Jogi Mahal Overview

One of the most popular places to visit in Ranthambore is the iconic Jogi Mahal, situated right next to the smooth flowing Padam Lake. If you turn back in time, you will discover that the Mahal was once a hunting abode for the royalty of Jaipur and other dignitaries who visited here. Following which, it was revamped into a guesthouse for tourists, but now it simply stands tall and proud of its fine Rajasthanis architecture.

The view of the lake and lush greenery beyond the Mahal is truly mesmerising! Make sure you visit the tall banyan tree here, which is considered one of the largest in the country. 

Jogi Mahal is referred to as one of the places in Rajasthan where tigers used to rule. This is because of its close proximity to the hub of tigers - Ranthambore National Park. The Mahal is located at a distance of 500 meters from the Ranthambore Fort. It is considered as one of the oldest heritage buildings in exanse of Ranthambore. The Mahal made its way as a hunting resort for the royal families. The royal family used to spend some time at the Jogi Mahal in the course of their hunting expedition to the nearby forests of Ranthambore.  

Despite being a hunting abode in the middle of the forests, it had still been designed with the classic Indian style of architecture. The Mahal gets intricate design elements and architecture will surely be amazing for the visitors. It is adorned by a picturesque surrounding of the second largest banyan tree in India and a pristine lake. 

At the present times, tourists choose to spend some in this Mahal to take a rest in the middle of their Ranthambore tour. The availability of food and water at this place makes it more favorable for tourists and spending some time in this place will certainly rejuvenate your souls as it did for the royal families for ages. The Mahal serves as a testimony to the amazing age-old traditions of the royal family of Rajasthan as it stands as a reflection of Rajasthani architecture and intricate designs.

Location: Ranthambore Fort, Rajasthan 322001.

Timings: Open 24 hours

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How To Reach

- By Air: The nearest airport to the Jogi Mahal is Sanganer Airport in Jaipur. The distance between Jaipur and Jogi Mahal is about 180 km. If you want to visit this place, then you need to reach Jaipur, Rajasthan. After that, you can book a cab to transfer you to Ranthambore or else travel through the state buses that ply at regular intervals. You can also think of covering  the last mile by trains. You can easily get direct trains from Jaipur to Sawai Madhopur. 

- By Bus: 
The Jogi Mahal can be reached by bus from all the major nearby cities. The state bus transport buses connect Ranthambore with all the important hubs of Rajasthan. 

- By Road: 
Rajasthan is known for its amazing road connectivity. Driving to Ranthambore and visiting the Jogi Mahal will certainly be one of the best things to do in Rajasthan. The distance between Ranthambore and Jaipur is about 190 km and it takes less than 4 hours to drive down the amazing roads. 

Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit the Jogi Mahal is in between the months of October to the months of December. This is the time when Ranthambore is at its best for the visitors. You can come here, experience the grandeur of Mahal, and spot various wild animals in the Ranthambore National Park nearby.

This is the only time when tourists come to Rajasthan to explore the architectural and cultural hotspots standing tall for ages.

Other Essential Information

- Location:
 The Jogi Mahal is located near the Ranthambore Fort, Rajasthan. 

- Price: 
There is no entry fee for visiting the Jogi Mahal in Ranthambore. It is free for all the tourists coming to Ranthambore. The accommodation at this place has been closed. 

- Timing: 
The Jogi Mahal is open for visitors from sunrise to sunset. The best time to be at this place would be in the late afternoon when you can witness the grandeur of the magnificent architecture as well as soak in the flavors of serenity. 

History of Jogi Mahal

The Jogi Mahal was constructed by the royal families of Rajasthan as one of the hunting abode in the middle of the forest. The Mahal has intricate design works that reflect the class of artisanship of ancient India. The Mahal has served the royal dignitaries in the course of their hunting expedition for ages.

The royal families used to spend some time in the Mahal to rejuvenate their souls and quench their thirst at the time of hunting. After the decline of the royal families, this place served as the guesthouse to the visitors of Ranthambore. 

Places to Eat Near Jogi Mahal 

1. Vivanta by Taj- 
Taj has at all times been known for its amazing hospitality and well-curated service. This place in Ranthambore offers amazing choices for vegetarians.  The ambiance of this place will keep you awestruck and you will be amazed by how all the things are set up. It makes available for an authentic Rajasthani look and feels apart from its upmarket ambiance. The place is well decorated with influences from many Rajasthani Folk arts and architecture. 

2. Fun And Food Veg Restaurant- 
This place might not be one of the upmarket places to dine out but it certainly offers mouthwatering authentic Rajasthani dishes. It is a small food joint that only serves vegetarian food and it is considered one of the best places for small reunion tours as well. 

3. Anokha Restaurant- 
Located at the Ranthambore circle, it serves as the main hunger savior near the Jogi Mahal. If you want to have amazing tasting food at affordable pricing, then this is the place. It offers amazing Rajasthani food that is rich in spices and colors of the land.

Rajasthan is known for its vibrant delicacies that is rich is spices. You will find all the Rajasthani cuisine to be in bright red color. You will definitely love the place and the quality of service offered by this place.

Travelers' Tip Before Visiting Jogi Mahal

Plan your trip in between the months of October and December

2. Spend a night in the nearby stays and experience the serenity of the place

3. Go on night time safari tours to the nearby Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

4. Make sure you do not spoil the glamour of the place by littering inside the complex of the Mahal. 

5. Be sure that you do not forget to bring your camera with you. 

6. Wear comfortable footwear when visiting this place as the road to the Mahal is a bit rough

7. Keep your sunglasses, water bottles, and sunscreens ready with you all the time. 
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