Bharatpur District lies in the easternmost part of
. It is situated 100 m above the sea level and is surrounded by
in north, Mathura District
of Uttar Pradesh
in east, Dausa District
in south-west, and district of Alwar
in the north-west. Bharatpur has a total area of 5,066 sq km and the population is over 2 million.
There are three main rivers: the
Banganga, Ruparail and Gambhir. Major crops are wheat, rapeseed and mustard, bajra, pulses, gram, jowar, sugarcane, gram, barley, paddy, red chilies, sesamum and maize.
The broad-gauge line of the western railway passes through Bharatpur. The prime attractions are Keoladeo National Park, Lohagarh Fort and Palace,
Deeg, Gopal Bhavan, Bengal Chamber, Keshav Bhavan, Suraj Bhavan, Nand Bhavan, Purana Mahal, and Deeg Fort.