Ramathra Fort - Karauli - Rajasthan
Ramathra was granted as a jagir (fiefdom)in 1645 AD to Thakur Bhoj Pal by his father the Maharaja of Karauli. The name Ramathra honours Lord Rama, who, it is believed, camped here while on his epic journey to Lanka. Today, Ramathra Fort belongs to Thakur Brijendra Raj Pal and his family who are descendents of the founder.
The fort has a strong perimeter wall crowned with parapets. Its ramparts are wide and offer a spectacular view from the hilltop. Inside there is a multi-story palace, parts of which are being restored using traditional building techniques and local craftspeople. Stone lattices and a painted ceiling ornament the otherwise simple facilities. It was, after all, designed to be a battle fort. A complete walking tour of Ramathra village, a small hamlet of farmers and herders, takes about 3 hours. You see all kinds of work associated with tending crops and animals, and caring for children. Absent is a bazaar with commercial traffic or food stalls. After the sun goes down, bhajan-singing and community activities are more common than radio or TV. Among its numerous shrines, the Ganesh Mandir and the Shiva Mandir give the best flavour of local religious life. The pure white marble idol of Lord Shiva, the Great Ascetic, is a masterpiece of early 18th century craftsmanship. 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!
Room Type :
Luxury Suite Room : Each suite features its own bedroom, an elegant seating area, a King-size bed with luxury linens, custom furnishings and hand-woven rugs.
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.
Deluxe Room : These rooms are similar to the suites above but without a private terrace. 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.
Luxury Tent :Six beautifully designed Luxury Tents set against the fort’s rampart walls surrounding a lush courtyard lawn. With its high ceiling and screened windows, each spacious interiors decorated with modern teak furniture, printed cotton furnishings and traditional woven rugs. The sleeping chamber has comfortable beds and night tables with reading lamps. The sitting room with its cushioned chairs, coffee table and writing desk provides ample room to enjoy morning tea or to spread out a map and plan the days adventure.
Address: P.O Sapotra, District Karauli,Rajasthan - 322218
Hotel Type: heritage
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