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Ranthambore Fort in Sawai Madhopur

A major attraction in the city of Sawai Madhopur, Ranthambore Fort is known for being the most impregnable fort in the history of Rajasthan. Nestled in the buffer zone of the world famous Ranthambore National park, Ranthambore Fort in Sawai Madhopur is visited by a large number of tourists every year.

Although there is no clear evidence as to who built this fort and when was it built but there are a number of myths about the establishment of this fort. One of the myths mentioned in Hammir Raso says that Rao Jet Singh had built this fort in 1053 A.D. with the help of the tribals who inhabited the place. However the most prominent one that also seems to be true is that a chauhan ruler Ranthambhvan Dev constructed the fort in 944 A.D. The fort seems to have taken its name after the name of the ruler who established it in 944 A.D. The most prominent ruler of the Ranthambore Fort was Hammir Deo Chauhan who got the throne of the fort in 1282 A.D. and extended the edges of his kingdom to far off places.

The main parts of the Ranthambore Fort in Sawai Madhopur that make the fort a major tourist attraction include Sukh Sagar, Jaunra- Bhonra, Phansi Ghar, Rani Talab, Badal Mahal, Hammir Court and Jogi Mahal. The major mansions and memorials at Ranthambore Fort in Sawai Madhopur are Hammir Mahal, Rani Mahal, Raj Mandir and Haveli of Sanghiji. This fort located in the premises of the national park has a number of gates that are worth a mention. These gates include Bara Darwaza, Mor Dwar, Nav lakha, Hathi Pol, Ganesh Pol, Toran Gate, Andheri Gate, Suraj Pol, Delhi Gate and Satpole.

The tourists arriving in the city of Sawai Madhopur must visit Ranthambore fort at least once, as here they would come across a temple of Lord Ganesha that has a lot of religious importance. Thousands of believers visit this temple and also send invitations of various ceremonies in their families to Lord Ganesha. This temple is known to be a major temple in Sawai Madhopur and is the most sacred place one can ever visit.
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