Bharatpur is situated in the Braj Region and is popular for being home to UNESCO World Heritage Site, Keoladeo National Park. Known for its wintering ground of Palaearctic migratory waterfowl, and a large population of non-migratory resident breeding birds, Keoladeo National Park, formerly known as Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, is the major tourist attraction of the city. Bharatpur, also known as Lohagarh, was established in 1733 by Maharaja Suraj Mal. This tourist destination in Rajasthan is known for its vibrant Braj Festival, celebrated after the popular festival of Holi. Bharatpur has also made its mark for its handcrafted chowries (fly whisks) with the handles made of ivory, silver, or sandalwood. Apart from the UNESCO recognized Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur’s main attractions are Bharatpur Palace, Government Museum, and Lohagarh Fort.