Ramgarh is a place that once used to be known for its artificial lake which used to provide water to Jaipur city. The place was declared as a wildlife sanctuary in 1982 by the Government of India. This man-made Ramgarh Lake is spread across an area of 15.5 square kilometers.
Although the water has dried up, the lake is flooded with water during monsoon and renders a scenic view to the visitors. You can also spot several birds flocking near the lake. The Jamwa Ramgarh Sanctuary is one of the lesser known sanctuaries of the state.
Ramgarh was once a hunting ground where Maharajas of Jaipur used to hunt for wild animals. Over the time, the place has been turned into a heritage place with the presence of Ramgarh heritage hotel overlooking the lake. This lake once hosted a rowing event during 1982 Asian Games.
The thick forests of Ramgarh are home to a wide range of animals including ruddy mongoose, antelopes, jackals, cheetals, nilgai, leopards, lions, rhesus macaque, langurs, etc. As far as the birds are concerned, you can spot peafowl, minivet, crested bunting, finch-larks, common babbler, spotted dove, grey tit, silver-bill, black shouldered kite, plum-headed parakeet, rose-ringed parakeet, tree-pie, woodpecker, white-bellied drongo, and so on.
If you take a trip to Ramgarh, you can visit the Ramgarh Lake for boating and birdwatching. Besides, there is a polo ground located between the lake and the Aravali Hills. Besides, Jamwa Mata Temple is another major tourist attraction which was built by Rao Dulherao of the Kachhwaha clan of Jaipur. Ramgarh is a perfect weekend getaway destination for people residing in Jaipur city.
The nearest airport to the wildlife sanctuary is Jaipur Airport and the nearest railway station is at Jaipur. If you are taking a road trip, it will take a 1-hour drive from Jaipur city via Alwar at a distance of 27.5 kms.
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