Located on the main Delhi-Mumbai Railway line, resting in the rolling hills of the Aravalli and Vindhyachal ranges, Sawai Madhopur is today a significant place on the tourist map of India. Founded in 1765 A.D., the town is named after its founder Sawai Madho-1 of Jaipur. The place today receives worldwide recognition as it the gateway to the famous Ranthambore National Park. If you are also a wildlife lover, then book yourself with Tour Packages for Sawai Madhopur.
The famous Tiger Reserve of Ranthambore, just 12 kms away from Sawai Madhopur is an important landmark of the place and the reason for its popularity. Ranthambore Wildlife Sanctuary today offers a powerful assortment of flora and fauna. Tigers, the park's pride rule the place and co-exist along with a large numbers of Sambar, Chital, Nilgai, Gazelle, Boars, Mongoose, Indian Hare and Monitor Lizards. Besides this the Park also includes 300 trees, 50 aquatic plants, 272 birds, 12 reptiles including the Marsh Crocodile & amphibians and 30 mammals.
Besides the Ranthambore National Park, other main attractions of the place include the Jogi Mahal, which has now been turned into a visitor's lodge. Overlooking the pretty Padam Talab, the Mahal attracts thousand of visitors every year who come to see the ancient 'Banyan Tree', which is the second largest Banyan in the world.
Major Attractions of Sawai-Madhopur
Adventure With Royal Indian Tiger : The Indian tiger is one of the most royal beasts in the world with an amazing capacity to sneak upon its target without a former warning. It is the most cherished dream of every wildlife zealot. The reserve is an abode to about 25 tigers and 40 leopards, living in perfect harmony with their herbivore counterparts. This Gigantic mammal can best be viewed during early mornings and early evenings, it can also be sighted near the water bodies-Padam Talab, Raj Bagh Talab and Milak Talab
Great Wild Safari Adventure : The best way to hunt the treasures of Ranthambhore is through magnificent wildlife safaris. Tiger sightings are equally common with Canters. However, Jeep safaris are preferable since Jeeps can use smaller tracks and cruise deeper into the dense jungles and grassland. Also, as canter can accommodate 20 people at a time, it can be more noisy and may provoke the animals.
Places to Stay in Sawai-Madhopur
The Kirti tour & Travels has done a lot to retain the traditional flavour in its hotels in and around Sawai-Madhopur. Hotels like RTDC's Khadim, come with AC Deluxe rooms as well as ordinary rooms, which give a comfortable stay in the city. There are also Sarai facilities for the pilgrims. The government sponsored paying guest scheme makes the visitor feel at home.
Climate in Sawai-Madhopur
Sawai-Madhopur weather experiences hot and dry summers. The average temperature remains in the range of 37.0° C (max) to 23° C (min). The climatic conditions of Sawai-Madhopur, Rajasthan in the winter season are cooler, but again dry. The average temperature falls in the range of 29° C (max) to 9° C (min).
How to Get there
Air : The nearest airport to Sawai Madhopur is Jaipur, at a distance of about 180 km from the town.
Rail : Sawai Madhopur has a major railway station, which connects the town with Delhi, Mumbai and other major cities in Western India.
Road : Sawai Madhopur is well connected by roads. The town is easily accessible by road from neighboring cities of Agra, Bharatpur, Delhi, Kota and Jaipur.