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Maharaja Amar Singh Founder of Khatoli Fort 1673
This majestic Fort stands high above a small village, situated in an ideal location for a luxurious heritage hotel.
The Fort has incredible views over the Parvati River. The river is one of the largest in Rajasthan and flows abundantly throughout the year.
50 Kms from Sawai Madhopur 90 Kms from Kota Distance of Khatoli Fort from Main Attractions 60 Kms from Ranthambore National Park 25 Kms from National Chambal Wildlife Sanctuary 50 Kms from Palpur-Kuno Wildlife Sanctuary 65 Kms from Ramgarh Crater, Rajasthan 65 Kms from Bhand Devara Temple, Rajasthan 110 Kms from Alnia-Rock-Paintings, Kota, Rajasthan 260 Kms from Gwalior Around Khatoli 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. 125 Kms from Bundi 200 Kms from Jaipur
Ranthambore National Park 60km from Khatoli This 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.
National Chambal Wildlife Sanctuary 25 km from Khatoli This 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.
Palpur-Kuno Wildlife Sanctuary 50km from Khatoli Kuno 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.
Madhya Pradesh to welcome 60 African cheetahs By: Agencies Date: 2011-08-25 Come 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. Cheetahs are extinct in India, but now they will roam the Palpur-Kuno Wildlife Sanctuary in Sheopur district. for 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 1940. It is found in Africa and the Middle East. Latest News from The Palpur-Kuno Wildlife Sanctuary 50km from Khatoli "The Palpur-Kuno has been selected Bhopal, August 12, 2011 Cheetah to be reintroduced at Palpur-Kuno sanctuary 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 344.686 square kilometer, the department sources said. 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.
Ramgarh Crater 65 km from Khatoli Crater is 3 km's Wide The second largest crater in India after Lonar Crater Situated inside the crater lies the 10 th Century Bhand Deora Temple
Bhand 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.
Some 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. Alniya, Garadda, Gandhi Sagar Cave Paintings 110km from Khatoli
To 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.
Khatoli Fort Area Details Total Area of the Fort 93285 sq.ft / 8666 sq.mtr. Total Open Area 51166 sq.ft / 4753 sq.mtr. Built up Area (Ground floor) 42118 sq.ft / 3912 sq.mtr. Built up Area (First floor) 14282 sq.ft / 1326 sq.mtr. Built up Area (Second floor) 5524 sq.ft / 513 sq.mtr.