One of the most beautiful temples of Bharatpur, Ganga Maharani Temple was built back in 1845 by the ruler of the city, Maharaja Balwant Singh. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Ganga. The temple has a huge idol of Goddess Ganga with a large image of a crocodile. Holy Ganga Water is distributed to all the devotees as Prasad. The temple is known to signify the purity and holiness of Maa Ganga.
The temple has two entrance gates, while Lord Krishna stands holding the mountain of Giri Raj on one side; there are statues of Laxmi Narayan ji and Shiva Parvati on the other gate. The temple is considered immensely sacred and people from all over the country visit the temple to seek the blessings of Maa Ganga.
The temple is remarkable for its beautiful architecture. Ganga Maharani Temple features a unique mix of South Indian, Mughal and Rajputana form of architecture. The walls and pillars of the temple are decorated with beautiful carvings.
The temple is mostly visited during the time of festivals like Gangashaptami and Ganga Dusshera. During this time, the temple is decorated with beautiful lights which make it more colorful and alluring.