Sawai Madhopur was founded by Madho Singh II and was known as Madhopur till the time Mughal Emperor, Aurangzeb, impressed by Jai Singh''''s wit, bestowed him with a surname of Sawai. From then onwards, Madhopur became Sawai Madhopur.

Located in the eastern part of Rajasthan, Sawai Madhopur''''s claim to fame today is the Ranthambore Fort and Ranthambore National Park. Visit the National Park to catch a glimpse of the majestic Tigers roaming around in the open wilderness and also pay a visit to the imposing fort to turn a page in the history of Rajasthan. There is also a temple en route the park by the name of Amareshwar Mahadeo Temple which can be visited by tourists.

Getting there

  • Location:

    Situated in Eastern Rajasthan (Near Ranthambore).
  • Population:

    97,491.
  • Climate:

  • Summer: 37 C (Max) 23 C (Min)
    Winter: 29.1 C (Max)- 9.3 C (Min).

Travel Informations

  • Area :*

    Spans over 38.10 Sq. Km.
  • Best time to visit :

    October to March
  • Languages Spoken :

    Rajasthani. Hindi, English
  • Major attractions :

    Hills of Aravallis and Vindhayas

Places to visit

Hills of Aravallis and Vindhayas

The village of Sawai Madhopur with the rolling hills of Aravallis and Vindhayas surrounding it is quiet attractive with a pleasant atmosphere. Hence, if a trip to the national park and fort is over, a walk around the village is an interesting option. Also, Sawai Madhopur, along with other nearby villages is quiet well known for its bandhani and lahariya, block printed textiles, silver jewellery, antique furniture, wood, metal handicrafts, carpets as well as its exclusive toys, ethnic ornaments and costumes. Shopping for these items therefore means shopping for a lifelong memory of your visit to Sawai Madhopur.

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