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Ramathra Fort

Ramathra, India

Ramathra Fort is a 350-year-old fort located between Agra and Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan. Perched on a hillock, it offers fantastic views over the countryside around it and offers guests a superbly unique, boutique, rural experience.

At a Glance

  • This property is quite out of the way and the surrounding roads are a little on the rough side - getting here is certainly an adventure

  • An incredibly tranquil rural setting

  • Food is included in the room rate and as far as possible is locally farmed

  • A great place to experience traditional home cooking

  • The hotel is "the destination" there is no real "sights" near by but there are lots of activities to showcase the rural way of life including guided tours to villages, cave temples and gorges which show you a hidden side of Rajasthan

Culture, Off the beaten track, Adventure, Couples

Insider's View

If you can, spend three days just sitting back and letting this magical corner of India calm you down completely.

Daniel Smith

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Ramathra Fort or take a look at our itineraries to Rajasthan

Description

This stunning hill fort is part of a green farming belt in the Kalisil River valley and set in between Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary in Bharatpur and Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve in Sawai Madhopur. Your hosts are Ravi and Gitanjali Raj Pal, descendants of original founder of Ramathra.

The fort offers six rooms, and six garden tents. The tents are located within the ramparts, in the gardens, and offer excellent en suite facilities. They are furnished to a very high standard with modern amenities. They each have a cozy day bed located on the ramparts near to them; ideal to sneak away for a good read. The six rooms are located on the first and second floors of the main fort and all have amazing views. With balconies, sitting areas and large bathrooms, they provide you with everything you need. There is one dining room, but quite often meals are taken al fresco at various locations around the fort. Naturally, the ramparts make for an excellent location for pre-dinner drinks.

Jeep safaris offered by the hotel take you across the Daang plateau. Destinations include the Utgir Fort on the edge of the Chambal River valley, cave temples of Ghanteshvar and Kurka, and the Chuaki gorge. You'll experience local village life along the way and catch glimpses of all sorts of different game. The surrounding countryside is home to several varieties of deer, blue bulls, wolves jackals, hyenas and occasionally wild boar, bears, leopards and tigers.

Accommodation

Ramathra Fort offers six tents, four rooms and two suites. Each suite features a king size bed with luxury linen, an elegant sitting area with a fireplace, custom furnishings and hand-woven rugs. A private terrace affords spectacular views of the landscape and its magnificent sunsets. The use of Karauli stone and traditional construction techniques upholds an authentic sophistication while not compromising on luxury and comfort.

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Tent Suite

Childcare

Children are welcome to come and stay at Ramathra Fort and there are interconnecting rooms available to accommodate families. Childcare and baby sitting services can also be provided on request.

Activities

Jeep safaris offered by the hotel take you across the Daang plateau. Destinations include the Utgir Fort on the edge of the Chambal River valley, cave temples of Ghanteshvar and Kurka, and the Chuaki gorge. You'll experience local village life along the way and catch glimpses of all sorts of different game. The surrounding countryside is home to several varieties of deer, blue bulls, wolves jackals, hyenas and occasionally wild boar, bears, leopards and tigers.

Location & Directions

Ramathra, India

Ramathra Fort is in rural Rajasthan near the village of Sapotra, between Agra and Ranthambore National Park, about 160km southeast of Jaipur.

When to go

Rajasthan is known as the desert state. It is largely hot and dry throughout the year, making it a great destination to get away from European winters.

Summer in Rajasthan extends from April to June. It is s the hottest season, with temperatures ranging from 32 degree C to 45 degree C, so not ideal for travel, although early April is a good time to get cheaper rates if you dont mind the temperature in the high 30s. In western Rajasthan the temperature may reach at high as 45 degree C, particularly in May and June so we'd suggest avoiding Jaisalmer and the Thar Desert at this time.

The second season - technically the "Monsoon" (although in reality Rajasthan never receives much rainfall) extends from July to September. The temperature drops slightly, and humidity increases. 90% of the rain Rajasthan can expect occurs during this period. Lakes and rivers will be higher from mountain run-off and flowers and grasses come to life, bringing added color to the landscape.

The Post-monsoon period is from October to November. The average maximum temperature is 33 degree C to 38 degree C, and the minimum is between 18 degree C and 20 degree C. The official "season" for hotels in Rajasthan starts in October. It’s a great time to travel - warm and sunny during and perfect for exploring and relaxing.

The fourth season is "winter", and runs from December to March. With day time temperatures still in the high 20's during the day this a very popular time to travel. Hotels are at the their busiest over the Christmas and new year period. Be aware though that December and January can have very cool mornings and evening and we suggest taking some warm clothing. Whilst temperatures in the desert areas are always hot in the daytime, they become some of the coolest areas of the state once the sun goes down. It’s also fairly standard to expect some fog in the major cities of Northern Rajstasthan and Delhi in December and January.

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Ramathra Fort or take a look at our itineraries to Rajasthan

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