Ranthambore Fort located within the Ranthambore National Park, near the town of Sawai Madhopur, the park being the former hunting grounds of the Maharajahs of Jaipur up until the time of India’s Independence. It is a formidable fort having been a prime focus of the historic developments of Rajasthan. The fort was held by the Chahamanas (Chauhans) till the 13th century, when the Delhi Sultanate captured it.
In 2013, at the 37th session of the World Heritage Committee, Ranthambore Fort, along with 5 other forts of Rajasthan, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site under the group Hill Forts of Rajasthan.
History of Ranthambore Fort
The Ranthambore fort was built by a Chauhan ruler, although the specific name of the ruler is disputed. A widely held belief states that the fort was built the reign of Sapaldaksha, in 944 CE. Another theory states that the fort was built during the reign of Jayant, in 1110 CE. According to Government of Rajasthan’s Amber Development & Management Authority, it is likely that the construction started in the mid-10th century during the reign of Sapaldaksha, and continued a few centuries after that.
How To Reach Ranthambore Fort
For the travelers travelling by air, they can land at the Jaipur (Sanganer) airport where the fort is about 180 km away. The travelers can later avail taxis or buses from Sanganer Airport to get to Ranthambore safely.
The people traveling by train can come down at Sawai Madhopur Railway Terminal which is at a distance of 10 kilometres from the Ranthambore fort and can get to the location in the taxi or other state transport.
Entry Fees / Timings
Rs. 15 – per person for adults
Rs. 10 per person for children
Timings – 6.00 AM to 6.00 PM
Best Time To Visit Ranthambore
The best time to visit the Ranthambore fort is between the months of October and February before the scorching heat of the desert kicks in.
How to Reach Ranthambore
Ranthambore National Park is one of the popular national parks of North India as this happens to be an ideal place to spot tigers, amongst numerous other exotic beings. It lies in Sawai Madhopur Area of Rajasthan, near Jaipur and Kota. You can get to Ranthambore National Park through air, rail or roadway. In-depth information regarding how to get to Ranthambore National Park is given below:
Distance Chart To Ranthambore
- Jaipur To Ranthambore 130 km
- Jodhpur To Ranthambore 450 km
- Bikaner To Ranthambore 476 km
- Udaipur To Ranthambore 398 km
- Delhi To Ranthambore 365 km
- Ajmer To Ranthambore 248 km
- Mount Abu To Ranthambore 555 km
Jaisalmer To Ranthambore: 713 km.