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Better known as the Ranthambhore Fort, this is a part of the Sawai Madhopur District in the Bharatpur region of Rajasthan. The effort is very close and a part of the Ranthambhore National Park as well. This fort is the oldest settlement of the region which was supposedly built in the 8th Century by a Chauhan Rajput ruler. After a number of failed attacks, the qila was captured by Ala-ud-din-Khalji after whom the fort moved from one hand to the other. At the end it was captured by the great Mughal emperor Akbar. After a few years Maharaja Madho Singh requested Akbar for the ownership of this fort but was not granted so instead he named the whole place as Sawai Madhopur. Later the fort went into the hands of the Marathas when they rose to power and the force of the Mughals was declining.

Ranthambore Fort - Qila Ranthambor

This is the oldest settlement or structure built in the Ranthambhore region of Bharatpur in Rajasthan. This fort is a part of the Sawai Madhopur District. It was built in the 8th Century by a Chauhan Rajput and then conquered by Ala-ud-din-Khalji after a number of attacks which went into vain. After this Sultan, the fort changed hands one after the other and the end was conquered by Emperor Akbar. At this time Maharaja Madho Singh requested for the ownership of this fort but was not granted so he named the area as the Sawai Madhopur District. Later Emperor Akbar gave this fort away to the King of Jaipur. A few years later, when the Marathas rose to power, the fort was taken over by them. It is very close to the Ranthambhore National Park and is also a part of the same campus.
Very easy trek to Ganesha temple on top. Good views of Padam talao and the next-door Tiger reserve. Take binoculars, and you can spend a good 3-4 hours here.
Richa Gupta

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As soon as we crossed the gates, the driver quickly helped us to spot a crocodile relaxing next to a stream. Going further we saw lot of Indian Peafowls, Spotted Deers and Sambar Deers. The driver also helped us to spot few pug marks along the muddy road. We made a stop at another spot where we saw more Indian Peafowl, but I quickly noticed a crow sized bird with a mix of black, light brown and white colours; the Rufous Treepie. Going a bit further, we saw a flock of the beautiful Plum headed Parakeets..! I would suggest to keep sometime (at-least 3 hours) to have a good exploration of the fort.
Rudraksha Chodankar

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Stopping briefly on the way back to climb the Ranthambore fort to seek blessings of the three-headed Lord Ganesha atop a small hill.
Tejas Gutka

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Best time to visit
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Things to do
history tours
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Budget
Free

Padam Talab - Qila Ranthambor

A place of outstanding beauty, this is the same lake which is in front of the hill on top of which the Jogi Mahal is situated. The clean and crystal like waters of the lake is where you will find a number of wild animals and reptiles cooling themselves or quenching their thirst. The best sight is of the crocodiles and of course of the deer which come here to drink water. Safaris around this area is a nice thing to do and photography comes hand-in-hand of course.
Padam Talab, or Talao was a refreshing spot for us as we returned from the Fort. The lake is known for the rare appearance of the Chinkara, along with other animals in the National Park that spotted at their water point at dawn and dusk. We also got to see the famous Jogi Mahal on one edge of the lake, while lying between the Padam Talao and Raj Bagh lake were Raj Bagh ruins that are known to give Ranthambore its unique picturesque appearance,
Cauvery Nair

694 Followers, 13 Reviews


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wildlife tours, photography
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Jogi Mahal - Qila Ranthambor

A historical site in the Sawai Madhopur District, this palace is just opposite to the gate of the Ranthambhore National park on the other side of the Lake. The entrance of this palace is now hidden by a number of trees which make this place look more like a forest. The beauty of this palace is long lost and now what you find here are just the ruined parts of it. Thsi palace was built by the early Rajputs and was used by the king and his men as a resting place after they had finished or were on their way to the hunting grounds. These hunting ground is of course where we see the famous Ranthambhore National Park which was once the private hunting ground of the Rajputs.
Visit Jogi Mahal rest house at the edge of Lotus Lake. This is a lovely setting and is encircled by some of India's largest Banyan Trees.
Prashi

705 Followers, 85 Reviews


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Things to do
history tours
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Free

Ranthambor National Park - Qila Ranthambor

Located in the Sawai Madhopur District of Rajasthan, this park is right in the area where the meeting of the Aravalli Range with the Vindhya Range takes place. The park was just a wildlife sanctuary after which it was made a part of the Project Tiger and later declared a National Park. The main attraction here is of course the tigers who are not at all shy to hunt in the full view of the tourists too. The good part is that the tigers are not kept in boundaries rather they find a large area to keep roaming which makes them feel they are in a real jungle. A true delight for photographers and wildlife enthusiasts, this is one of the prime attractions of the area. The park covers a large area which encompasses a number of historical sites which are mostly in ruins now.
The majestic enigma of Ranthambore didn't end with the sighting of a tiger. Rather, a steep climb up the hill surrounding the National Park, gave us the opportunity to visit the great Ranthambore Fort (or Qila). While a guide equipped us with enough historical significance of this Fort, but the vultures and bird watching along with the overview of the Ranthambore National Park is a sight that cannot be explained in words. So don't forget your camera and binoculars!
Cauvery Nair

694 Followers, 13 Reviews


Best time to visit
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Things to do
wildlife tours, photography
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 10:30 AM and weekends- 2:30 PM - 7:00 PM, The park only opens from October to May
Budget
Indians with canter- INR 75, Indians with gypsy- INR 130, Foreigners with canter- 475, Foreigners with gypsy- INR 530, guide- INR 20- 0

Ranthambore Fort Road - Qila Ranthambor

The road which leads from the Ranthambhore National Park to the rest of the district is where the Ranthambhore Fort is situated on top of a hill. This is probably the ancient most settlement built in the whole region. The fort dates back to the 8th Century when this place was ruled by the Chauhan Rajputs. After this started the rule of the Delhi Sultans and Ala-ud-din- Khalji succeeded in overtaking this after a few failures. Since, he could not hold on long, the ownership of this mighty fort moved on from ruler to another and was at last won over by Akbar the Great Mughal Emperor. He denied the request of Maharaja Madho Singh when he asked for the ownership and instead gave it away to the king of Jaipur. From him later, the fort went into the hands of the Marathas.
270 kms from Udaipur, came here via Kota. Stayed at RTDC hotel. Visited Ranthambore Fort which is inside the national park. Lucky to have sighted a tiger at the park.
Sumanth Nagaraja

162 Followers, 18 Reviews


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Budget
Free

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