Ranthambore Fort

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Ranthambhore Fort is a magnificent fort erected by a ruler belonging to the Chauhan Royal family located in Ranthambhore in Rajasthan. The regal fort is said to have existed since the 12th century and is a perfect tourist attraction for those wanting to explore Royal Rajasthan. The splendid fort of Ranthambhore stands strong amidst dense forests that form the Ranthambhore National Park. The view of the fort from the national park and the view of the dense forest from the top of the fort are both worth seeing. As one explores the magnificent structure, they are bound to experience the magnificent vibe that the fort radiates in the warm sunlight of Rajasthan.

Ranthambore Fort has been declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is an important Hill Fort of Rajasthan. The dense forest that forms the Ranthambhore National Park was once the hunting ground of the royalty that lived here. The fort is surrounded by a massive wall and has strong stone pathways and staircases that lead to the top portion of the structure. As you trek upwards; do notice the traditional Rajasthani architecture with massive gates, pillars, domes, palace and temples. The reserve is home to some birds and animals. Tourists will usually find a lot of monkeys in and around the fort; however, if you are lucky, you may also be presented with the beautiful peacocks living in the National Park.

A landmark like none other, the Ranthambore fort is the most famous monument in Ranthambore and dates back to 944 AD. The pride of the Chauhan dynasty, the construction of the fort began under the rule of King Sapaldaksha and came into shape under the rule of Rao Hammir Deo Chauhan.

The temple is the oldest one in the state of Rajasthan and is home to the iconic statue of a three-eyed Ganesh. The temple much like the fort that surrounds it was built by King Rao Hammir Deo Chauhan. It plays host to pilgrims from around the world throughout the year.

How to Reach Ranthambhore Fort ?

  • By Air – Sanganer Airport in Jaipur is the nearest airport to reach Ranthambhore Fort. By hiring a private taxi or car you can easily reach Ranthambhore Fort from the airport. It is only 180km away.
  • By Road- There is a good facility of State operated buses which makes the journey to Ranthambhore Fort possible. You will get buses from Jaipur, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Jodhpur and Ajmer.
  • By Train- Sawai Madhopur is the nearest railway station to reach Ranthambhore Fort. From the station, hire any taxi or cab. It is only 10 km away from Ranthambore Fort.

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Ranthambore National Park is largest national park in India The park is in the Sawai Madhopur region of southern Rajasthan, some 130 kilometres from Jaipur. Once regarded as one of the most famous and former hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur, the Ranthambore National Park landscape is now a significant wildlife tourism destination, attracting the attention of numerous wildlife photographers and lovers. 

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