Sawai Madhopur Tourism

Sawai Madhopur Tourism

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Sawai Madhopur Info

  • State: Rajasthan
  • Famous for/as: Jungle
  • District: Sawai Madhopur
Sawai Madhopur was named by Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh I of Jaipur after himself during his rule from 1750-1768. It is a city and administrative headquarter in the state of Rajasthan. Built as a well planned city, the area was initially ruled by a Rajput Emperor, Raja Hammir Dev, who belonged to the Chauhan Dynasty. Later the area got destroyed when it was invaded by Allaudin Khiljee.

A prominent city in western India, Sawai Madhopur shares its borders with Dausa District in the north, Tonk District in the east, Bundi District in the south-east and Karauli District in the north-west. Chambal River and Kota District are also adjacent to Sawai Madhopur.

The area is well known for its guavas, which are popularly referred as ‘Madhopur Guavas’ in Rajasthan. Sawai Madhopur in addition to its rich historical past, which is depicted in the magnificent Ranthambore Fortress, is also home to the Ranthambore National Park.

The town of Sawai Madhopur has many attractions like the Mahadeo Chattri, Ranthambore Ganesh Temple, Chouth Mata Temple, Amareshwar Mahadeo Temple and the Rameshwaram Dham. The Ranthambore Fort, with its rich, glorious past and intricate architecture provides a glimpse of the yesteryears of Indian history.

Sameton Ki Haveli and the Toran Dwar are other attractions of the city. Fairs and festivals in this town are well known in the whole of Rajasthan, which can help tourists get a glimpse of the Rajasthani tradition and culture.

The best time to visit Sawai Madhopur is from November to April. Sawai Madhopur is well connected to Jaipur, Delhi and other major cities by road. The nearest airport is at Jaipur, while the town has a rail station of its own which is connected to major rail stations in the country.

Best time to visit Sawai Madhopur in the next six months

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Sawai Madhopur Traveller Reviews

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Saurabh  Tiwari

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  • Saurabh Tiwari
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 7 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  1503 readers

"Ranathambore Tiger Reserve"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jun 18, 2016
Ranathambore Tiger reserve is one of the place where there is 100% of chances of spotting tigers. We were too privileged to get this chance.
This is a very nice place, though not so big as compared to Corbett National park, since only 20% of reserve is open for visitors but again because of this the chance of spotting the tigers is higher. The roads are so natural that often you will get bumpy rides during your visit which actually makes a complete trip to jungle.
At the testing spot inside the jungle we have observed friendly cum greedy birds which may even sit on your head in search of food as if they are asking for their share but don't worry they will not harm you.
About spotting tigers we have found tiger crossing roads in front of our gipsy, which was quite fascinating. Other than that the jungle is full of peacocks, dears and monkeys. There is a lake also in the jungle in which we spotted 4-5 crocodiles.
The jungle is closed from July to September. The nearest railway station is Sawaimadhopur and the nearest Airport is Jaipur.
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Prathvi raj Itawa

  • Tourist
  • Prathvi raj Itawa
  • Lives in Sawai Madhopur
  • 1 Review
  •  110 readers

"Very good tourist place"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Feb 20, 2016
Sawai Madhopur is famous of Ranthambhore Tiger, it is 13 km from SWM railway station. It is very best place for tour with family and couple so don't miss that place. There are Trinetra Ganesh Temple are famous in the world. Amareshwar Mahadev is the temple of famous in city.
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Ajinkya Dhekne

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  • Ajinkya Dhekne
  • Beachbum
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 4 photos
  • 10 Reviews
  •  6 helpful votes
  •  4196 readers

"Visit only for Ranthambore National Park-average Village."

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Nov 8, 2015
One should visit this place only if they want to visit Ranthanmbore National Park, The national park is awesome but when you travel from long distance just to visit National park & you have to stay in a Village i.e Sawai-Madhopor, Out side food-hotels are unhygienic, even you can call them dirty, if a visually one can sense the food hotels are unhygienic then no need to visit their kitchen. The village has terrific hotels such as Oberoi & Abrar palace but lets be real everybody cant afford Oberoi. There is nothing in village to visit except for Ranthambore National-Park. Roads are narrow, somewhere good -somewhere heavily struck down. I will advice others to search hotels for stay with indoor activities & with good kitchen.
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Tushar Aher

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  • Tushar Aher
  • Lives in Pune
  • 1 Review
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"Place for wild life lovers"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Oct 27, 2015
Must visit place for wildlife lovers. Tigers is the main attraction for this trip. Call your self lucky if you see one. Situated near to the madhopur village where one can stay. Staying is not an issue because from budget room to lavish suite everything is available.
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Tarit Ray

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  • Tarit Ray
  • Lives in Gurgaon
  • 34 Reviews
  •  59 helpful votes
  •  18815 readers

"Great palce to visit a tiger reserve"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Mar 26, 2015
Ranthambhor has one of the largest tiger populations and has 10 routes to tour the jungle. It has hotels suiting every budget and I would advise you to stick to eating meals inside the hotel only. Apart from the sanctuary, the forts and temples are worth seeing. Train connectivity is also good.
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Rajiv Kapoor

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  • Rajiv Kapoor
  • Lives in Agartala
  • 2 Reviews
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"Wonderful place to visit"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Nov 4, 2014
After we landed the Railway Station was not so good and we thought that whether the trip would be okay. We had booked an accommodation in "Vatika Resort". We reached over there. After occupying room we were quite amused because the location was wonderful. We were having a feeling that we are in a lush green garden. We had gone with two basic purposes. To visit temples and Ranthambore. We really enjoyed and our purpose of visiting was totally served. We would like to visit again and would prefer to stay in the same hotel.
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Trilok Chand

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  • Trilok Chand
  • Lives in Jaipur
  • 1 Review
  •  2 helpful votes
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"The hub of tourism"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Aug 28, 2014
I have travel here first time before ten years ago with my family and really enjoyed this tourist hub. There are Ranthambore Game Century, Sitamat temple, Amreshwar Mahadev temple, Ganesh temple. This very pleasant to see greenery. I have visited this tourist hub multiple times.
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Sunny Wadhwa

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  • Sunny Wadhwa
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 3 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  1980 readers

"An experience with the wild life"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Aug 16, 2014
We visited sher bagh in the month of March 2014. We impressed by resort manager on our arrival at the resort from welcome drink to inform us everything about the resort so nicely. We must admit this person is asset of this property...we enjoyed 6 safaris and lucky to take video shooting for a considerable period for two tigers, one leopard. Many crocs, herbivores, splendid birds including a rarest video of owl taking bath in a stream early in the morning.
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Dinesh Ozadinesh

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  • Dinesh Ozadinesh
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  • Lives in Mumbai
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"Ranthambore N P"

  • Posted Mar 6, 2013
Sawaimadhopur is an important Rly. Stn. on Mumbai-Delhi, Mumbai-Jaipur routes. It is the nearest Rly.Stn to reach Ranthambore National Park.The entire route from Rly. Stn to N P is dotted with Hotels, budge tones and luxurious too. RTDC has 2 hotels. Hotel Vinayak also has swiss tents accommodation during the season from Oct. to Mar.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: There are no restaurants nearby and you have to depend on the hotel for your food. Usually the food is good, north-indian style and so spicy.For sight seeing you have to take park safari either by Gypsy or Canters, You can visit Ranthambore Fort, and Shri Ganesh temple, about 20 Mins. of up-hill climb.

Activities & things to do: Tourists come here for park safaris and there are not much activities here. Usually hotels have a shop for handicrafts items etc.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: For Mumbaikars, Jaipur superfast express is ideal for journey to Sawaimadhopur. Leaving Mumbai at 6-50 p.m and reaching the next day at 10-30 a.m.
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Vinod Jindal

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  • Vinod Jindal
  • Heritage seeker
  • 3 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  4666 readers

"wildlife sanctury"

  • Posted Feb 26, 2013
It is on the way from Delhi to Mumbai. Easy to reach. Hotels are very reasonables. only wildlife sanctuary is to see.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food is average, nothing to shopping sight seeing is only visit to Jungle

Activities & things to do: visit to Jungle. Heard that only Route number 4 is important other route are just to visit.nothing special

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: nothing
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