Rameshwar Ghat Fair


Rameshwaram Ghat (Khandar)

Rameshwar Ghat situated around 65 km from Sawai Madhopur on the confluence of the Banas and Chambal rivers.The river Chambal originates from Vindhyanchal mountain ranges at Mahu in Madhya Pradesh. This river flows in the North-Eastern parts of M.P.,Rajasthan & U.P. and ultimately merges in Yamuna river at Etava in Uttar Pradesh. The one kilometer width of the Bank of Chambal river extending up to a length of 700 KM has been declared by the all the three states as the National Chambal Sanctuary. Thus this constitutes Asia's only reverine eco-system sanctuary.The area of about 625 sq.k.m. of Chambal river passing through five districts of Rajasthan viz. Kota, Bundi, Sawai Madhopur, Karoli and Dholpur was declared as National Gharial Sanctuary vide notification dated 16-7-83.  There is a beautiful temple of lord Chaturbhuj nathji as well as a Shiva temple on the Rameshwar ghat of chambal river. Which is very old monument but due to lack of care,it is collapsing. A famous yearly mela (fair) is organized a fortnight after deepawli on next poornima. Thousands and thousands people gather here in this fair from Sawai Madhopur,Kota,Baaran districts of Rajsthan and from Sheopur dist. of M.P. As there is vast and plenty religious activities in khandar pargana (local terretory) like Geeta Bhawan Satsang Mandals, Akhand keertan and ramayan paath (reciting) is continuously in movement since so many years. People got inspiration for these activities from famous divine brahmeen mahatma Shri Krishnanand ji. To reduce tourist pressure from Ranthambhore National Park the area from Palighat to Rameswar ghat of National Gharial sanctuary is proposed to be opened for the tourists.The tourists can have opportunity to see wild animals like Chital, Sambar, Chinkara, Nilgai, Hyenas, Fox, Jackal, desert cat, fishing cat and Mongoose etc.The tourists will have the view of aquatic animals like Otters, crocodile, tortoise,snake, fishes etc. In addition around 154 bird species are found in the area.The main species of birds include Brahmani duck , Coot, Red Crested pochard, Pintail, Barheaded goose etc.,and enjoy the scenic beauty of the river bank.