Sawai Madhopur


The city of Sawai Madhopur in the district Sawai Madhopur is one of the cities of Rajasthan. The city serves as the administrative headquarters of the Sawai Madhopur district. The city is famous for the Ranthambore National Park, one of the largest national parks of the country. Moreover the city is also home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Ranthambore Fort.

The Trinetra Ganesh temple is also a famous attraction of Sawai Madhopur, illustrious for its guavas, called the "Madhopur guavas".

History

The city of Sawai Madhopur was constructed as a planned on 19 January 1763 by Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh I and was named after the ruler himself. Every year 19 January is celebrated as the foundation day of the city of Sawai Madhopur.

  • Altitude : 266 mtrs.
  • Best Season : The best time to visit Sawai Madhopur is during October to April.
  • Climate : Summer : Mean Max. 45°'C Mean Min. 32°'C Winter : Mean Max. 30° 'C Mean Min. 4°'C
  • Clothing : Summer light tropical or cotton Winter Woolen.
Distances from Sawai Madhopur:
Delhi 369 Kms. Agra 287 Kms. Ajmer 266 Kms.
Alwar 209 Kms. Bharatpur 234 Kms. Jaipur 159 Kms.
Jaisalmer 720 Kms. Jodhpur 446 Kms. Mt. Abu 572 Kms.
Ranthambhore 17 Kms.

How to Reach:

Air :The nearest Airport to Sawai Madhopur is the Sanganer Airport (180 km away), which is well connected to Delhi and Mumbai. However, the nearest International Airport is at Delhi.

Rail :The nearest railway station is the Sawai Madhopur Junction (SWM).

Road :The nearest bus stand to Sawai Madhopur is at Nagar.



Ranthambore National Park:

The Ranthambore National park is one of the oldest national parks of the India located in the district of Sawai Madhopur. Once the former hunting ground for the Maharajas of Jaipur, the Ranthambore National Park is home to a great & varied flora and fauna and is far-famed for its tiger population. The wild animals are the national park comprise leopard, wild boar, sambar, nilgai, sloth bear, striped hyena, rhesus macaque, southern plains gray langur, and chital. Additionally, the sanctuary also houses a great variety of birds, reptiles, and the largest banyan trees in India.

Jogi Mahal:

The Jogi Mahal is a rest house owned & maintained by the forest department of Ranthambore. Initially built by the royal families of Jaipur, the Jogi Mahal has served as the hunting abode for the Maharajas. The palace offer the most mesmerizing views of the Padam Talao- a lake dotted with lovely water lilies. The natural setting of the entire palace accompanied with the splendid lake makes this place one of the most peaceful attraction in Sawai Madhopur.

Ranthambore fort:

The massive Ranthambore fort was erected during the 10th century by the Chauhans. One of the oldest forts of the state, the Ranthambore fort is an exemplar of the royal heritage of the state and its vast historic appeal. The Fort complex comprises tanks, massive gates, temples, and walkways. The entrance of the fort is adorned by a massive banyan tree, which is believed to be more than 400 years old.

Chamatkar Temple:

The Chamatkar Temple is an illustrious Jain Temples in the city of Sawai Madhopur. The temple was named after the miracles (Chamatkar) that led to its foundation. According to tales, it is believed that a farmer found a God’s idol after he dug up a place on God’s direction, after the deity appeared in his dreams. Further, the deity told the farmer to put the idol in a chariot and make a temple at the place where the chariot stops. Thus, this site was chosen as the place for the construction of the temple.

Rameshwaram Dham:

The Rameshwaram Dham is a famous Lord Shiva temple located at the confluence of the Banas and Chambal River in the city of Sawai Madhopur. Every year a fair is held at the temple complex during Shiv Ratri attracting a lot of pilgrims and devotees from all over the state as well as from nearby states.

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