Ramgarh Lake - Majestic Location in Jaipur.

Sunset View and Dried Ramgarh Lake from Ramgarh Lodge
Sunset View and Dried Ramgarh Lake from Ramgarh Lodge

Feel the rustic beauty of Jamwa Ramgarh Lake located just 30 kilometers away from Jaipur city.

Ramgarh has always been a perfect picnic, tourist, and trekking spot for people of Jaipur and nearby places. Back in the era of pre-independence, it was also popular as a hunting place among the Jaipur Maharajahs. The most attractive part of Ramgard is all the natural and man-made lakes there; the most famous one is Ramgard Lake. Unfortunately, the Ramgard lake dried up a few years back due to continuous urbanization, and encroachment but the majestic location of Ramgard still attracts people as always.

Talking about history, Ramgarh Lake was constructed in the year 1876 by Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh II. Back then it was the only source of water for the people living near it and in Jaipur. In the year 1982, this lake hosted a boat competition during the Asiad games. Ramgarh was a hunting spot for the royals and the lodge where they use to stay has been converted to the Ramgarh Lodge.

Ramgarh Lake is a fairly large lake, about 4 kilometers at its longest and about 2 kilometers width-wise. This has attracted a lot of attention in terms of water sports and fishing (rich in aquatic life). Though it is an artificial lake now, still if you visit during the monsoon season all you can see is people coming, enjoying, and leaving with beautiful memories. In the nearby places, you can visit the Ramgarh Lodge, Hawa Audi, Medhaji Palace and Jamwa Mata temple. Ramgarh is also known as Jamwa Ramgarh by the name of Goddess Jamwai.

If you are a trekker, you need to pack your bags to leave for Ramgarh after the rainy season is over (typically from October to March). The Aravalli range running near it still has some forests left, where you can experience the wildlife of Jaipur. There are also some ruins of old forts nearby which speak a lot about the royalty of Kachwaha Rajputs.

Enjoy the aroma of Ramgarh and Ramgarh Lake with your loved ones. Starting from a beautiful sunrise followed by great weather and to a mesmerizing sunset. This will fulfill your “I need to have a break” feeling.

P.S. there are some cautions for your better experiences:

❖   Beware of monkeys.
❖   Say a big no to heels.

Have a look at the place from my (camera) eye and share your experiences in the comment section below.

View of Dried Ramgarh Lake from Hawa Audi
View of Dried Ramgarh Lake from Hawa Audi

Watch Tower of Jamwa Ramgarh Lake Jaipur
Watch Tower of Jamwa Ramgarh Lake Jaipur

View of Dried Ramgarh Lake from Hawa Audi
View of Dried Ramgarh Lake from Hawa Audi

25 comments

  1. Beautiful, picturesque views that you've captured here! The low-lying fog in the first photo adds an enchanting ambience.

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  2. ...I love the hazing sunset best! Enjoy your week.

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  3. Thank you for this lovely tour. That first photo is amazing. Friendship

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  4. I like your take on this. When will the lake fill up again?

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    1. Thank You. . . It's hard to say but I think everyone has lost the hope of it filling up again. . . :(

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  5. Beautiful image and well written nores..Remember going over here in 1999!!

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    1. Thank You. . . Yes That is the last year when it filled up to it's full after that it dried up year by year. . . :(

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  6. The hazy sunset is absolutely gorgeous. Enjoy your day!

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  7. A beautiful series and wonderful information about the area. It would be a wonderful place for a hike. The scenery is lovely.

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  8. A fantastic serie with a beautiful first picture, nice and interesting info as well.

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  9. Beautiful images of the area. I am interested in the warning about monkeys. I experienced monkeys in Bali that you had be careful with. I saw one steal a woman's shopping bag and start going through the contents. When the lady tried to retrieve it, the monkey made clear that wasn't going to happen. Then a ranger, dressed in green, showed up and said something to the monkey and snapped a piece of red cloth or tape. The monkey grabbed her baby and ran off immediately leaving the shopping behind.

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    1. In India Monkeys are getting naughty day by day they take away your stuff and they ask for fruits or food if you want your stuff back. . . :)

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