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Ranthambore Fort

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One of the most beautiful forts built in its era, it showcases the historical developments of Rajasthan. Lying near the place called Sawai Madhopur it can be easily reached from Jaipur by road.

Flashback

The Chauhan Rajputs were the architects of the fortress of Ranthambore. The Chauhan King Prithvi Raj III was subsequently defeated by Muhhammad of Ghaur in 1192. The Sultan of Illtumish captured Ranthambore in 1226,but it was taken over by the Chauhans in 1236 after the death of Illtumish. Then the fort was again captured by the Mewars under Rana Hamir Singh (1226-1364) and Rana Khumba (1433-1468). It was captured by Rana Udai Singh (1768-1473), and then passed on to HADA Rajputs. Then it was captured by the King of Gujarat (1532-1555) from whom it was taken over by Mughal Emperor Akbar. The fortress was last captured by Kachwaha Maharajas of Jaipur, and it remained a part of Jaipur till independence of India.


Fast Facts

» Language - Rajasthani, English, Hindi
» Clothings - Cottons in the summer and Very light woollens in the winters.
» Best time - October to Feburary
» Visit Timings- 06am to 06pm

Famous Sites:
Kalika Devi Fair
Kaila Devi Fair
It marks the celebrations of the Kaila Devi (Goddess), whose temple is situated in Ranthambore National Park. Situated on the river Kailisil, the temple hosts the festival for around 15 days in the Hindu month of Chaitra (April). Approximately 2,00,000 devotees participate in this festival every year from all over the country.
Ranthambore National Park
Ranthambore National Park
Find some of the endangered species here like the species of hyenas, sloth bear, jackals, sambar (Indias largest deer), Chinkara (Indian gazelle), nilgai (Bluebull). There are around 300 species of bird out which many are the migratory birds. The Park comes under the Tiger Project Reserve.

Ranthambore Fort
The Fort
There are three temples inside the fort dedicated to Ganesha, Shiva and Ramlalji built in 12th and 13th century. The fort is also said to be the site where a number of Jauhars (ritual mass suicide by immolation of self) in the Rajput History. From a distance the fort almost looks indispensible and incredible looking out over the lotus filled lake of Padma Talab which lies in the rampants. It has an area of 405sq kms giving a view of the Badal Mahal ( Cloud Palace).


In and Around

» Pushkar Ka Mela : In the month of Kartika (October - November), in Pushkar there is this Camel Fair held on one of the holiest days of Hindus. Each year around 200,000 people converge here, bringing along them around 50,000 camels and cattle for trade. The place blends itself into with musicians, mystics, tourists, traders, devotees and camel crews. Its a MUST SEE FESTIVE.

Not to be Missed

» Ganesh Chaturthi :The Ranthambore Tiger reserve has a beautiful temple of Ganesha (Lord of Intellect). Here each year in the month of September/October the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated with Pomp and Show. It is thought that all auspicious functions of Hindus should began with the first invitation to Lord Ganesha. This festival marks this school of thought.

Our Suggestions

  • Keep your baggage light as most of the required things (travel related) are easily avialable.
  • Pre book your hotel as there are chances of it being jam packed in festive seasons.
  • Food of all sorts are easily avialable in and around JAIPUR. Enjoy the delicacy of Rajasthan; they have a unique taste. You can get a real taste and feel of Rajasthan by visiting Chowky Dhani which is a makeover of True Indian Village. (Ask us to get one arranged for). The Rajasthani dances, shows and the ethnic food of Rajasthan will make you come here again and again
  • For any queries feel free to contact us.
  • Go for camel rides, puppet shows, look out for world famous blue pottery and the dress of Rajasthan.

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