiting.

The Palace :

It is a fine blend of Mughal and Rajput architecture, built in various phases by different Maharajas. The magnificent apartments are richly decorated with patterened floor tiles with exquisite intricate designs. The museum occupies the main central wing depicting sollections dating back to 2nd century, which relflect the art and skill of the region.

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