9Around Khatoli Distance of Khatoli Fort from Main Attractions The area around Khatoli Fort is a relatively undiscovered area. There are many different things to do and places to see within a 100 kilometre radius of the fort. Close by is Ranthambore National Park, a very well known tourist destination. The average stay in this area for spotting tigers is 3 to 5 days; Khatoli can become a historical destination for those staying in and around Ranthambore and Sawai Madhopur.Distance of Khatoli Fort from Main Attractions60 Km’s fromRanthambore National Park25 Km’s fromNational Chambal Wildlife Sanctuary50 Km’s fromPalpur-Kuno Wildlife Sanctuary65 Km’s fromRamgarh Crater, RajasthanBhand Devara Temple, Rajasthan110 Km’s fromAlnia-Rock-Paintings, Kota, Rajasthan50 Km’s from Sawai Madhopur90 Km’s from Kota125 Km’s from Bundi200 Km’s from Jaipur260 Km’s from Gwalior
10Ranthambore National Park 60km from KhatoliThis reserve is one the best places to see the elusive tiger. According to non-government sources there were 34 adult tigers in the Ranthambore National Park in 2008 and more than 14 tiger cubs were recorded. Other wild game found in the park include leopard, nilgai (blue bull), wild boar, sambar, hyena, sloth bear and chital. It is also the site for one of the largest banyan trees in India.
11National Chambal Wildlife Sanctuary 25 km from KhatoliThis sanctuary is home to diverse species such as the Gharial, Crocodile, the otter dolphin and many birds. The river flows through the districts of Kota, Sawai Madhopur and Dolpur; an area of 280 sq. km's. It eventually meets up with the Parvati River on which Khatoli is situated. Boating can be organized on the rivers to get a closer look at the flora and fauna that exists here and that is waiting to be discovered.National Chambal SanctuaryRed Crowned Roofed TurtlesGharialBlack IbisMarsh CrocodileOtter DolphinIndian Skimmer
12Palpur-Kuno Wildlife Sanctuary 50km from KhatoliKuno Wildlife Sanctuary in Madhya Pradesh is an area of 345 square kilometres with an additional area of 900 square kilometres as a buffer zone around the Sanctuary. The park is home to many species of wild animals including: wolves, monkeys, leopard, tiger, bear and many species of birds. Currently the Asiatic Lion is being reintroduced into the park from the neighboring state of Gujurat. The African Cheetah will also be introduced in the sanctuary in the near future.
13Latest News from The Palpur-Kuno Wildlife Sanctuary 50km from Khatoli Madhya Pradesh to welcome 60 African cheetahsBy: Agencies Date:Bhopal, August 12, 2011Cheetah to be reintroduced at Palpur-Kuno sanctuaryCome December and the forests of Madhya Pradesh might just get resounding with the yowls of cheetahs. That's when the state government will bring in six of these slender felines -- the first in a lot of 60 - from Africa.The Palpur-Kuno sanctuary in Sheopur district of Madhya Pradesh may soon become home to Cheetahs, which will be translocated from Namibia for revival of this endangered and now-extinct species in India.Cheetahs are extinct in India, but now they will roam the Palpur-Kuno Wildlife Sanctuary in Sheopur district.“If all goes well as per the plan, then Cheetah would be introduced in the Palpur-Kuno habitat by the end of December or early January next year,” Madhya Pradesh Forest Minister, Sartaj Singh told PTI.“The Cheetahs will be brought from Namibia for the revival of the now-extinct animal in the country,” he said.“Surveys have been done in this regard and opinion of the experts are in favour of the re-introduction of Cheetah at Palpur-Kuno,” the minister said.Recently, a team of experts from Namibia including Lorrie Marker, conservationist and senior forest department officials visited Palpur-Kuno to workout the strategy for reintroduction of Cheetah in the Palpur-Kuno sanctuary spread in an area of nearly square kilometer, the department sources said."The Palpur-Kuno has been selectedfor Project Cheetah and in the first lot, six (both male and female) cheetahs would be brought from South Africa," Madhya Pradesh Forest Minister Sartaj Singh told IANS.The cheetah, said to be the world's fastest animal, was once found in good numbers in India, but has been non-existent in the country since It is found in Africa and the Middle East.Latest News from The Palpur-Kuno Wildlife Sanctuary 50km from Khatoli
14Ramgarh Crater Ramgarh Crater 65 km from Khatoli Crater is 3 km's Wide The second largest crater in India after Lonar CraterSituated inside the crater lies the 10th Century Bhand Deora TempleRamgarh Crater
15Bhand Devra Temple 65 km from Khatoli Situated inside the Ramgarh Crater lies the Shiv Mandir Temple. It was built in the 10th Century in similar style to the famous Khajurao Temples and is referred to as Rajasthan's mini Khajurao. Bhand Devra Temple gets its name from the beautifully carved Maithun statues. It is situated on the banks of a pond and is under the jurisdiction of the Archeological department of India.
16Gandhi Sagar Cave Paintings Alniya, Garadda,Gandhi Sagar Cave Paintings110km from KhatoliSome of the most primitive cave paintings known to prehistoric man have been discovered in Hadoti, situated on the banks of the Alniya River. The experts consider these paintings depicting animal figures, geometrical designs and hunting scenes to be as old as 25,000 to 30,000 years.
17To date there are 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a living /dining area and a kitchen all with air conditioning units. There is running water and two back up generators in case of power cuts.These rooms are located near the main palace and were built to accommodate the restoration team during renovation work.
18Khatoli Fort Area Details Total Area of the Fort93285 sq.ft / sq.mtr.Total Open Area51166 sq.ft / sq.mtr.Built up Area (Ground floor)42118 sq.ft / sq.mtr.Built up Area (First floor)14282 sq.ft / sq.mtr.Built up Area (Second floor)5524 sq.ft / 513 sq.mtr.