Ranthambore Fort, Rajasthan

Ranthambore Fort

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM – All Days
  • Entry Fee: INR 25 for Indians, INR 200 for foreign tourists.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the eponymous citadel of Ranthambore was built by the Nagil Jats who ruled the region around the 10th century AD. The fort sits atop a majestic elevation of 700 meters from the nearby plains and offers some spectacular views of the surroundings. The architecture of the fort is remarkable and exemplifies the signature designs of Hindu Rajput buildings. The walls of the Ranthambore fort are spread across an area of 4 kilometers which enclose a wide array of buildings such as palaces, temples, residences and step wells. The western area of the fort is the one that is mostly frequented by tourists and visitors, and contains temples and other buildings. The eastern region of the fort however, remains less frequented due to wildlife activity. The Trinetra Ganesh Temple (Three-eyed Ganesha) and The Gupt Ganga (secret Ganga) are some of the must visit locations inside the fort.

Caution: Interestingly, the eastern side of the fort is also frequented by the animals along with the big cats like tigers and leopards, so it is definitely not a place for any lonely adventures.

Photo (cropped) by Ian Armstrong, CC BY-SA 2.0