Travel to Sawai Madhopur


Sawai Madhopur Tourism



Sawai Madhopur is a little sleepy village in Rajasthan. The place draws much of its fame from the Ranthambore National Park that is located at the edge of the area.

Once a favorite hunting ground of the Maharajahs, Ranthambore is today an important national park in India filled with a dense jungle and myriad wild lives. If you plan to visit Ranthambore, first travel to Sawai Madhopur since it is the nearest town from the park.

Every year a huge number of tourists travel to Sawai Madhopur in lure of the variegated population of flora and fauna in Ranthambore. Watching the exotic wild lives that feel free to roam about in front of the human gaze remains a major draw for the tourists. Travel to Sawai Madhopur to watch the tigers reigning supreme in the rugged terrain of the Ranthambore (link to Travel to Ranthambore page) forest. Here, the tigers are known to even hunt around even in front of human sight. Although tiger spotting is ultimately a matter of chance, morning and evening jungle safaris in the national park offer great opportunities to view the tigers in the natural setting.

Do take time off in your travel to Sawai Madhopur to pay a visit to the impressive Ranthambore Fort, which the park owes its name to.

How to Reach Sawai Madhopur

Sawai Madhopur is the gateway to enter the Ranthambore National Park, which is home to the famous Royal Bengal Tiger. Many other varieties of birds and animals are found in the dense forest here. Naturally it has continued to remain a haven for wild life lovers.

The national park is located in the outskirt of the township. So if you want to visit Ranthambore, you have to reach Sawai Madhopur first. From Sawai Madhopur, Ranthambore lies only a few kilometers away. So it is easy to approach the national park once you have reached Sawai Madhopur.

By Air

Sawai Madhopur does not have an airport of its own. The nearest airport is at Jaipur. Several airlines service this domestic airport by regular flights and connect it to other important airports like Delhi, Mumbai.

By Road

The town of Sawai Madhopur is well networked by road to many important cities in north India, like Jaipur, Delhi and so on.

By Train

The town has a railway station of its own. A well-laid rail network links Sawai Madhopur to major railway stations of the country like: Delhi, Jaipur and many others.

Shopping in Sawai Madhopur

Sawai Madhopur is chiefly a wild life destination. There is limited opportunity for shopping in Sawai Madhopur. So people do not actually prefer shopping in Sawai Madhopur.

But if returning from a tour without buying a few souvenirs or local handicrafts may sound impossible to you, Travel.mapsofindia suggests you to shop in Jaipur, instead of shopping in Sawai Madhopur.

Jaipur is the nearest city, which offers excellent shopping opportunity. Explore the variety of traditional Rajasthani handicrafts while shopping in Jaipur. Rajasthan has a rich heritage of handicrafts, which have earned worldwide fame. Popular Rajasthani crafts for shopping include: Tie-and-Dye and block Printed Textiles, Jewellery, Gems and Stones and many other things - in Jaipur all of these items are available in abundance.

You may also opt for shopping in Delhi , which offers fantastic shopping experience. Both in Delhi and Jaipur you would find colorful bazaars with numerous private shops and government run emporia. Check out them for authentic artifacts and reasonable prices.

So, if you were a true shopaholic, shopping in Delhi (link to shopping in Delhi page) or Jaipur (link to Shopping in Jaipur page) (as per your itinerary) would substitute for lack of shopping opportunity in Ranthambore.



Last Updated on : 01/10/2013



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