Sawai Madhopur City Map

Sawai Madhopur is popularly known as the 'gateway to Ranhambore' in Rajasthan . The town has seen many historic episodes and reigns. Passed on from the Chauhan Rajput king, Govinda to Vagabhatta, from Rana Kumbha to Akbar and Aurangzeb, the city has been patronized by almost all the rulers. Beautification and renovation of the city has been regularly undertaken in almost all the regimes. The city derives its name from Maharaja Sawai Madho Singhji I who is believed to have given the city its current plan in 1765 AD.

Sawai Madhopur City Map

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The nearest airport to Sawai Madhopur is Jaipur, the capital city, 132 km away which boasts of excellent national and international flight connectivity. Sawai Madhopur lies on the main rail route connecting Delhi and Mumbai. Excellent roads connect Sawai Madhopur and Jaipur and other cities of Rajasthan.

The fervently religious people of Sawai Madhopur observe festivals and fairs such as Ganesh Chaturthi, Kaila Devi Fair, Shri Mahaveerji, Chauth Mata Temple Fair and Shivaratri Fair.

The main tourist attractions of Sawai Madhopur are

Ranthambor National Park located 14kms from Sawai Madhopur is a famed tiger reserve of Rajasthan . A thickly wooded sanctuary replete with the most enthralling sights the state can offer, Ranthambore National Park houses chitals, sambars, Asiatic deer, blue bulls, wild boar and langurs. A variety of avian populace has made Ranthambore National Park their home. Doves and parakeets, water fowls and partridges are common. Besides these, the migratory ruddy shelduck and graylag goose take refuge here during the winter months. Rajbag, Padam Talab and Malik Talab, the lakes enhance the beauty of the Park

Ranthambor Fort was constructed in 994 AD. Being a strategic fortress the Ranthambore Fort has witnessed many sieges and battles. Probably the most famous among these is the war of Rao Hamir in 1301 against the Sultan of Delhi, Alauddin Khilji. The fort is an architectural marvel and the many attractions within it include Toran Dwar, Mahadeo Chhatri and Sameton ki Haveli. The presence of a mosque and temple within the fort precincts holds testimony to the secularity of the Rajput kings.

Excellent accommodation facilities such as the Sawai Madhopur Lodge, Hotel Shani Vilas, Nahargarh, The Oberoi Vanyavilas and Sher Bagh Resort make your stay at Sawai Madhopur a luxurious one.