Ranthambore, also spelt Ranthambor and Rathambhore, is a pictorial destination in Rajasthan. It is situated at a distance of 12 km from the city of Sawai Madhopur. This place has derived its name from the names of two hills, 'Ran' and 'Thambor'.
The Ranthambore Fort, another popular tourist attraction in Ranthambore, was built in 944 AD. This fort is an epitome of bravery and historical developments in Rajasthan. It is located at a height of about 700 ft above the adjacent plains and sprawls over a large area. The Ranthambore Fort has three temples in its premises, dedicated to Lord Ganesha, Lord Shiva and Lord Rama. The responsibility of maintaining and preserving the mighty and splendid Ranthambore Fort is been assigned to the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).
In Ranthambore, travellers find themselves close to nature, with the region comprising of beautiful landscapes including large meadows, swift streams, dense forests and deep ravines flanked by steep peaks. Ranthambore with its splendid relics, such as, ruined pavilions, crumbling walls, forts and other spectacular edifices of kingships, provide an opportunity to relate to its glorious past. A trip to this place can be a rejuvenating and a wholesome experience.