The mighty powerful fort of Ranthambore has seen an immense number of attacks and conquests. The fort was the major barrier for the invaders because of the difficulty they faced to capture and the well-planned construction of the fort. The Ranthambore Fort is situated inside the Ranthambore National Park which was the hunting grounds for the Maharajas of the Jaipur dynasty. It is located in the town of Sawai Madhopur in Jaipur. It had been built in the mid 10th century, according to the Government of Rajasthan's Amber Development & Management Authority, during the rule of Sapaldaksha.
The beautiful ruins of the fort have an aesthetic appeal that can attract the vision and minds of all the people who lay their eyes on the masterpiece. The fort is considered an epitome of power due to its history of defending the Rajput Empire against the attacks of foreign invaders. The fort is now a tourist attraction and appeals too many historians and many common people who wish to seek more knowledge and experience the architecture and history of the place.
The fort was captured by Prithviraj Chauhan in the 12th century from the Yadavas. During the spread of the Muslim rule, the fort was attacked a number of times to attain power over the Rajputs and the western part of the country. It was finally conquered by Khilji by bribing the minister. This fort reminds us of the events and is a monument of high significance in the history of India.
For the tourists travelling by air, they can land at the Jaipur(Sanganer )airport from where the fort is about 180 km away. The tourists can later avail taxis or buses from Sanganer Airport to reach Ranthambore safely.
The people traveling by train can get down at Sawai Madhopur Railway Station which is at a distance of 10 km from the Ranthambore fort and can reach the destination in the taxi or other state transport.
While a person is visiting the charming city of Jaipur, they can explore the historical abundance and the cultural heritage of the area. They can visit Kachida Valley, Surwal Lake, Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve or National Park and some of the other historical places such as the Jogi Mahal, Raj Bagh Ruins, Ganesha temple and the Jain Temple.
The fort can be visited during the safaris of the National Park that occurs only between October to June. The timings are in between 7AM to 10:30 AM or 6:30AM to 10AM in the morning and in between 2PM and 6:30 in the evening, during different months.
The way to opt for a tour is on the basis of tour packages provided by the National Park depending on the schedule and number of days chosen to visit.
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.