Sawai Madhopur

Sawai Madhopur – Gateway to Ranthambore

Sawai Madhopur is a district in Rajasthan State, which is famous for UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ranthambore National Park. Built by Maharaja Madho Singh I of Jaipur in 1763, the city serves as a gateway to get a chance to witness wildlife in otherwise Desert state. Ranthambore Fort, Ram Bagh Ruins, Galta Mandir are some of the featured tourist spots.

Distances from Sawai Madhopur

City Distance
Delhi 380 km
Agra 375 km
Jaipur 150 km
Ajmer 280 km
Bikaner 500 km
Udaipur 400 km
Jodhpur 460 km
Mount Abu 550 km
Jaisalmer 750 km
Bharatpur 200 km

How to Reach

Air: - There is no airport in Ranthambore. The nearest airport is at Jaipur located at a distance of 180 km. Cabs and taxis are available from the airport to reach Ranthambore.

Train: - Sawai Madhopur is connected to most of the Indian cities. The number of trains moving towards Mumbai from Delhi makes a stop at Sawai Madhopur Junction. Luxury trains, “Palace on Wheels”, “Indian Maharaja” keep it as an important stop on its itineraries.

Road: - Due to smooth, developed and well-maintained roads, Ranthambore is easily accessible to all majors cities.

What to see

Ranthambore National Park

Ranthambore National Park

Ranthambore National Park is one of the largest tiger reserve located in the desert state of Rajasthan. One of the famous hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur, the national park is located 130 km from Jaipur. Spread over an area of 392 sq km., the park is famous for its tiger & is famous to see the majestic predator in its natural habitat. Although open throughout the year, the best time to spot tiger is during winter i.e, November to May. Other than tiger, Indian Leopard, Sambar, Nilgai, Wild Boar, Chital, and many more wild animals can be found there. The Park is home to a wide variety of birds as more than 250 species of birds are found here.

Ranthambore Fort

Ranthambore Fort

Ranthambore Fort is situated near Sawai Madhopur and was built in 944 CE by Chauhan warriors. Located in Ranthambore National Park, it is a perfect location to spot a tiger in the wilderness. Inside the fort, there are three temples dedicated to Lord Ganesha, Lord Shiva and Lord Ramlalaji, which are built from red Karauli stone in mid-12th Century.

Raj Bagh Ruins

Raj Bagh Ruins

Raj Bagh Ruins are a collection of ancient structures like arches, palace outhouses, domes located on the bank of Raj Bagh Talao. Surrounded by Ranthambore National Park, the place is a mix of prehistoric monuments & unmatched natural beauty. If lucky, you might get across a resident tiger.

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