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Ranthambore Fort, Rajasthan

03 Dec

Ranthambore fort is a part of world heritage site which is situated near Sawai Madhopur town in Rajasthan. Swai Madhopur is a small town which lies in the north Indian state of rajasthan. Ranthambore fort is surrounded by Vindhays and aravallies hill ranges. The name ‘Ranthambore’ is derived from two hills-rann and thambhore . It lies on Thambhore hill which is 481 metres above the sea level. Rann is the adjoining hill to Thambhore hill. From the top of the hill some breathtaking views around the fort can be captured.

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Ranthambore Fort (Image by TuAnh Nguyen on Flickr)

HISTORY

This fort was built during the 8th century by the Chauhan ruler. This fort gain popularity when the ruler of chauhan dynasty, Raja Hammir Dev was crowned in 1283 A.D. This fort is also the symbol of glory and bravery of Raja Hammir Dev. When rulers attacked this fort at different point of time during 12th to 15th century in 16th century ,the fort was captured by Mughals. In 19th century the fort was possessed by Maharaja of Jaipur.

ARCHITECTURE

The fort has many splended architectural and historical sites. The fort spreads over an area of 7kms. It is surrounded by huge walls made up of stone which are about 7kms in length. These walls are strengthened by towers .Inside the fort, there are many palaces, temples, Step well and houses . Some of them have been destructed like Hammir’s Fort, Badal Mahal and Phansi Ghar . This fort consisted four gateways, out of these four gateways only one gate is still standing named as MISRADHARA.

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Interior of Ranthambore fort (Image by thesetter on Flickr)

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Ranthambore Fort Badal Mahal (Image by J on Flickr)

Cenotaph of Hammir dev Chauhan

Cenotaph of Hammir dev Chauhan (Image by Marissa Bronfman on Flickr)

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Ranthambore Fort Mosque (Image by Jay Seedy on Flickr)

TEMPLES

There are three Hindu temples inside the fort constructed in 12th and 13th century. The three temples are dedicated to Lord Ganesha , Shiva and Ramlalaji . Main attraction of the fort is ‘The Ganesh Temple’ which is near to the main entry gate. In this temple thousands of pilgrims visit throughout the year from variour parts of the country. There is also a Jain Temple dedicated to Lord SumatiNath and Lord Sambhavanath .

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Lord Ganesha Temple(Image by Marissa Bronfman on Flickr)

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Shiva Temple Ranthambore Fort

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Jain Temple of Ranthambore fort

RANTHAMBORE WILD LIFE CENTURY

In the western part of the fort visitors and tourists usually stay. In eastern part a wild life century is situated which is known for its tiger. This park is the main attraction for the tourists. This is one of the largest Wild life centuries in India. This park is situated within an area of 393 sq.kms. and is popular for its Tiger population. The park was established by the Indian government in 1980 as wild life century to protect the tigers from being extinct. Other wild animals are found here are Leopard, Nilgai , Hyena , Langoors , Fishing cat . This park is also rich in flora, As many species of trees and plants are found here. A large number of banyan trees are grown here .

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Tiger In Ranthambore National Park (Image by Modest Janicki on Flickr)

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Leopard in Ranthambore (Image bySaran Vaid on Flickr)

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Deers in Ranthambore National Park (Image by Rebecca Yale on Flickr)

A visit to Ranthambore is extremely interesting as is provides the tourists with a glimpse and blend of nature, history and religion. Rajasthan is very popular for its fort and Ranthanbore is one of them and visit to this place is more interesting.

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12 responses to “Ranthambore Fort, Rajasthan

  1. Dokka Srinivasu

    December 3, 2013 at 1:18 pm

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  2. ladyfi

    December 3, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    What a gorgeous fort! Great wildlife too.

     
  3. Christine

    December 3, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    wow, hidden treasures!

     
  4. Pallavi

    December 4, 2013 at 2:16 am

    Hi Swati, thank you for visiting my blog 🙂 wow, beautiful pictures and a lovely write up. I would love to visit someday 🙂

     
  5. ventisqueras

    December 4, 2013 at 4:58 am

    come è grande e come è bello il tuo paese…è una vera gioia conoscerlo!

     
  6. Sallie (FullTime-Life)

    December 4, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    The history and nature together makes an amazing place to visit. I can only imagine how exciting it would be.

     
  7. Swati Singh

    December 5, 2013 at 5:02 am

    Thanks you friends!

     
  8. GOVINDSINGH SANKHALA

    July 19, 2014 at 10:49 am

    Fantastic

     
  9. GOVINDSINGH SANKHALA

    July 19, 2014 at 10:57 am

    khamaghani hukum

     
  10. Ranthambhore

    November 20, 2014 at 10:19 am

    nice experience

     
  11. piyush

    May 29, 2015 at 10:42 am

    nice

     
  12. Anil Chopra

    January 12, 2016 at 6:15 am

    After visiting the temple on Sunday(10th January 2016), I have misplaced my camera somewhere on the way back. It has a lot of memories of us, if someone finds it, request the that same should be returned to me.

    Camera Colur:Silver
    Model Sony Cybershot W530
    Please contact me on : anil10c@yahoo.com

    Mobile: 09650012650 or 08447251650

     

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