Ranthambore Fort is located in Ranthambore National Park and Sanctuary, stretching across an area of 7 kms and at a height of 700 ft. The fort gets its name from an intersection of two hills on which it is located - Ran and Thanbhor. A flight of stairs leads to the hill and the fort where one can spot beautiful architecture, like that of Hammir court amidst thrilling surroundings of a forest. The fort was built by Chauhan in 944 AD and fell in many hands. Ranthambore fort is said to be one of the oldest of its kinds in the country. The fort surroundings had been used as royal hunting grounds by the rulers. The fort houses temples of Lord Shiva, Ganesha and Ramalalji, built in red sandstone in 12th and 13th centuries and also a mosque. Gupt Ganga, other water bodies and the sight of wild life, especially tigers makes a visit to this fort memorable.