Once when a tourist was asked about his destination-visit plans upon reaching Ranthambore, the Tiger Reserve was a blatant answer. Tigers have become such an integral part of the region that it is rumored that Ranthambore is synonymous to ‘The Tiger Kingdom’. And protecting this kingdom of the protector itself is the gargantuan Ranthambore fort. Included as a destination in the World Heritage Site list, the Ranthambore centers mainly around the Ranthambore National Park, which was used as a hunting ground by the kings.
The fort has been a witness to many events which are of prime importance in Indian history, such as invasion by the then king of Mewar, and many other rulers including Akbar the Great. The fort plays host to many temples of Indian gods, which include temples of Lord Ganesh, Lord Shiva and other gods of Jainism.
You might have heard of mythical stories relating to snakes which transfigure into an enticing human form. A visit to Ranthambore fort might render those stories true. The fort was once believed to be abode of the Nagil people, descendants of Nagvanshi Mahapurusha Nagavaloka.
Ranthambore fort may not promise you a luxurious tour, but it definitely guarantees one thing- spine-chilling adventure in the company of fascinating history itself.
When to visit : Ranthambore Fort
Best time to visit: October - February