Raj Bagh Ruins, Ranthambore

Visitors Information

  • Famous for: History, Photography, Seeking Experience
  • Entrance Fee: 25 for Indians, Rs.10 per student for student groups, Rs.200 for Foreigners, Rs.200 for taking video camera inside.
  • Visiting Time: 6am to 6pm
  • Visit Duration: 1 to 2 hours

Raj Bagh Ruins, are the embodiment of real beauty, when culture marries nature. These ancient palace ruins, including domes, steps and arches of rustic undertones are sandwiched between the Raj Bagh Talao and Padam Talao. The charm of these two gorgeous lakes is enhanced by the presence of these royal and dramatic structures, giving the place a truly magical feel. The ruins are said to be from ancient Rajput constructions, who also built the famous Raj Bagh Fort. These ruins provide shade to the animals during summers, and also offer some splendid backgrounds for photography and admiration of nature. These ruins are present within the famous Ranthambore National Park, so you would be having the perfect combination of connect with nature and history, both experiences that are here to stay.

Traveler Tips

  • Be sure to ask your guide to show you the Raj Bagh Ruins while on the safari, as they may take you to a pre-decided route for tiger spotting.
  • Carry binoculars to spot animals enjoying the shade offered by the arches and domes of the ruins.
  • Avoid wearing flashy and bright clothes inside the jungle as that attracts animals. Instead wear dull and earthy tones.
  • Visit the park during the day time to experience the beauty of the ruins against the shimmering lake water and the animals who would come to the lake to quench their thirst.

Things to Do

  • Indulge in some fascinating photography.
  • Follow the tiger trail and spot the Royal Bengal Tiger in all its majesty and power.
  • Witness the two lakes reflecting the glory of the ruins from their surface.

Best Time to Visit

To visit Raj Bagh Ruins for the ultimate marriage of history and nature, visit the place from October to June. The place is closed for visitors at other times of year

How to Reach

You can reach Ranthambore National Park by rail, airways or road. The nearest airport to this gigantic national park is Sanganer Airport, from where you can avail local taxis or even take the bus to the park. Once reached, the Raj Bagh ruins are located within the premises of the park.

Nearby Attractions

  • Surwal Lake
  • Balas Sawai Mansingh Sanctuary
  • Lakarda and Anantpura
  • Amareshwar Mahadeo Temple
  • Chamatkar Temple
  • Rameshwaram Ghat
  • Chauth Mata Temple

Nearby Restaurants         

  • Wild Dragon Dhaba
  • The Oberoi Vanyavilas
  • Niralo Goan restaurant
  • Manisha restaurant
  • The Mezbaan restaurant
  • Noon to Moon

Raj Bagh Ruins can be missed due the overshadowing effect of the Royal Bengal tiger, or the overall jungle safari that Ranthambore offers. However, if you wish to be enamored by ancient charm and some spectacular scenery, then be sure to visit these ruins, by the gorgeous lakeside. The ruins will be a breath of fresh air, a hint of human artistry in the midst of the untouched wild. Visit the ruins for a spectacular opportunity to discover history with nature, that will leave you spell bound for days on end.

About Rohit

An architect by profession, Rohit Agarwal is a curious traveller, seeking out the minutest detail about the places he travels to, and that’s what one will find in his writings. His writings have appeared in various blogs, he’s currently trying to bring forth as many different places a traveller who shares the same level of curiosity like him would like to visit through his writings.

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