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Ranthambore Fort

Ranthambore Fort, Sawai Madhopur

The Ranthambhore National Park is named after the 10th century Ranthambhore fort, which covers the entire top of a hill at the heart of the Park.
The Ranthambhore fort, in turn, is said to have got its name from two adjoining hills - Rann and Thambhore. It lies on the Thambhore hill, overlooking the Rann and offers some breathtaking views of the Park.
The walls of the fort are about 7 kilometers in length and include an area of nearly 4 square kilometers. All around the fort, one can see many old ruins, including palaces, temples, cenotaphs, step-wells, and houses.

The Ranthambore Fort is surrounded by massive stonewalls which are strengthened by towers and bastions. The stone for the masonry was mined from inside the Fort and the mines were later turned into ponds for water storage.
The main approach to the Fort lies through a narrow valley, which had four fortified gateways. Of these, only the first gate - Misradhara gate, is still standing. There are many ruined buildings inside the Fort, with Hammir's Court, Badal Mahal, Dhula Mahal and Phansi Ghar being the most prominent of them. The Fort also has many cenotaphs, temples, and gates.
The Ganesh Temple, which lies very close to the main entry gate to the Fort, attracts a steady flow of pilgrims, mainly from the rural hinterland. During the annual Ganesh festival, tens of thousands of pilgrims visit the temple, from all over the country.
Most of the visitors to the Fort tend to stay in the Western part of the Fort. Very few visitors go to the eastern part of the fort, which is nearly wild. A small perennial stream called Gupt Ganga flows in this part of the Fort. Here one can see a large number of birds, Langurs, the odd small cat and sometimes, even leopards. The fort is one of the best places to look for the very rare and elusive Fishing cat.
The fort is a must-see for all visitors to Ranthambhore. A good day to visit the fort is Wednesday, the day of Lord Ganesh when a lot of local people visit the Ganesh temple dressed in their best finery.

About  Ranthambore  Fort

  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2 hrsNot Allowed: Pets
    Entry: Paid 
    Timings - Opening & Closing: 
    Monday - Sunday : 6.00AM - 6.00PM, 
    Public Holidays: 6.00AM - 6.00PM
From Delhi:
It takes about 7 to 8 hours to drive from Delhi airport to Ranthambhore. The shortest route from Delhi to Ranthambhore is through Dhaurahera, Bhiwadi, Alwar, Sikandra, Dausa and Lalsot and the road is not bad (for Indian standards) except for small patches, especially between Dausa and Lalsot. There are very few rest stops with decent facilities, except in Alwar.
However, we recommend taking a train from Delhi to Sawai Madhopur. It is faster, less tiring and cheaper but you would have to book in advance. The trains that we recommend from Delhi to Sawai Madhopur station are the Golden Temple Mail (departure New Delhi at 0800 hours and arrival at 1300 hours), Kota Jan Shatabdi (departure Nizamuddin Delhi at 1310 and arrival at 1800 hours), August Kranti Rajdhani (departure Nizamuddin Delhi at 1710 and arrival at 2020 hours) and the Dehradun Express (departure New Delhi at 2120 and arrival at 0515 hours).
From Jaipur: 
Jaipur is 160 kilometers from Sawai Madhopur by road and it takes about three hours to get here via Kothun and Lalsot. The road till Kothun is good but has a fair amount of traffic. From the Kothun there is a left turn to Lalsot. This road is not all that great but there is no traffic. From Lalsot there is a right turn to Sawai Madhopur and this road is great. 
You could also take a train from Jaipur to here and we recommend the Intercity Express from Jodhpur to Sawai Madhopur via Jaipur (departure Jaipur at 1050 and arrival at 1325 hours) and JP-BCT Superfast (departure 1405 and arrival at 1600 hours). There are a few other South India bound trains that leave Jaipur at 1930 hours and arrive here are 2130 hours.
From Mumbai:
There are excellent train connections from Mumbai to Sawai Madhopur. The trains that we recommend are Golden Temple mail (departure at 2125 from Mumbai Central and arrival at 1245 hours), Jaipur Superfast (departure from Bandra at 1545 and arrival at 0820), BCT Jaipur Express (departure from Mumbai Central at 1850 and arrival at 1005 hours) and August Kranti Rajdhani express (departure Mumbai Central at 1740 and arrival 0635 hours). You could also take a flight from Mumbai to Jaipur and then drive down to Sawai Madhopur.
From Udaipur:
Udaipur is about 410 kilometers (7 hours drive) from Sawai Madhopur. The best route is from Udaipur to Chittor to Kota to Lakheri to Sawai Madhopur. The road is great and very scenic. There are good train connections between Udaipur and Sawai Madhopur.
The trains that we recommend from Udaipur are Mewar Express (departure at 1845 and arrival at 0100 hours) and Udaipur Jaipur Superfast (departure at 2140 and arrival at 0450 hours).
From Jodhpur:
Jodhpur is 450 kilometers from Sawai Madhopur (about 8 hours drive) and the route is from Jodhpur to Beawar to Deoli to Tonk to Sawai Madhopur - a long 8 hours drive. The road from Shahpura to Ranthambhore is usually in a bad shape.
There is one good train from Jodhpur to Sawai Madhopur - the Ranthambhore Express or Jodhpur Intercity Express (departure at 0545 and arrival at 1325 hours).
From Agra:
Agra is slightly less than 300 km (5 to 6 hours) from Ranthambhore and the route is from Agra to Bharatpur to Dausa to Sawai Madhopur via Lalsot. Its a great road except for some bad patches between Dausa and Lalsot. 

Tip:-We can book the trains and courier the tickets to you for a small service charge.

Nearest Airport - Sanganer, Jaipur - 170 km
Nearest Railway Station - Sawai Madhopur - 4 km
Distance by Rail
Delhi - 362 km
Agra - 227 km
Bombay - 1027 km
Kota - 108 km
Jaipur - 132 km
Distance by Road
Jaipur - 180 km
Kota - 125 km
Agra - 290 km
Delhi - 440 km
Jodhpur - 476 km
Ajmer - 272 km

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