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Ranthambore Tourism

Ranthambore is a small village that is located near the township of Sawai Madhopur. The place Ranthambore got its name from two hills named –‘Ran’ and ‘Thambore’. The Ranthambore tourist places include a very famous Ranthambore National Park that is nestled between the ranges of Aravali and Vindhya. The glorious forest of Ranthambore was once part of Central India. Landscapes of Ranthambore are rugged and have rocky mountain ranges, hills, rocky ridges and open valleys with lakes and pools. Ranthambore is one of the famous heritage sites with Lake Palaces (Chhatris) with a majestic 1000 year ancient fort overlooking the Park. There’s a beautiful –‘Jogi Mahal’ located at the foot of the fort and gives a quaint view of the Padam Talao. The place is full of glorious predators and adorable prey, which gives sightseers a charming, picturesque view. The old crumbling walls remain of the pavilion, old wells, and other ancient structures take a stand to witness the glorious past of Ranthambore.

This Ranthambore travel guide on Ranthambore tourism will help you explore the city easily and inform you about the places to visit in Ranthambore, Ranthambore tourist places, the history and culture of Ranthambore, and the best time to visit Ranthambore.

History of Ranthambore

From a wooden forest to one of the famous Wildlife Sanctuaries of India, Ranthambore has become one of the Best Tourist Destinations in India. The place has seen many battles flooded with courage and blood. It is believed that in 944 AD, the Rajput King of the Chauhan Dynasty laid the first stone of the magnificent Ranthambore Fort. From onwards, many monarchs came to contribute to the construction of the fort and its main role was played by Rao Hammir Deo Chauhan. To honour Rao’s contributed a canopy of 32 pillars locally known as –‘Battis Khamba Chhatri’, built as a mark of 32 years of the King’s reign. Like Ranthambore, the ancient fort has a magnificent history. The place was ruled by many empires, including the Chauhans, the Mughals, the Mewar Dynasty and the Ghoris. The place was ruled by Prithviraj Chauhan 1 in the 12th century, and then in 1192 AD, Prithviraj 3 lost it to Mohammad Ghori.

The glorious emperor of the Delhi Sultanate and Father of Razia Sultan ‘Iltutmish’ captures Ranthambore in the 12th century, which was again captured by Chauhans after his death. The rulers of Mewar also play a vital role in the history of Ranthambore. Rana Hamir Singh and Rana Kumbha captured the place from 1326 to 1468. Then the place took from the hands of Mewar rulers to The Kachwaha rulers. The place has been a witness to many changes and reigns. Ultimately the Maharajas of Jaipur state acceded to India in 1949 and became a part of the state of Rajasthan in 1950. Inside the fort of Ranthambore, temples dedicated to Ganesha, Shiva and Ram Lalaji were built in the 12th and 13th centuries by red Karauli stones.

Culture and Tradition of Ranthambore

Ranthambore has witnessed many reigns which had their own customs, traditions, culture and values. Just like the traditions and culture being followed throughout the royal state of Rajasthan, Ranthambore also has different traditions and cultures which have their own significance, like during the birth of a child, and some traditions follow as Namkaran, Mundan. During weddings, there are traditions of Tilak, Toran, Mehendi and Bhaat. Ranthambore gives you a fair idea about the traditions and practices that the locals still follow.

This beautiful city of Ranthambore is famous for its sweet dishes. The food here is wrapped with traditional cuisines and rituals that would be welcoming. The locals are most likely to have traditional Rajasthani food called Daalbaati Choorma with spicy fried green chilli and tangy mango pickle. Gulaab Jamun is very popular in sweets, along with the traditional Rajasthani sweet dish –‘Ghewar’.

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Places to Visit Ranthambore

The city of Ranthambore is a place of many adventurous places and sightseeing spots. Here are some of the best Ranthambore tourist places that you must not miss during your tour. Other magical sites that enchant you with their beauty and history are Kachida Valley, Raj Bagh Ruins, Padam Lake, Jogi Mahal, Lakarda and Anantpura, Malik Talao and many more.

Ranthambore National Park:

For all the nature lovers, if you wish to see the wildlife in motion, this one of the best Ranthambore travel places is your destination. You will get mesmerized by watching the wild cats –‘Tigers’ in motion. The Park is considered one of the finest parks in Rajasthan. The National Park is located and is surrounded by the mighty Aravali and Vindhya hill ranges. Spread in more than 300 plus sq. km area, the park houses many vicious predators and adorable prey like leopards, hyenas, sambhar, jackals, deer and many more. You can enjoy the mesmerizing view of flying birds which are about 260 species. The Park is open for visitors from the month of October to May. The best time to visit the Park is between November and March.

Ranthambore Fort:

The majestic fort was built in 944 AD, and it features a breathtaking view of Ranthambore National Park. The first stone of the forest was laid by the Chauhan rulers, and after that, many rulers contributed to the making of the monument. It is believed that the famous Mughal emperor Akbar also lived in this fort. During the 1950s, it became the part of the ‘Sawai Madhopur Game Sanctuary’ that was laid to conserve the dwindling wildlife in the area.

Trinetra Ganesh Temple:

There’s an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha, which was believed to have been built in the 12th or 13 century. This temple is situated inside the Ranthambore Fort and is a must-visit site among the Ranthambore travel places. The temple was built by the Mewar King –‘King Hammer’ who is believed to be an ardent devotee of Lord Ganesha. According to the legends, during the war, King Hammer was running out of food stock. One night Lord Ganesha came in the dreams of the King and assured him that his problem would be solved. The next morning, miraculously, the war was ceased, and the food stock refilled, and then King decided to build a temple of Lord Ganesha.

Surwal Lake:

The Lake is actually situated 25 km away from Ranthambore. The enchanting beauty of Lake will spellbind you. The best time to visit here is between November and March. During the season of birds’ migration, you may get to see birds from all parts of the world. This enchanting water body invites birds whose adorable tweeting offer a soothing experience to ears.

Best Time to Visit Ranthambore

There are times when hot places are the best places on a holiday list, but only if you make the right choice. Ranthambore, a small village of Rajasthan, is one such place. Travellers can visit the National Park as per the safari timing, which is from October to June every year. The best time to visit Ranthambore is from November to April, when the weather is mild, and one can see majestic predators without any problem.

Places To Visit In Ranthambore

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Getting In Ranthambore



The nearest airport to reach the place is Sanganer Airport of Jaipur. The distance from Jaipur to Ranthambore is approx. 180 km.



A good cluster of buses connects Sawai Madhopur, the nearest town with quite major areas around.


The nearest railway station that connects Ranthambore to important cities is Sawai Madhopur Railway Stations.


Ranthambore is a destination that is an origin of beauty with enchanting natural locations and off-course, which is unconquered by modern civilization. You will love your Ranthambore trip, and our Ranthambore travel guide will help you out to explore the city and Ranthambore tourist destinations. 

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