Best Tourist Season (October – March)
Airport: Nearest Airport is Jaipur 165 km
Railway: Sawai Madhopur is linked by rail with Ahmedabad, Bharatpur, Delhi, Indore, Jaipur, Kota, Mumbai and Udaipur
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 – a city and a municipality in District Sawai Madhopur in Rajasthan State.
Gateway to the world-renowned Ranthambore 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.
Summer maximum of 37°C and minimum 23°C
Winters maximum 29°C and minimum 9°C Rainfall 68 cm)
Population – 121,106 (as of 2011 India census)
Males – 53%
Females – 47%
Sawai Madhopur has an average literacy rate of 79.44 percent which is greater than the national rate of 74.04%.
Male literacy is 90.09%, and female literacy is 67.98%.
In Sawai Madhopur, 12.89 percent of the population is under 6 years of age.
Sightseeing in Sawai Madhopur
Ranthambore Fort: The fortress of Ranthambore, founded in 994 AD by the Chauhan Rajputs. This imposing fort is perched atop a hill at an altitude of over 200 meters amidst dense forest. After the defeat of Prithviraj III, the Chauhan king, by Muhammad of Ghor in 1192, Ranthambore, led by Govinda Raja, grandson of Prithviraj, became the center of Chauhan resistance to the expanding Sultanate of Delhi. Govinda Raja was succeeded by his son Balhana.
Ranthambore National Park: This wildlife reserve figures amongst the notable national parks in India. Tiger and other wildlife viewing opportunities are in abundance here. Ranthambore National Park is a favorite for the tourists with a special interest in wildlife because of its extensive flora and fauna.
The sprawling dry deciduous forest of Dhok in Ranthambore is well known for tigers and an encounter with this predator is not rare here. Sambar, cheetal, nilgai, wild boar, chinkara and langur are prominent prey species of tiger. Also, the peafowl forms a major menu item of this big cat.
Placid water of three lakes – Padam Talab, Rajbagh and Milak Talab – in the park beckon large numbers of migratory and local birds.