Ranthambore Fort – India

We were too ambitious booking 6 safaris. So, we decide to forgo this morning safari and take a trip with our driver Happy to see this ancient historical site. An impressive fort that towers above the area. Steep climb to various levels where it is situated atop a 700-foot-high hill, bounded by an enormous stone wall inset with bastions and turrets.Β It dates back to the 10th century with many stories surrounding its history.

Trinetra Ganesh Temple

Inside Ranthambore Fort, there are three Hindu temples dedicated to Ganesh, Shiva and Ramlalaji constructed in 12th and 13th centuries from red Karauli stone. We learned this is one of the oldest temples in India. For luck we took the dot, named Bindi on our foreheads.

Monkey Business

On return our driver, Happy, explains about how monkeys behave. On the way to the Temple the monkeys make no moves. Heading back with nuts or sweets they are very friendly….but they check your hands. If your hands are empty they leave. If you have treats and refuse to offer it they bug you making you offer it to them. However they never fight with each other and never angry with you. Reminds me of our Family Dog.

17 Comments

  1. We did three safaris which seemed about right – but if we hadn’t seen a tiger on those we would have wanted more! We had no time for the fort which I can see from your post was a shame, as it looks interesting and you had great views over the park. I love the monkeys too – fascinating to read about how clever they are in getting treats from the visitors πŸ˜€

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  2. Booking six safaris is EXTREMELY ambitious, but forgoing one for the Ranthambore Fort was worth it! The architecture is stunning, not to forget the views. Goes to show that deviating from the usual itinerary can lead to some unexpectedly-wonderful memories. πŸ™‚

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  3. How polite. They probably even gesture a hidden “thank you” after receiving the treats. LOL. Monkeys in other places are not so good with table manners. πŸ˜œπŸ˜‰

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