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Ramathara Fort

350-Yr Old Restored Royal Fort

Sapotra, Karauli
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OffbeatA truly hidden and local experience
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Premium4 star trips with all modern amenities
A private fort perched on a slight hill, Ramathra Fort overlooks miles of serene country, farms and a large perennial lake. A two-hour drive from the Ranthambore, Ramathra offers six custom-designed, full facility tents set by the fort ramparts and six charming suites in the palace. Ramathra Fort is a seventeenth-century fortress situated between two of India's internationally famous wildlife reserves, Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary in Bharatpur and Ranthambore Tiger Reserve in Sawai Madhapur.

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A Galaxy Away

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Ramathara Resort
The name Ramathra honours Lord Rama, who is believed to have camped here while on his epic journey to Lanka. Ramathra Fort has remained an ancestral home to the founder’s descendants for over ten generations and today is a beautiful boutique hotel run by Ravi Rajpal and Gitanjali Rajpal, your gracious hosts.
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Secluded Location
Walking trails into the wilderness and villages, boat rides, birding excursions and night safaris as some of the signature activities in and around Ramathra.
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Luxury Tents
With its high ceiling and screened windows, each spacious interiors decorated with modern teak furniture, printed cotton furnishings and traditional woven rugs.
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Deluxe Room
Instead, they open out onto an open courtyard. These rooms can also serve as two connecting rooms for use by a family of four or a group of friends.
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Luxury Suite
A private terrace provides a grand view of the landscape and its magnificent sunsets. The use of Karauli stone and traditional construction practices bestow an authentic and sophisticated ethnicity to these new spaces.
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Jeep Safaris
With all the jeep safaris you’ll meet villagers and see their homes as they tend small plots in the fertile valley or herd cattle on the Daang scrub.
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Farm To Table
Guests enjoy authentic local flavours created using traditional cooking methods. Meticulous hygienic conditions are maintained to protect the wellbeing of all guests.
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Dining Lounge & Bar
Dining outdoors is a real highlight especially on a night of the full moon. Outdoor bar service is also available with bottled water, soft drinks, cold beer, wine and most spirits on offer.
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They grow, buy and use only organic vegetables, all meat is fresh and brought on the same day, and everything is locally sourced.

Quick gist

About the stay

  • Revel in ultimate luxury and experience a supreme cultural at the Ramathra Fort.
  • Soak in the staggering landscape that you get to behold from the top, or imbibe the architectural elegance.
  • Have a good night's sleep with a heartful meal and a pompous bedroom.

Where is this?

  • The pristine fort is only a 2-hr drive from the Ranthambore.
  • Around Ramathra are some of the best walking trails in the region, besides wilderness drives into scrub country and birding.
  • The region also has great potential for off-road cycling.
  • The closest wilderness area, the Kailadevi Wildlife Sanctuary is just fifteen kilometres away.

With whom?

  • It's a heritage resort.
  • You'll have an independent room/ suite or tent at the resort with access to common facilities.
  • It's mostly a private experience.

You get

  • Overnight accommodation is provided.
  • All your meals are covered.
  • Morning and afternoon tea shall be served.
  • Bottled water along with any non-alcoholic beverages of your choice.
  • Multiple experiences are packed in the package - Walking tour of Ramathara Village, Nature walk along the walk, Trekking to old fort ruins, Temple trail visiting various old temples, Boating and Bird-watching.

Things to remember

  • Laundry, airport transfers come at an additional charge.
  • Multiple other activities and experiences are also provided to you, should you wish to indulge more.

Something unique

Ramathra Fort has a commanding view of the countryside. One can sit on top of the fort’s massive outer wall and look out over farmland, rugged scrub of the Daang plateau, Kalisil Lake and its irrigation canal

Tips from insiders

  • Dinner time is very special in Ramathra serving fragrant home-cooked recipes under a night sky that deserves a special mention - silent, star-spangled and inky blue!
  • Bring your camera and be ready to tell about your family and home because the people of Ramathra are curious to learn about you too!
  • Bring your binoculars and your telephoto lens.