Bandh Baretha

Bandh Baretha village is located in Bayana tehsil of Bharatpur district in Rajasthan, India. Located just 9 kilometers from the tehsildar office in Bayana and 44 kilometers from the district headquarters in Bharatpur.  With its picturesque landscapes and historical landmarks, Bandh Baretha beckons travelers seeking tranquility amidst nature’s bounty.

Baretha Dam: A Testament to Ingenuity

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At the heart of the village lies the Baretha Dam, a testament to the ingenuity of Maharaj Jaswant Singh in 1866 AD and completed by Maharaj Ram Singh in 1897 AD, who constructed the dam on the Kukund River. Serving as a lifeline for the region’s water supply, the dam stands as a symbol of resilience and sustainability.

Bandh Baretha Wildlife Sanctuary: A Haven for Biodiversity

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Adjacent to the dam is the Bandh Baretha Wildlife Sanctuary, a haven for biodiversity enthusiasts. Initially spanning over 200 square kilometers, the sanctuary has now expanded to encompass over 368 square kilometers, providing refuge to a diverse array of flora and fauna.

Wildlife in Bandh Baretha:

The Bandh Baretha Wildlife Sanctuary is home to a diverse range of wildlife, including Indian Wild Boar, Jungle Cat, Indian Gazelle, Spotted Deer, Indian Fox, Nilgai, Leopard Cat, Indian Pangolin, and Sloth Bear. Critically endangered Indian Pangolins and vulnerable Sloth Bears can be spotted here. Recently, in March 2022, a panther with two cubs was sighted in the sanctuary, adding to its rich biodiversity.

Birds in Bandh Baretha:

Bandh Baretha is a paradise for birdwatchers, boasting a wide variety of avian species such as Indian Roller, Red-vented Bulbul, Jungle Fowl, Kingfisher, Partridge, Peafowl, and various species of herons, eagles, owls, and migratory birds. The sanctuary’s diverse habitats provide a conducive environment for these birds, making it an ideal destination for birdwatching enthusiasts.

Kishan Mahal: A Glimpse into Royal Heritage

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Adding to the village’s allure is the magnificent Kishan Mahal, a palace built by Jaswant Singh in the mid-20th century. Surrounded by lush forests and wildlife, the palace offers a glimpse into the region’s royal heritage and architectural splendor.

Darr Barhana Waterfall: Nature’s Refreshing Retreat

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For those seeking adventure, the nearby Darr Barhana Waterfall offers a refreshing escape during the monsoon season. With its cascading waters and verdant surroundings, the waterfall is a popular destination for nature lovers and thrill-seekers alike.

Bayana Fort: Witness to Historical Significance

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Bayana Fort, constructed in AD 1040 by Jadon Rajput ruler Vijaypala, stands as a testament to Rajasthan’s rich historical heritage, with a legacy spanning over 2000 years. Formerly known by various names like Santipura and Vijaymandirgarh, this fort has witnessed pivotal events, including the Battle of Bayana in 1527 between Rana Sanga of Mewar and Timurid King Babur. The fort’s significance is further highlighted by its architectural marvels, including the revered Usha Mosque and the Usha Temple at Bhinabari. Preserving inscriptions dating back to AD 300 and 372, Bayana Fort offers visitors a glimpse into the region’s cultural tapestry and serves as a accessible destination, located just 22 kilometers from Bandh Baretha, inviting history enthusiasts to explore its storied past.

Bandh Baretha Eco Resort

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Discover the essence of eco-luxury at Bandh Baretha Eco Resort, where rustic charm meets modern comfort. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of nature while enjoying comfortable accommodations, delectable dining options, exhilarating safari rides, thrilling camping and trekking adventures, idyllic picnics, and refreshing nature walks. Experience the perfect blend of relaxation and adventure in the heart of Bharatpur’s wilderness.

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