on the main Delhi Mumbai railway line Sawai Madhopur is the gateway to the
world renowned Ranthambhar National Park-the famous tigers reserve, just
12 km away from here.
Ranthambhor has been a witness to the rise and fall of many rulers and a
series of battle scenes.
In the 13th century A.D., Govinda, the grandson of Prithviraj Chauhan took
over the reign of the land. Later his successor Vagbhatta beautified the
city and built a noteworthy temple at Jhain.
In the middle of 15th century A.D., Rana Kumbha captured the fort and gifted
it to his son to be occupied later by the Hada Rajputs of Bundi and Mughal
Emperors Akbar and Aurangazeb. Mughal emperor Shah Alam gifted it to Maharaja
Sawai Madho Singh 1 of Jaipur in 1754 and since then it was mainted as trhe
hunting preserve of the Maharaja sawai madho Singh queen wlizabeth II and
the duke of edinburgh were part of the royal part of hunting parties who
Places to See in Sawai Madhopur
National Park. :
The 392 sq.km park comprises of dry deciduous forest sprawling over the
undulating terrain of the Arvalli and Vindhaan ranges. The park is one of
the finest tiger reserves in the country under the project tiger. The majestc
predators assured if protection roam freely during the day times and can
be seen at close quarters. Ranthambtor sanctuary has large number of sambhar,
chital nigai chinkar langur wild boar and peafowl.
A system of three pretty artificial lakes padam talsb rajbagh and Milak
talab alongwith a number of anicuits are part of the biosphere. Beside enhancing
the scenic beauty of the park, they are an important source of water for
the inhabitants of the park. While deer congregate here to drink water fresh
water cocodile can be seen basking in the winter sun to regulate their body
temperture. The lake also attracts a large number of migratory and local
birds. The local fauna of the park includes leopard hyena jackal jungle
cat sloth bear and a little population of pythons. The lovely jogi Mahal
overlooking the pretty Padam Talab at the foot of the fort has a forest
rest house. Other accommodation outside the fort also ensures a comfortable
stay. The best time to visit is between November and April. Jeeps are available
to take you around the park.
The Fort :
Ranathambhors royal past manifesests itself in the wel presered
imposing fort, built in 1994 A.D. atop a steep high creek 200 metros above
sea level ruined pavilions walls chatris and splendid
interspresed within the majestic fort, An 8th century A.D Ganesh temple
on an open land attracts thousands of devottes and id the venue for an annual
fair held on Bhadrapad sudi Chaturthi fouth day of the bright half in the
month of Bhadra.
How to Get There :
Jaipur 165km is the nearest airport.
Located on the Delhi Mumbai main railway line, it is well connected with
Jaipur and other major tourist centres. Some important train conections
are : 4005 expess (hazarat Nizamuddin Sawai Madhopur-Shamgarh); Golden Temple
mail(Mumbai-Sawai madhopur jammu)avadh Express (Mumbai-Sawai Madhopur-Gorakpur);
Dehradun Express (Mumbai-Sawai Madhopur-Dehradun
A good network of bus services connect aswai Madhopur with many places.
Local Transport :
Un-metered taxis and auto-rickshaws and tongas.
Where to stay :
RTDC Hotel Jhoomar Baori; RTDC Hotel Vinayak Sawai madhopur Lodge; PWD Rest
House. Also a wide range of connection of different categories.
General Information :
Mean Max. mean min. Summer : 37.C 23.C Winter : 29.C 9.1 C
Best Season :