Places to visit in Sawai Madhopur Tourist Places Rajasthan India

This historic town nestling amidst Vindhyas and Aravali ranges is more popular as the ‘gateway’ to the famous Ranthambhor Fort and National Park.

Ranthambhor National Park (14 km)

The famous park is named after the Ranthambhor fort, set within its precincts.  The park sprawls over an area of 392 sq km of dry deciduous and tropical thorn forest with nullahs and waterfalls. It is perhaps one of the best sites for observing and photographing the majestic tiger.  Other carnivores here are, leopard, hyena, jackal, fox, caracal, jungle cat, sloth bear and ratel.  The herbivorous population includes chital, sambar, blue bull and chinkara etc.  Sambar, the largest Asiatic deer is also the pride of the park.  In fact, nowhere else one may see sambars so frequently durng the day time.  Wild boars and langurs are a common sight in the park.  Among the reptiles, crocodiles can be seen basking in the sun near the lakes and there is also small presence of pythons.  There are over 300 varieties of birds in the sanctuary.  The commonly sighted birds include peafowls, parakeets, doves, partridges, stroks, egrets, fly catchers, eagles and owls.  Migratory birds like greylag goose, ruddy shelduck and pintails visit the park during winters.  Some rare birds like the black eagle and the crested hawk eagle can also be seen here.  The three artificial lakes, Rajbag, Padam Talab and malik Talab add to the beauty of the reserve and are also the main source of water for the wildlife.  These are fine places to observe the wildlife, as animals congregate here for a drink.  The beautiful Jogi mahal overlooking the preety Padam Talab, at the foot of the fort has a forest Rest House.  The best season for visiting Ranthambhor depends on the special interest of the visitor.  The park is open for visitors from October to June.  But, November to March are considered to be the best months for observing wildlife.


Ranthambor Fort

The ancient fort perched atop a steep high creek has been a focal point of historical developments of the region.  It is said to be built in 994 AD and has been a symbol of strength and inaccessibility.  The fort witnessed several attacks and seizes by the rulers of Delhi and Agra.  Rao Hamir was the most illustrious ruler to sit on the throne of Ranthambhor fort.  He fought against Alauddin Khiliji in 1301.
Within the ramparts are relics of magnificent monuments, chhatris (cenotaphs), ponds and lakes reflecting the grandeur of the bygone era.  It is indeed a splendid sentinel to ancient character of Indian culture and philosophy.  Toran Dwar, Mahadeo Chhatri, Sameton Ki Haveli, 32 pillared chhatri, Mosque and the Ganesh temple are worth seeing.  The 8thcentury Ganesh temple has emerged as a major attraction of the fort.  Thousands of devotees visit the shrine and seek blessings for happiness and prosperity.  A large number of wedding invitations are received through postal mail, inviting Lord Ganesha to visit and bless the wedding ceremony.

Sawai Madhopur Map

Sawai Madhopur Distance Guide

Alwar 310 Km
Banswara 565 Km
Barmer 641 Km
Bharatpur 191 Km
Bhilwara 247 Km
Bikaner 486 Km
Bundi 111 Km
Chittaurgarh 257 Km
Churu 356 Km
Dungarpur 475 Km
Ganganagar 625 Km
Jaipur 172 Km
Jaisalmer 720 Km
Jhalawar 233 Km
Jhunjhunun 335 Km
Jodhpur 419 Km
Kota 148 Km
Nagaur 411 Km
Pali 434 Km
Ajmer 249 Km
Sikar 274 Km
Sirohi 545 Km
Tonk 74 Km
Udaipur 373 Km