India’s famed pink city, with a unique character that is quintessentially Rajput, is more than a gateway to Rajasthan. Jaipur has a bit of everything, from the wonders of its many historic forts and palaces, to the rich vibrancy of local culture and bustling energy in its vivid bazaars.
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Explore Jamwa Ramgarh
Embraced by the rugged Aravalli Mountain range, the hamlet of Jamwa Ramgarh is an integral part of the history and royal lineage of Jaipur. The prefix refers to the ancient temple of Jamwa Mata, family deity of Rajput warriors who ruled from Ramgarh 1000 years ago before migrating to present-day Amber, then Jaipur. For our guests to experience an authentic slice of the rustic life, Ramgarh Lodge offers customized guided tours to the village. Jamwa Mata temple and Ramgarh Fort – former bastion of the Kacchwaha Rajputs – are first stops on most routes. Tours are arranged to the local school, small artisan workshops for a closer look at indigenous weaving, the fragrant rose farm and weekly cattle fair.
Ramgarh Dam Water walk
The walk is designed to share the Dam’s incredible journey of 150 years. Through spellbinding stories, this walk sheds light on its spiritual beginning, enduring structure , political intrigue and the monumental impact it had on Jaipur for over and a half. Built in 1903 on the fabled Banganga river, Ramgarh Dam created one of the biggest man-made lakes in the world. The Lake is spread in 16 sq. kms with the catchment of 831 sq. kms. Though a desert, Rajasthan is a water civilization and water is it cultural repository. Its textiles, art, food, culture, valour, nothing would exist in its absence and every tale becomes magical in its presence. A land with practically no water evolved a beautiful culture around it that sustained life in the most inhospitable terrain for centuries.
Organic Farm Tours
Ramgarh Lodge has its own organic farms that fuel a hyper-local gourmet philosophy. The languid pace of life in our little hamlet encourages guests to venture out into these lush vegetable gardens and herb patches. Our chefs conduct guided tours to explain the process of organic farming for a better understanding of the sustainable farm-to-table process. Children and adults alike delight in picking the fresh produce, interacting with gardeners, nurturing plants and being a part of the process that feeds them. You can further try your hand at the traditional open-fire oven (chulha) in the kitchen and learn a few rustic Rajasthani culinary secrets.
Dine Under The Stars
While the sylvan atmosphere of the lodge is delightful by day, it’s positively enchanting at night. A romantic dinner – set at the breezy cabana by the turquoise swimming pool - is the just the event to capture this natural beauty with a slice of man-made culinary wizardry. Our staff sets up the cabana for a four-course personalized dinner. Meat and vegetables from the organic farm sizzling off a live barbecue are paired with the finest spirits. The moonlit ambience is enhanced by the whte, light-as-air flowers of surrounding saras trees.
Rustic Charm Meets Royal Reminiscence
Experience the inimitable vintage exquisiteness of the Ramgarh Lodge - a tranquil European-style heritage retreat nestled amidst the serene Aravallis, 30 kms from Jaipur. Built in the 1930s, this former hunting lodge of the royal family will take you back in time. It offers an exceptiond of unmatched traditional hospitality with contemporary efficiency and has played host to honoured visitors including Prince Philip, Prince Charles and Jacqueline Kennedy who were penal blersonal guests of the Maharaja.
Bhangarh Fort- The Most Haunted Place In India
Everyone loves a good mystery. And we’ve got one of India’s best, just 45 kilometres from the lodge. Located at the border of Sariska Tiger Reserve in the district of Alwar, Bhangarh is a 17th century fort, notorious for being the most haunted place in India. The lodge arranges a four-hour tour, during the daytime of course. Though the fort is in ruins, the small city it encircles is green and quaint, with temples, palaces and multiple gates. Developed in 1573, this flourishing town was completely abandoned – some say overnight – by the beginning of the 17th century. Amongst the many myths and legends floating around, there is one about the alluring princess of Bhangarh and the wrath of a rejected tantric magician who cursed the kingdom to its downfall. To know more, you’ll have to visit this unique destination.
Sariska Tiger Reserve
One of India’s foremost tiger reserves, Sariska is must-visit for big cat lovers. The lodge arranges for a safari, which includes other attraction in the area like Bhangarh Fort, Pandupol - famous as the site of the mythological meeting between Bheema and Hanuman in the Mahabharata – Kanwari Fort and a boat ride at Silserh lake.