Kuwalji Region

Lying towards the south western region of Ranthambore, Kuwalji is located between a hilly region marked by the confluence of the Aravali and the Vindhyas. The region is actually a buffer zone for Ranthambore and is one of the best places for photographing the Bengal Tiger. Recently, Kuwalji has been incorporated in the park and has been assigned as Zone No. 9. The main attraction here is the Kamaleshwar Mahadev Temple, said to have been built between the 7th and the 9th centuries and is dedicated to Hindu deity Lord Shiva. Believed to have been built by the Pandavas from the Indian epic Mahabharata, the temple is also referred by the tourists as “mini Khajuraho“. This is due to the several stone carved sculptures depicting activities like yoga, battles, love, dance along with sculptures of deities, various animals and mythical creatures that can be found here. Although, most of the structures are in a ruined state due to years of neglect. Bijasan Mata Temple and the Step Well or ‘Baori‘ are among the other famous landmarks here.