Rajasthan is finally being developed as a tourist destination by the tourist department. The third crater of the country as Ramgarh Crater. The Ramgarh Crater is situated at a distance of about forty kilometers from the Baran district headquarters of the state. It is a geo heritage zone believed to be 600 million years old.
According to the Director of Tourism Department, Mrs. Dr. Rashmi Sharma “in the coming days, it will emerge as the most favorite tourist destination of the country including Rajasthan.” The budget announcement was made by the Chief Minister Shri Ashok Gehlot.
In compliance with the budget announcement, development works initiated at a cost of Rs 57.22 crore, which include beautification of the lake, construction of infrastructure and other decorative works.
Endless possibilities are being made in the development. According to Dr. Sharma, “there are harmony of geology, archeology and history with natural beauty to attract tourists here which will naturally attract tourists. Ramgarh area reserve conservation area has also been declared by the Forest Department. Tourism Department, Forest Department and Public Works Department are working shoulder to shoulder for the development work of this area.” He added, “The first two craters in the country are Lunar Crater in Maharashtra and Dhala Crater in Madhya Pradesh. Director of Tourism Department Dr. Rashmi Sharma said that the tourism department is working to develop and identify new tourist places in the state.”
According to the General Secretary of The Society of Earth Scientist Mr. Dr. Satish Tripathi, “in the year 1869, 12 km from Mangrol Tehsil of Baran district of the state. A crater located in the distance was discovered. It is believed that this crater was formed by the impact of a meteorite falling from space 600 million years ago. The diameter of this crater is 3.5 km. Natural Geographical Heritage Ramgarh Crater has been given constitutional recognition in the year 2020 by the international organization, Earth Impact Database Society of Canada.”
The evidence of meteorite falling here is scientifically established because of the energy produced by the impact of the meteorite melts the sand and becomes glass. Higher than normal amounts of iron, nickel and cobalt have been found in the crater. Many asteroids also contain these elements in high quantities, so their presence also gives evidence of meteor strikes here.
According to Mr. Dalip Singh Rathore, Deputy Director of Tourism Department, apart from the Ramgarh crater, the ancient Shiva temple of the tenth century of Khajuraho style is situated in the periphery of this crater. It is called Mini Khajuraho. There are two lakes located inside this structure which are the natural habitat of many migratory birds. There is also a 950-year-old Devi temple, along with a group of very ancient temples. Kelpuri Samadhi Sthal is also located here. Migratory birds including chital deer and wild boar are also found here.
Migratory birds including chital deer and wild boar are also found here. The region has all the essential elements of tourism