A part of Rajasthan, Bharatpur has its share of forts and palaces steeped in tales from the past. There is the 18th century Lohagarh Fort, the Bharatpur Fort and the Dholpur Fort. Jawahar Burj and Fateh Burj palaces, and the Bharatpur Lake are also worth visiting. However, the most beautiful monument close to Bharatpur is the Deeg Water Palace built by Raja Suraj Mal in the 18th century. It has one of the most fascinating water conservation and natural cooling systems, as well as well-laid out gardens.

Of course bird watching trips at the Sanctuary would take up most of your time. You could also go for a boat cruise in the lake at the sanctuary during the rains. Excursions to Deeg and Dholpur Fort are other suggested trips.