Ranthambore Fort


14.0/5(28 Ratings)

Ranthambore Fort Overview

Ranked 3 of 16 sightseeing in Ranthambore

Ranthambore Fort is situated on the top of the hill, which offers a beautiful view of the Ranthambore National Park to the tourists. The fort was constructed in 944 AD by Tatu Meenas and is located at the height of 700 ft above the surrounded plain. This fort possesses beautiful architecture and is situated in the middle of Vindhya and Aravali hills.

The fort is huge and spreads across vast geographical area of around 7 km in circumference. During the period of 1528, this fort was in the possession of Mughal rulers and in 1559, Mughal emperor Akbar captured this fortress.  

The beautiful fort was gifted to the Maharaja of Jaipur by the Mughals during 17th century. The infrastructure of the fort is marked by various Hindu and Jain temples and a mosque.

Due to the presence of various water bodies near the fort, the area is enriched with various residential and migratory birds.

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Monday - Friday:
6:00 AM -6:00 PM
6:00 AM -6:00 PM
6:00 AM -6:00 PM
Public Holidays:
6:00 AM -6:00 PM

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Sagar Gant

Sagar Gant5.0/5

93 reviews

Second largest fort in Rajasthan

Huge fort and well maintained, the entire 2 zones view of national park can be seen from the fort. The walls and all are maintained well by the authorities. Monkeys are a lot by the fort and very aggressive too while offering food. Many lakes are there on the fort which provided a great relaxing place. Nice place to spend 3 hrs, enjoying the views on both sides of the fort.There is also a Ganesh temple of the fort. Shared rickshaw goes from Sawai Madhopur to the fort.

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Bharat prasad

Bharat prasad3.6/5

5 reviews

Nice place but be aware of Monkeys

Nice place. An adventurous trip to Ranthambore Fort. This is over 1300 years old fort. Very nice views from top. Be aware of the Monkeys as they snatch food and other items at almost every step. Take your camera along with you as this place is an awesome place to get clicked!

Pratik Chheda

Pratik Chheda3.9/5

4 reviews

Good experience

One day before of safari we visited fort, it was a good experience. But if you are really interested to see fort and its history and all the places inside the fort, please do take a guide and then go, it will have a very good experiance. Without guide you will just keep on walking and will be back in no time, and will miss good places inside the fort. Guides are good enough and do not cheat. We paid Rs. 300 as we were 2 couples.

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Vijay Yadav

Vijay Yadav4.3/5

5 reviews

Big fort but the parking is not maintained

This fort is the second largest fort in Rajasthan after Chittorgarh Fort. There are names written by people on various walls of the fort, lot of wrappers and polythene bags are there. Parking itself in very poor state. Authorities need to do something immediately on the same. This is one of the biggest and famous fort in India and by going there you get a glimpse of the history that's why this fort was called unbeatable. Make sure to hire a guide.

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Abhishek Jain

Abhishek Jain3.9/5

4 reviews

Fort is not well-maintained but gives good view

Okay place to visit as not maintained and people writing all things on the wall of the fort. Nice Ganesha Temple and good view of couple of Lakes from top of the fort.

Indian ivana Abhiraj

Indian ivana Abhiraj2.9/5

26 reviews

A great Ancient Fort which takes our breathe

A great Ancient Fort with many stories on the hill of Aravalis. It's in the jungle and you can reach this Fort by your own vehicle but you have to park your vehicle then you have go up hill by stairs. Take care of Langurs (Monkeys) here you will find lots of Monkeys as they can be aggressive so take care of Monkeys.

Mahesh Pathak

Mahesh Pathak5.0/5

10 reviews

Worth spending whole day to see this magnificent fort

I was excited to visit Fort Ranthambore since it is part of the World Heritage Site Hill Forts of Rajasthan, in fact we visited it the first day we reached Sawai Madhopur, you can make it as a half day visit to get glimpse of it and visit to the Trinetra Ganesha temple, but honestly speaking you need full day time if you wish to explore the fort, it is so huge that area is in square kilometers! Fort contains ruins including palaces, temples, cenotaphs, stepwells and houses.

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Tarit Ray

Tarit Ray2.1/5

56 reviews

Badly neglected

The fort is sadly in ruins now and some spots are really crumbling. Though it is world heritage site, no effort has been made to improve the place. The guides are also not of good quality and it is better you explore the place on your own. Great spot for photography though.

Shree Krishna

Shree Krishna3.6/5

22 reviews

Amaze to see the work of the people in those days

Old fort, amazing to see that in those days how people carried all heavyweight rocks to make this fort, which was surrounded by thick forest. There are small ponds in the fort. Temple and parks of old days can be seen.

Shubham Verma

Shubham Verma4.3/5

33 reviews

Nice form, more Monkeys

The fort is worth a visit, best thing is to drive yourself & you may witness deers crossing the road. Hundreds of Monkeys & Langurs in the area. Do not take eatables in the fort!!!

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Ranthambore Fort, Ranthambore

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Sagar Gant

Ranthambore Fort, Ranthambore
Ranthambore Fort, Ranthambore

Photo by

Awadhesh Vishwakarma

The entry to National park