Raja Surajmal created a number of palaces and forts in Bharatpur. One of these forts is the Lohagarh Fort, which is also among the strongest forts in the country. The fort was built in a manner so as to stand resistant to attacks from invaders.
In 1805, the British, under the leadership of Lord Lake, laid siege to the fort. Despite repeated attacks, they could not penetrate the fort. They lost more than 3000 soldiers and the British forces withdrew from the attack. The British later had to strike a compromise with the ruler of Bharatpur. The fort has two gates facing the North and South directions. The one facing the North is called the Ashtadhatu Gate while the one facing the Southern direction is called the Chowburja Gate.
Noteworthy monuments in the fort include the Jawahar Burj, Fateh Burj, the Kishori Mahal and the Kothi Khas.