The desfinations arowd the palace will appeal ro every individual interest and age group from the City Palace for the history entbusiash, the Kailadevi Temple and the Madan Mohan ji karauli with its unforgettable evening aarti for the spiritually inclined; and safaris in the Kailadevi Sanctuary and the Chambal river area for the nature lovers.
The Kailadevi Wildlife Sanctuary, named after the greatly revered temple dedicated to our family deity-the goddess Kailadevi is 21 km from the palace. Falling within the buffer zone of the Ranthambore National Park, it is privy to occassional tiger sightings, besides being home to an abundance of other species including sloth bears, multitudinous varieties of deer such as the nilgai, sambhar and cheetal, striped hyena and indian porcupine.
The undulating vastness, chequered with the green and brown hues of the local deciduous vegetation the dhok, euphorbia and ber is characterised by precipitous drops into spectacular river gorges and ravines known as khos.
The khos are rich in biodiversity, and were, in fact maintained by the former rulers as hunting reserves or shikaargahs.
Hunting today, has thankfully been replaced by our infinitely more exciting jeep safaris that let you experience this breathtaking natural loveliness at close quarters.
Avail of our safari packages for a drive with quaint local hamlets and verdant hillocks on either side of your vehicle culminating with a meal amidst the luxuriant, almost primeval wilderness.
The ancient Kailadevi Temple, 21 km from Bhanwar Vilas is among the most revered temples in North India drawing almost sixty lakhs of pilgrims annually, especially around February, March-April and September-October when the vivid, exuberant Cattle fair, the Kailadevi Chaitra fair and the Navratra fair respectively take place.
14th century City Palace visit
Distance from BVP- 1 ½ km, 10 min by car, 20 minutes by camel cart, walk or cycles
Time- 3 hrs
Tariff- ₹550 per pax (including entry, English-speaking guide and refreshments)
Camel cart cost- ₹1500 (seats 5 pax)
Aarti at Madan Mohan ji Karauli at 7 pm daily
High tea at Ranganva Taal
(small lake, with ancient carved ghats)
Distance from BVP-1 ½ km, 10 min by car, 20 minutes by camel cart, walk or cycles
Time- 1-2 hrs
Tariff- ₹600 per pax
(including camel cart, guide, service staff and meal)
Distance from BVP- 21 km
Activities- Visit to Kailadevi School and interaction with children, visit to hospital
Time- 3-4 hours depending on visits selected
Visit to Shakti Niwas with boating on request and high tea- ₹2100
Traditional wrestling can be organized upon request, Min 7 day notice
Picnic high tea at Maamchari Lake, and birdwatching
Distance from BVP- 7 km
Time- 1 ½ -2 hrsTariff- ₹2100 (including vehicle, English speaking guide, meal, and bird checklist
Distance from BVP- 15 km, 25 min by car
Time- 3 hours
Tariff- ₹200 per pax, (transport on request)
Jeep Safari At Kailadevi Sanctuary with village walk
Distance from BVP- 30 km, 45 minutes
Time- 3-4 hours
Tariff- ₹4000 (jeep and refreshments)
Chambal river safari
Distance- 55 km, 1 ½ hrs
Time- 5 hours
Tariff- ₹6000 (jeep and refreshments)
Distance- 25 km, 30-40 minutes by car
Trekking to ancient forts of Devgir/ Utgir
Distance from BVP- 100 km, 2-2 ½ hours
Time- 5-6 hours
Recommended combination for one night stay- In-house activities, Maamchari Lake or Ranganva Lake. Madan Mohan ji karauli aarti in the evening. City Palace can be done day of arrival or early next morning after departing from Bhanwar Vilas. Kaila Devi sanctuary can also be visited day of arrival.
For Chambal safari, and treks to forts a 2-3 night stay is recommended.
*Time mentioned is approximate time including trip to and fro and time spent at destination.