is today known as the country's finest bird sanctuary, but before
independence its fame was more generic. Bharatpur was the premier
Jat state in Rajasthan, Dholpur being the other one. In a sense
Bharatpur is the legacy of Churaman, a Jat overlord whose forces
were a source of constant irritation to the Mughals in the late
17th century. The Mughals retaliated by destroying Jat villages.
The Jats later regrouped under Badan singh who firmly entrenched
himself in a belt along the river Jamuna between Delhi and Agra.
: You can change money at the State Bank of Bikaner &
Jaipur, near the Binarayan gate.