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Review of Ranthambore Fort

Ranthambore Fort
Ranked #143 of 966 things to do in Rajasthan
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Reviewed 24 February 2014

Ranthambore fort is a large fortification built in a remote area, but only a short drive from the main hotels. There is one of the major Hindu temples at the top of a reasonably easy climb. There are lots of pilgrims heading to the temple and a bustling little local complex of stalls by the temple. The walls and gateways are impressive.
What for me was disappointing and spoilt the whole day out was the state of the place. Lots of litter completely took away from the natural beauty of the spot. We saw several of the devotees of the temple quite blatantly throw litter on the ground. The paths were in disrepair and a lovely little temple being used by pilgrims had a generator chugging away just outside.
If this place had a lot of money spent on it could be a major attraction.

1  Thank Mike M
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Reviewed 21 February 2014

Ranthambore Fort was a half day visit while at the Pugmark estate. I really do not understand the previous reviewers reasoning. All the Forts in India are different, but you must have a sense of history to realise the importance of this Fort. You also wonder how the Fort had been captured five times in its checkered history, given its situation.
Our party thoroughly enjoyed our half day visit.

1  Thank Geoff F
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Reviewed 17 January 2014

There are great forts throughout Rajasthan. Ranthambore is not one of them. The fort is in disrepair. The major buildings are locked up. There is little signage to educate the visitor. There are a lot of animals and Ranthambore is all about the safaris to see tigers. I come from North America. We still have wildlife. India is not where you go in search of wildlife. There were a number of bird species up at the fort that might be of interest to hobbyists. I didn't take a safari so I can't rate that experience but just by observing the lazy attitude of the deer at the fort it was clear there was not a tiger for miles. Want a good fort nearby? Gwalior is far superior. Further afield the forts at Agra or Jodhpur offer better experiences.

3  Thank JamesNYC212
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Reviewed 26 December 2013

We had an amazing half-day visiting the Ranthambore Fort. It's quite spread out and uphill a bit to enter, but a person can take it at their own pace. Give yourself plenty of time to explore the many elements of the fort.

1  Thank Peggy B
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Reviewed 26 December 2013

Well worth a visit if you happen to visit the national park. Even the path towards the fort was in one of the zones of the park. An old fort with interesting stories linked with it. A great view on the Padam lake.

2  Thank sug_fr
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