Ranthambore Fort Quick Facts

PlaceSawai Madhopur, Rajasthan (India)
Built in944 AD
Built byChauhan Raja Ranthamban Dev
TypeCastle

Ranthambore Fort Overview

The mighty Ranthambore Fort is located within the Ranthambore National Park near the major city of Sawai Madhopur in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Ranthambore National Park is the largest wildlife conservation site in North India. It was established as a wildlife sanctuary in the year 1955. The distance of Jaipur from this fort is about 178 kilometers.

This Fort built on the plateau holds its special place among the forts (kilo) of ancient historical and strategic importance of India. Fort has gained a lot of fame due to its natural structure. Enemies could be monitored far from the ramparts of this fort.

Fort controlled the valley of Chambal covered with dense forests on all sides. At present, the forest of Ranthambore, which has become a wildlife sanctuary, Attracts tourists. It is one of the most famous important tourist places of Rajasthan.

Ranthambore Fort History

Evidence of when this fort was built is not available, but according to historians, the Ranthambore fort was built by Chauhan king Ranthamban Dev in 944 AD. Most of the construction work of this fort has been done during the reign of Chauhan kings. This fort existed even during the time of Prithviraj Chauhan, the emperor of Delhi and was under the control of the Chauhans. This historical building was occupied by the Mughals during 1528, after which in the 17th century, the Mughals presented this fort as a gift to the Maharaja of Jaipur.

Ranthambore Fort Interesting Facts

  1. Built between the Vindhya plateau and the Aravalli hills, this fort is at an altitude of about 700 feet above the surrounding plains and is about 7 km. covered over its geographical area.
  2. There is a natural moat in the mountains on all three sides of the fort, which strengthens its defense and makes it invincible.
  3. In the year 1569, Akbar attacked this fort and made a treaty with the then ruler Rao Surjan Hada through the kings of Amer.
  4. This Fort was renovated by Raja Prithvi Singh and Sawai Jagat Singh of Jaipur. Maharaja Man Singh converted this fort into a hunting ground.
  5. After Independence, this fort came under the state government, which has been under the control of the Archaeological Survey of India since 1964.
  6. A large variety of residential and migratory birds can be seen here due to the presence of various water bodies around the fort.
  7. There are also three Hindu temples dedicated to Ganesh, Shiva and Ramlaji inside the fort.
  8. The Footprints of King Hammir's horse are still printed on a hill here, it is believed that the horse carrying the king crossed the entire hill in just three jumps.
  9. The Temple of Trinetra Ganesh built inside the fort is quite famous, here in the month of Bhadrapada, a huge 5-day fair of Ganesh Chaturthi is organized. Where devotees from far and wide keep on visiting throughout the year.
  10. The main attraction of the fort is the Hammir Mahal which is one of the oldest palaces in the country, apart from the incomplete Chhatri started by Rani Karmavati of Rana Sanga.
  11. Presently the Naulakha Darwaza, Delhi Darwaza, Torandwar, Hammir's father Jetsingh's umbrella, Pushpavatika, Ganesh Temple, Guptganga, Badal Mahal, Hammir Kachari, Jain Temple, etc. present in the fort have their own historical importance.
  12. Ranthambore Fort was declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO on 21 June 2013.
  13. The entry fee of Ranthambore Fort is Rs.25 for Indian citizens, Rs.10 for students and Rs.200 for foreign nationals. This fort opens for tourists from 6 am to 6 pm.

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