• Best Time To Visit Sawai Madhopur
  • October March
  • Distance From Major Cities To Sawai Madhopur
  • Jaipur-167 kms.
  • Delhi-428 kms.
  • Ahmedabad-92 kms.
  • Weather in Sawai Madhopur
  • Summer 38.3C (Max) - 28.8C (Min)
  • Winter 28.3C (Max) - 8C (Min)
  • Rainy Season from July to Mid Sept, and very humid (Upton 90%)

Sawai Madhopur

About Sawai Madhopur

Lying on the main Delhi-Mumbai railway line, Sawai Madhopur is the gateway to the world renowned Ranthambhor National Park- the famous Tiger Reserve, just 12 km away from here.
The name Ranthambore is derived from two hills in the area, Ran and Thanbhor. Another version says that Ranthambore was once called Rana Stambhapura or City of the Pillars of War.
It is located near Sawai Madhour township about 100 kms south east of Ajmer in Rajasthan, where the Vindhayas and the Aravalli Hills meet.
Ranthambhor has been a witness to the rise and fall of many rulers and a series of battle scenes. In the 13th century A.D. Govinda, the grandson of Prithviraj Chauhan took over the reign of the land. Later his successor Vagabhatta, beautified the city and built a noteworthy temple at Jhain.
In the middle of the 15th century A.D. Rana Kumbha captured the fort and gifted it to his son to be occupied later by the Hada Rajputs of Bundi and Mughal Emperors Akbar and Aurangazeb.
Mughal Emperor Shah Alam gifted it to Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh I of Jaipur in 1754 and since then it was maintained as the hunting preserve of the Maharaja. Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh were part of the royal hunting who stayed here.

Tourist Attractions in Sawai Madhopur

The Fort:

The history of Sawai Madhopur revolves around the Ramthambhor fort. Surrounded by Vindhyas and Aravalis, amidst vast and arid denuded tracts of Rajasthan, lies the oasis of biomass in an ecological desert.
Ranthambhors royal past manifests itself in the well-preserved imposing fort, built in 994 A.D. atop a steep high creek 200 metre above sea level....more on Ramthambhor Fort in Sawai Madhopur

Ranthambhor Ganesh Temple:

Ganesha Temple is major attraction of the Sawai Madhopur, thousands of people come from every corner of the country come over here, and seek blessings from the Lord for happiness and prosperity.
One interesting aspect is the mail that is sent to Lord Ganesha consisting mainly of wedding invitations. A fair is held on Bhadrapad Sudi Chaturthi over here.

Ranthambore National Park:

Ranthambore National Park 
The Ranthambore National Park is bound by the rivers Chambal, in the south, and Banas, in the north. It was established as a sanctuary in 1959 and included in the very first phase of Project Tiger in 1972.
In 1981 Ranthambore was awarded National Park status. Characterized by rocky plains, flat hilltops, gentle slopes and precipitous cliffs, covered by dry deciduous forests. Ranthambore is virtually an island rich in flora and fauna ...more on Ranthambore in Sawai Madhopur

How To Reach Sawai Madhopur

Fly Away: The airport nearest to Sawai Madhopur is Jaipur, 175 km away. The Jaipur airport is the nearest one to Ranthambore National Park, lying nearly 145 km away.
On Tracks: The city is connected to Delhi, Mumbai and other major cities in western India by rail. For Ranthambore National park, Sawai Madhopur Railway Station is the nearest one, lying at a distance of 11km.
On Wheels: From Jaipur to Ranthambore there are regular bus services that take about four hours. From Sawai Madhopur buses ply on regular basis to all the major destinations in Rajasthan and India.

Where To Stay in Sawai Madhopur

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Where To Shop in Sawai Madhopur

There are many stores in Sawai Madhopur that offer arts and crafts to tourists. You can buy T-shirts, postcards, posters and greeting cards with images of tigers and other wild animals and birds of Ranthambore.
Locally made textiles, clothing decorated with traditional embroidery and mirrors and Rajasthani turbans, puppets and other handicraft items make interesting souvenirs to take back as memories of your trip to Ranthambore and the tourist attractions near Ranthambore National Park.