Ranthambore Fort (12 kms.) is rich in archeological monuments
also. Perhaps the only one fort, which is not visible from a
long distance. The Fort is a massive enclave and quite high.
Mughal Emperor Shah Alam gifted it to Sawai Madho Singh I of
Jaipur in 1754 AD and since then it was maintained as the
private hunting preserve. Much later, Queen Elizabeth II and
Duke of Edinburgh were part of the Royal Hunting, who stayed
here too. Its a unique Rajput Fort. It has 7 large gates
situated on a high and large hill which is a protected
monument by the Archaeological Survey of India. There are very
famous temples of God Ganesh and (Trinetri) & Maa Kali.
Archeological Department took it in 1964. It is 1578 ft from
the sea level and 750ft from ground. Total area of the fort is
about 7 miles. There is no drive way up to the fort, just the
stairs. There are three big artificial lakes up in the Fort.
Located 14km from Sawai Madhopur is a shallow seasonal lake,
situated between acres of agricultural fields, which usually
dries out by April/May is home to a large number of different
kinds of migratory birds during the winter. Painted storks,
flamingoes, spoonbills, sarus cranes, greylag geese amongst
others can be seen in large numbers in between the months of
November and March. During this season, the best time to see
birds is very early in the morning and serious bird watchers
should be at the lake before sunrise.
This water bodies on the age of the park attract thousand of
migrating bird during winter and are specially exiting for
bird watching some time in this area we can find some wild
animals also, there is fisher men with the boats also we can
hire those boats for boating in this lake.
14 km from Sawai Madhopur Where black buck abound, is not far
from Surwal villages. Interestingly, black buck are almost
never seen inside the Ranthambore Tiger reserve due to their
preference for open spaces to jungles along with this trip you
can get closer meet with the villages cultural.
50 km from Sawai Madhopur lies at the confluence of the
Chambal and Banas rivers and is home for large number of
migratory birds, crocodiles, alligators, the endangered river
dolphins and many other animal species. A group of ancient
temples are also located at the ghat worth seeing. Since the
ghat is beyond the Mansarovar Lake and Khandar fort one can
visit both these places in the same trip.
Sawai Mansingh Sanctuary:
Approx. 10 kms from Sawai Madhopur City, lies this haven for
wildlife in the scenic area of the Aravalli Hills. An ideal
additional trip or alternative to the safari in
RanthamboreNational Park, this sanctuary offers rugged
hillsides, beautiful scenery, wildlife and birds. It is one of
the best habitats in the area for the Leopard, the Honey
Buzzard, the Indian Coarser and many more! Click on the link
for more information.
The ruins of this majestic and historic fort are located on
the outskirts of the Ranthambore Tiger reserve, not far from
Sawai Madhopur. En-route there are very interesting
landscapes, temples and villages worth seeing and spending
some time viewing
Soorwal Lake - Refocus tree pie
Devpura - Black Buck
Rameshwaram - Kingfisher