The very name `Lohagarh'- Iron Fort- suggests the history behind it. It is so called because it remained invincible during a number of attacks by Britishers. It was able to sustain itself with a powerful resistance due to the ingenious defensive works, conceived and designed by Maharaja Suraj Mal, the founder of Bharatpur in early 18th century. Today still stands erect and impregnable, permeating an aura of strength and magnificence. Some of the monuments within the Fort Worth a visit are Kishori Mahal, Mahal Khas and Kothi Khas.
In an adjacent building within the fort is the Government Museum. It antiquities house a rich collection of items of this region. There are exquisite sculptures; some so finely chiseled revealing an epitome of skill and grace so stunning almost a symphony in stone. These sculptures speak volumes of the art of a bygone era and a culture typical of this area there is also some ancient inscriptions.
Jawahar Burj : Many parts of the fort still stand in all their glory. A few of the eight bastions of the fort stand sentinel to time. There is the Jawahar Burj and Fateh Burj worth a visit. These were built by Suraj Mal to commemorate his victory over the Mughals and British respectively. The coronation ceremony of the Jat rulers of Bharatpur used to take place at the Jawahar Burj.
The royal monument is a brilliant blend of Mughal and Rajput architecture. The magnificent apartments within, where royalty lived have patterned floor tiles with beautiful and intricate designs. There is also museum in the central wing with exhibits dating back to the 2nd century AD.