About Ramgarh Lake
Ramgarh Lake is an artificial water body built for the purpose of supplying fresh water to the city of Jaipur. It is situated around 32 Km from the capital city of Jaipur in Jamwa Ramgarh. The lake finds a large number of visitors throughout the year but during monsoons or the Rainy seasons in India, the number increases many folds. The beauty of the place is simply mesmerizing when the lake is full. As of today it is no more used as source of water for supply yet it important has not diminished by any measure.
History of Ramgarh Lake
Ramgarh Lake was constructed by erecting a high bund across the tree covered hills and it the water body spans around 15.5 km of area. The place was mainly a hunting ground where the kings used to come for the pray and now with the passage of time it has emerged as one of the most vivid heritage site of the region. Along side the lake, one can see the remains of a dead fort. It served as a source of fresh water for the city until 2000 but now it has been abandoned of the responsibility. Ramgarh Lake has it's name carved in the history of Asian Games when in 1982, the rowing event was organized here.
Ramgarh Lamke Famous For
Ramgarh Lake is not just a lake, it is a hot-spot of bio-diversity where large number of birds and animal species can be spotted. It is a heaven for bird watchers as the place serve as the home of many rare species of birds which flew through the overseas to spend their summers here, always delight the enthusiasts. Owing to this, it has been declared as a National bird Sanctuary by the Government. The dense forest nearby is houses some of wildlife species which includes Neelgai, Chittal and lions. The Ramgarh heritage hotel is famous for the Royal hospitality and Rajasthani cuisines. The place offers an exciting wildlife safari for the tourist ever since 1982 when it became famous on the world atlas and subsequently Government granted it Sanctuary status. The vast plain land with hills in the background mirroring themselves in the fresh stagnant water offers a silent view of the place which remain etched in the heart long after the visit. The beauty of the place during the Indian monsoon when the water level is high and the lush green panoramic view is simply amazing, one fall short of words to describe the experience. Apart from the scenic beauty, there is polo ground, a fort, a temple of Jamwa mata, after whose name the place has been named as Jamwa Ramgarh and a museum are some of other attractions.
How to Reach Ramgarh Lake
The place can be visited either by taking a tour program organized periodically by local as well as international tour agents or one can simply take a RSTC Bus to reach there. The accommodation is best and cost effective. The royalty can be experienced in Ramagarh Heritage hotel. The best time to visit the place is from june to september