“Sawai Madhopur” Tiger City

Brief

Sawai Madhopur is a city and Municipal Council (Nagar Parishad) in the Sawai Madhopur District in Rajasthan state, India. Sawai Madhopur was built as a planned city by Maharaja Madho Singh I of Jaipur (1751 – 1768) and is named after him. 

How to Reach

By Air- Jaipur airport (approx. 180 kms) is the nearest airport to Sawai Madhopur. From Jaipur airport you can opt for bus or train or hire taxi to reach Sawai Madhopur.

By Train- Sawai Madhopur railway station is well connected with all major stations.

By Road- Sawai Madhopur is well connected with all cities, you can choose roadways bus or hire taxi to reach here.

Best Time to Visit

November to March is the best suited time to visit Sawai Madhopur.

Hand Picked Places to Must Visit & Best Eataries of Sawai Madhopur

  1. Ranthambore National Park- Tiger Reserve

Ranthambore National Park is one of the largest national parks in India. It is situated about 11 kilometres from Sawai Madhopur. In 1973, the land became a Project Tiger reserve. Here you will also find the Royal Bengal Tiger.

Attractions in Ranthambore

trinetra ganesh temple, kachida valley, safari, padam talao lake

Jeep Safari Cost(6 seater gypsy)- 750 INR per person

Canter Safari Cost(20 seater bus)- 510 INR per person

Timings

  • Summer- 6 am to 9.30 am & 3 pm to 6.30 pm
  • Winter- 6.30 am to 10 am & 2.30 pm to 6 pm

Location

13km to Sawai Madhopur, Prempura, Rajasthan
  1. Rajiv Gandhi Regional Museum of Natural History
Source: Wikipedia

The Rajiv Gandhi Regional Museum of Natural History, Sawai Madhopur is the country`s fourth regional museum of Natural History with exhibits on plants, animals and geology of the Western region of India. The Museum entry is free of cost.

Key Highlights

  • The museum has opened with only the ground floor, gallery 1 on Biodiversity of Rajasthan or Forests and Wildlife of Rajasthan.
  • The main visitor attractions are the facsimile of animals such as chinkara (gazelle), leopard, lion, and tiger.
  • There is a library in a hall opposite the reception area, where visitors can read books on wildlife of western India, biodiversity of Rajasthan and more.

Timings

10 am to 5 pm

Location

Shilpgram, to, Museum Rd, Ramsinghpura, Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan 322027
  1. Chauth Mata Temple- Built in Year 1451
Source: Clear holidays

The huge and vast temple is built on the hill. There is a flight of 700 steps to reach the temple. Around the temple a verandah has been constructed. It is believed that people who came here, have their wishes fulfilled by the divine favours of the mother goddess. The temple commands a scenic and panoramic beauty.

Timings

6 am to 9 pm

Location

 Old Grain Mandi Rd, City, Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan 322001
  1. Ranthambore Fort- UNESCO World Heritage Site
Source: Google Images

Ranthambore Fort is the major tourist attraction of Sawai Madhopur. The fort was built by Chauhan dynasty in the 10th Century. The fort includes many attractions such include Ganesh Temple, Bird Watching, Toran Dwar, Mahadeo Chhatri and Sametonki Haveli within its premises.

Entry Fee

INR 15

Timings

6 am to 6 pm

Location

2, Ranthambhor Rd, Vigyan Nagar, Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan 322001
  1. Surwal Lake- Ornithologist Paradise

Surwal lake is the best attraction of Sawai Madhopur for the bird watchers. It is the home of approx. 300 bird species, which is considered as the heaven for Ornithologist. The lake is seasonal lake and the best time to watch the beauty of lake is in winter season. This place is good for photographers due to its scenic atmosphere.

Entry Fee- Nil

Timings- No Boundation

Location

Surwal Dam, Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan
  1. All you can eat in Sawai Madhopur
Source: Google Images

As the Sawai Madhopur is in Rajasthan so you must try Rajasthani cuisine at Tiger Trail Restaurant. Try tandoori food and enjoy nightlife at Chandni Chowk open air dining and bar. Visit Gokun Dhani Restaurant in the city for pleasant atmosphere and delicious food. In the sweet dish must try kharbooja ladoo, speciality of Sawai Madhopur.


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