Ramathra is perfectly tucked between two internationally renowned wildlife reserves, Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary and Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve. This heritage town was a gift from the Maharaja of Karauli to his son, building him Ramathra Fort in the 17th century as a way of granting him freedom. Named after the Hindu Lord Rama, the fortress is perched on a hill brimming with parapets. Located within the deep valleys surrounding the fort is a wildlife adventure land, including deer, wolves and hyenas and, if you are lucky, a bear or leopard! The town has a strong bond, with daily community activities including the typical Bhajan (devotional) singing.
Lying between India’s 2 internationally acclaimed wildlife reserves – Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary and Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve, Ramathra beckons with its heritage homeliness, urban remoteness and union with natre. 82kms from Sawai Madhopur and 175kms from Jaipur, this green Kalisil River valley and Chambal River valley’s Daang plateau, is where tigers once roamed free as did notorious bandits! Post breakfast, get on the ‘Ramathra Village Trail with your guide – enjoy a walking tour of the local hamlet, see farmers tending crops and cattle herders with their animals; refresh with lemonade; post lunch enjoy a free afternoon. In the evening, embark on a Sunset Boating trip in a row boat on the Kalisil Dam; soak in the picturesque environs, peace, rich bird life and the waning sun’s rays.
Ramathra Fort activties – 1 Day/1 Nights
Lying between India’s 2 internationally acclaimed wildlife reserves – Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary and Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve, Ramathra beckons with its heritage homeliness, urban remoteness and union with natre. 82kms from Sawai Madhopur and 175kms from Jaipur, this green Kalisil River valley and Chambal River valley’s Daang plateau, is where tigers once roamed free as did notorious bandits! On arrival, enjoy a welcome drink; settle into your tent/suite; leisurely sip evening tea on the ramparts enjoying the sunset; savor an outdoor dinner under the stars.
Highlights of Ramathra
Bird and nature lovers paradise! Activities: Go on nature walks, birding, enjoy a picnic by one of the 3 lakes located nearby, go on a farm visit and pick vegetables for your next meal, enjoy bicycle rides around the nature trails in the surrounding valleys.
Wilderness Drive from Ramathra
Perched atop a slight hill, Ramathra Fort overlooks expanses of serene country, farms and a large perennial lake. Venture into the countryside on a Wilderness Drive by Jeep; visit the ‘Gujjar’ hamlets or village of cattle grazers, where men are shephards and their women milk cattle; see their homes as they tend small plots in the fertile valley or herd cattle on the Daang scrub. Explore the cavernous ‘Chuaki ‘ gorge and old cave temples of Ghanteshvar and Kurka. Keep a watchful eye for possible wildlife sightings enroute.
Jeep Safari at Ramathra
Enjoy an exciting safari on your private jeep into Samode, a picturesque Rajasthani village, famous for its fort and haveli, once a halting station on the caravan route. Traverse the windswept candescent desert past rocky hillocks with imposing forts; pass rustic countryside mud hamlets and green fields. See farmers in colorful turbans tending fields, women in multicolored traditional skirts and stoles, playful children and herds of goats. Witness the quiet yet zesty and enthusiastic life of the desert people. You will be enchanted by the aura of rural life with its age-old cultures and traditions.