Located 150 km from Jaipur, between Agra and Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan, Ramathra was granted as a Jaagir (fiefdom) in 1645 CE to Thakur Bhoj Pal by his father the Maharaja of Karauli. Ramathra Fort is a 350-year-old fort, beautifully perched on a hillock, it offers fantastic views over the countryside around it and offers guests a superbly unique, boutique, rural experience. This stunning hill fort is part of a green farming belt in the Kalisil River valley and is set in between Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur and Ranthambhore National Park in Sawai Madhopur.
Today, Ramathra Fort belongs to Thakur Brijendra Raj Pal and his family who are descendants of the founder. The fort has a strong perimeter wall crowned with parapets. Its ramparts are wide and offer a spectacular view from the hilltop. Inside there is a multi-story palace, parts of which are being restored using traditional building techniques and local craftspeople. Stone lattices and a painted ceiling ornament are otherwise simple facilities. It was, after all, designed to be a battle fort.
Explorations & Experiences in Ramathra-
EXPLORE (Places to visit in Ramathra):
- Ramathra Fort
- Ramathra Village
- Kalisil Dam
- Kaila Devi Sanctuary
EXPERIENCE (Things to do in Ramathra):
- Stay at Ramathra Fort Heritage Hotel
- Ramathra Village walk tour
- Boating at Kalisil Dam
- Bird Watching
- Camel cart ride
- Wildlife tour at Kaila Devi Sanctuary