jhalan forest jaipur


(This post appears as a part of WPC- From Every Angle)

Here are few pictures of Hunting Lodge which is located in the reserved forest area, close to the city. The first three pictures were clicked before the onset of monsoon season.

Clicked from the forest, giving you a clear picture of the surroundings area!

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Clicked from the opposite hill.

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Clicked from the forest – a close up!

jhalan forest jaipur
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Below picture was clicked during monsoon and shows complete change in topography the forest is all green!

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This lodge was build many years ago by then Jaipur rulers (during pre Independence period) for hunting excursions.Currently, no information is available on the year of construction and name of King who was responsible for erection of this lodge.

It is a known fact that hunting was one of the favorite sports undertaken by the Rajput rulers. Many pictures of hunting excursions of erstwhile rulers are on display in the museums and palaces in Jaipur & elsewhere, with their prized catch. These excursions were sometimes undertaken along with foreign dignitaries,visitors or with the British officers.Often, these hunting excursions used to last for days.This hunting lodge sits on a small hill providing excellent view of the surrounding area.

There are enough proofs that wild animals like leopards, tigers, deer, neelgai  once ruled this forest.However, all that has changed! The population of wild animals has fallen drastically due to many reasons. Increasing human footprints and dwindling natural habitat has been major contributor.

The hunting lodge is currently maintained by the Forest Department.

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    1. thanks balroop2013! yes, Ramgarh lodge does exist – It is now know as Taj gateway and run by Taj group. unfortunately, the Ramgarh Dam (near which this property is located) which was once a huge reservoir supplying water to Jaipur city has gone dry – for many years now! ….vested interest and human greed!!
      The lodge in this picture is a different lodge and quite small one vis a vis the Ramgarh lodge. This one is loacted in the forest whereas the other one overlooked a dam.

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    1. It is unfortunate that human race is the most destructive race on this planet! for its gains it has wiped off many species -directly or indirectly, without fully understanding its consequences on nature and on humans too!!


  1. Hunting excursions. That sounds like quite a different kind of activity – not many dignitaries and visitors might have done such adventurous outings before 😀 And lasting for days…that really is quite a trip for them. Beautiful photos, great captures 🙂

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