Ganga Temple


Not far from the Lohiya Gate is this exquisite red sandstone two-storey temple dedicated to the goddess Ganga, with elaborately carved stone terraces. Construction started in 1845 during the rule of Maharaja Balwant Singh, but it was not finished until 1937, five generations later, during the reign of Maharaja Brijendra Sawai.

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Nearby Bharatpur attractions

1. Jama Masjid

0.18 MILES

The Friday Mosque is opposite the city post office, south of the fort.

2. Laxman Temple

0.32 MILES

This Hindu temple built by Maharaja Baldev Singh in1870 is dedicated to Laxman, Lord Rama's younger brother. It is surrounded by shops in the busy Bada…

3. Old Laxman Temple

0.34 MILES

Just south of the more prominent Laxman Temple, this older temple is believed to be around 400 years old. It is dedicated to Laxman, Lord Rama's younger…

4. Museum

0.39 MILES

One of the Lohagarh palaces, centred on a tranquil courtyard, houses this museum, which has royal artefacts, including weaponry, miniature paintings,…

5. Lohagarh


The still-inhabited, 18th-century Lohagarh, or Iron Fort, was so named because of its sturdy defences. Despite being somewhat forlorn and derelict, it is…

6. Devji Temple

0.48 MILES

This small Hindu temple is in Gandhi park, opposite the main post office.

7. Jawahar Burj

0.49 MILES

This victory tower was built by Maharajah Suraj Mahl in 1765 to commemorate a victory over the Mughals. Worth a stroll for the view from the top.

8. Keoladeo National Park

1.16 MILES

This tremendous bird sanctuary and national park has long been recognised as one of the world’s most important bird breeding and feeding grounds. In a…