Ranthambore Fort - Overview
Ranthambore Fort is located in the Ranthambore National Park situated near Sawai Madhopur. The place was used by the Maharajas of Jaipur for hunting which was stopped after independence. The fort has now been listed in UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2013. Mostly Rajputs were the ruling clan but later it was ruled by Delhi Sultanate, Mughals, Marathas, and the British.
Sawai Madhopur is a district located in the Indian state of Rajasthan. The city is popular for the Ranthambore National Park, Trinetra Ganesh Temple and guavas. The city was planned and built by Sawai Madho Singh on 19th January 1763. The day is now celebrated as the foundation day of the city.
Ranthambore Fort is opened for the public from 6:00am to 6:00pm and it takes around two to three hours to visit the fort. The fort is opened on all the days of the week and also on government holidays. Besides this, tourists can also visit the national park within which the fort is situated. The park is closed from the month of July to September.
There is no entry fees to visit the fort and tourists can enter the fort any time during the visiting hours without paying any charges. But as the fort is situated in the national park, tourists have to pay charges. The tourists can hire a gypsy or a canter. For Indians, the charges for hiring a canter is Rs. 510 per person and for gypsy it is 750 per person. For foreigners, the charges for hiring a canter is Rs. 1250 per person and for gypsy it is Rs. 1350 per person.
Best time to visit
Best time to visit the fort is during the period from October to March. In these months, climate is very pleasant and tourists can visit the area comfortably. The months of April and May are hot and are not suitable to visit the fort. From the month of July to September the park is closed and nobody could enter the park. So fort also cannot be visited as it is situated inside the park.
Where to Stay?
There are more than 100 hotels in Sawai Madhopur where tourists can stay. These hotels range from inexpensive hotels to expensive five-star hotels. Some of the hotels of the city are as follows −
The Tigress located at Khilchipur
Dev Vilas located at Khilchipur
Hotel Sanctuary resort located at Ranthambore Road
Treehouse Anuraga located at Housing Board Road
Khem Vilas located at Sherpur
The Oberoi Vanyavilas located at Ranthambore Road
Hotel Juna Mahal located at Ranthambore Road
The Rajbagh Resort located at Sherpur
Sultanbagh located at Ranthambore Road
Abrar Palace Wildlife Resort located at Ranthambore Road
Ranthambore Paradise located at Ranthambore Road
Ranthambore Heritage Haveli located at Ranthambore Road
Jungle Retreat located at Ranthambore Road
Tiger Moon resort located at Sherpur
Rick Vanraj Palace located at Ranthambore Road
Hotel Siddi Vinayak located at Ranthambore Road
Budget or Two-Star Hotels
Hotel Ranthambore Palace located at Ranthambore Road
Hotel Royal Den located at Ranthambore Road
Hotel Ranthambore Vilas located at Ranthambore Road
Hotel Green Valley located at Ranthambore Road
Hotel Rajputana Heritage located at Ranthambore Road
Hotel Ranthambore Bagh located at Ranthambore Road
Vrindavan Palace located at Ranthambore Road
Hotel Ridhi Sidhi Resort located at Ranthambore Road
Hotel Dev Palace located at Ranthambore Road
The Farm Villa located at Ranthambore Road