Sawai Madhopur (Rajasthan)
Sawai Madhopur - a city and a municipality in District Sawai Madhopur in Rajasthan State. Gateway to the world renowned Ranthambhore National Park - one of the two national parks of the State under Project Tiger. Sawai Madhopur - built as a planned city by Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh - I of Jaipur (1750 - 1768) and named the township after his own name. Sawai Madhopur makes a good place to stay for excursions into the Ranthambore National Park.
Sawai Madhopur Quick facts
Sawai Madhopur Geography and Climate
Geographical Area 5042.99 Sq.Kms.
Best time to visit Sawai Madhopur
In contrast, the weather in winter tends to be quite cold, with lows of 8°C being quite common, and highs making it up to 20-24°C. Frost on the ground in the morning after a cold winter night is not uncommon. Sawai Madhopur’s rainy season occurs during July and August, when significant rain does fall, filling up reservoirs around the area. The best time to visit is between October and March, when climatic conditions are at their most pleasant.
Sawai Madhopur Distance(s)
How to reach Sawai Madhopur by Road
Ajmer 275 km, Bharatpur 250 km, Bundi 125 km, Dausa 110 km, Delhi 450 km (via Jaipur), Jaipur 185 km, Kota 165 km, Madhogarh 95 km, Pushkar 210 km, Tonk 80 km. Sawai Madhopur is well connected by road to Agra (226 km).
How to reach Sawai Madhopur by Rail
Sawai Madhopur has a railway station of its own. The Kota Janshatabadi and August Kranti Rajdhani connects Sawai Madhopur to Delhi while Bombay Central - Jaipur Express connects it to Mumbai.
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How to reach Sawai Madhopur by Air
The nearest airport from Sawai Madhopur is Sanganer Airport at Jaipur which is at a distance of 175 km. Jaipur, being the capital of Rajasthan and a tourist hub is well connected to all the major destinations within and outside Rajasthan.
Sawai Madhopur Festivals and culture
Sawai Madhopur Festivals
Ganesh Chaturti is the most important festival of Sawai Madhopur; Shiv Ratri is also celebrated.
Sawai Madhopur Culture
Sawai Madhopur Religious Places
The Ranthambore Ganesh temple, Chamatkar temple and Shiwad temple are some of the popular religious sites.
Sawai Madhopur Entertainment and Night Life
Sawai Madhopur Adventure
Jeep safari, Canter Trips
Sawai Madhopur Nightlife
With game drives starting at 6 am, most people would retire to bed after dinner. For those hardy souls who wanted some wild nightlife, there was a makeshift bar in the grounds and drinks would be served on the lawns.
Sawai Madhopur Shopping
For those interested in shopping, Sawai Madhopur proves to be a shopper’s delight with wide and colourful array of jewellery, textiles, furniture, antiques, carpets and handicrafts.
Famous To Eat at Sawai Madhopur
While in Sawai Madhopur, be sure to try some of the traditional Rajasthani food. Kebabs, kachori, laddoo, lachha parantha, safed maas and laal maas are some of the popular dishes.
Sawai Madhopur Museum and Hill Stations
RMNH Sawai Madhopur
Gardens and Parks at Sawai Madhopur
The highlight of the trip to Sawai Madhopur is the visit to the Ranthambore National Park, which is one of the finest habitats in the world for the Tigers. November to April is the ideal time to visit when the temperature ranges from 2ºC to 3OºC.
Lake at Sawai Madhopur
Surwal Lake, located about 20 km from Sawai Madhopur, is a shallow seasonal lake. Nestled between agricultural fields, this lake is home to different kinds of migratory birds during the winter. Painted storks, flamingoes, spoonbills, sarus cranes, graylag goose can be seen in large numbers in between November and March.
Sawai Madhopur Seasonals
Sawai Madhopur, with its sub-tropical dry climate, has three very well defined seasons - summers, winters and monsoons.
Sawai Madhopur Tips
Sawai Madhopur Travel Tips
Sawai Madhopur is a safe place during daylight hours, but caution should be exercised when walking around the city after dark. It is not a good idea, for example, to walk alone in any poorly lit or deserted places after the sun goes down. As in other parts of India, increasing wealth for some segments of society has created an even greater disparity in incomes and seems to have brought about an increase in crime – particularly petty theft and other personal crimes.
Sawai Madhopur Tourist Offices
Basic tourist information for Sawai Madhopur will be available at the Jaipur Airport. For more detail and additional assistance, it’s best to contact the Sawai Madhopur Tourist Reception Centre at the RTDC Hotel Vinayak on Ranthambhore road. There’s also a tourist information counter at the main rail station.