Ramgarh Lake, Jaipur , Jaipur
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About Ramgarh Lake, Jaipur
Located 25 kms to the north of Jaipur, Ramgarh Lake is an artificial lake that was a scenic beauty of its time that made for a quiet picnic spot amidst the ruins of the old fort and Jamwa Mata Temple. It was this prime body that supplied water to the city up until the year 2000, when it dried up. The woodlands surrounding the lake are known to be inhabited by Lions, Chital and Nilgai, owing to which it was declared a Wildlife Sanctuary by the Indian Government in 1982. The Lake also holds a historical record of hosting a rowing event during the 1982 Asian Games. The Polo Ground at Ramgarh, that sits in the middle of the Ramgarh Lake and the Aravalli Hills, is regarded as one of the best of its kind in the country.
The majestic Ramgarh Lodge, that overlooks the lake, is a must visit if one is in the vicinity of the lake. The Lodge, which has been transformed into a heritage hotel, is known for its restaurant, swimming pool, medical care, conference centers and recreational facilities like billiards, gymnasium and jogging tracks.