If you are looking for a rejuvenating getaway from the capital city of Delhi, Bharatpur is a great option. Very well known for Keoladeo National Park, this small town has become home to a number of homestays and guesthouses.
Perfect for a couple of days to experience a mix of adventure, history and hospitality, Bharatpur is a welcome change from other crowded weekend spots. Though the best time to visit this town is during winter, early summer is a great option as well. Make sure you book your guesthouse in advance lest you miss out on a great staying option.
The Keoladeo National Park is huge and will take you an entire day to explore it. Cars are not allowed inside the park, but you can either hire a bicycle or a rickshaw to take a look around the park. Cycling gives you the opportunity to discover small corners and nooks that rickshaws can't take you to. The park is perfect for birdwatchers and also wonderful to explore for photographers and nature lovers.
There is not much to eat inside the park besides a few snacks, coffee and tea. Do have a meal before you head inside the park.
Besides the park, you can spend the afternoon at Bharatpur National Museum or Deeg Palace. If you are short on time, you can choose to spend a little time here and most of your time at the park. Hotel Sonar Haveli is a great place to stay if you are in the mood for a luxurious holiday, or Jungle Lodge if you are looking for some quiet time.
Best time to visit Bharatpur is from October to March