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Rajbagh Talao & Ruins

Historical | Lake / Backwaters | Wildlife

Photo Credit: Flickr

Distance (From Sawai Madhopur): 14 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 30 Mins

Place Location: Near Padam Talao

Transportation Options: Cab

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 1 km from Padam Talao, 1.5 km from Ranthambore Fort and 6 km from Ranthambore National Park Entry Gate, Rajbagh Talao is the most fascinating of the three large lakes in Ranthambore National Park other two are Padam Talao and Malik Talao.

The Rajbagh Talao is an important source of food and water for many of the herbivorous inhabitants of Ranthambore. The major attractions of the place is the animals that seem to always flock to its waters and also see the large population of animals and birds feeding in it. The lake is partially covered with marshy plants. Sambar, Chital, Nilgai and Blackbuck are seen drinking alongside, peacocks, and wild boar. Tigers are often seen stalking the deer that come to drink and feed in the Rajbagh Talao.

The Rajbagh ruins located along the banks of the lake add to its exotic ambience. The ruins of these structures consist of broken down rooms and outhouses with arches, partly standing walls and domes. The majestic tigers of Ranthambore can be seen relaxing in the shade of these structures in Ranthambore National Park. These ruins are what give the Ranthambore National Park such a unique mixture of a wildlife reserve and a reminder of the past, which together make it one of the most picturesque parks in the world.