Sawai Madhopur

Sawai Madhopur is a city and Municipal Corporation (Nagar Parishad) in the Sawai Madhopur District in Rajasthan state, India. It is the administrative headquarters of Sawai Madhopur District of Rajasthan.Sawai Madhopur District comes under Bharatpur Divisional Commissionerate. Near to Sawai Madhopur is the Ranthambore National Park which is 7 km from the railway station and Ranthambore Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In Sawai Madhopur is the Trinetra Ganesh temple. Guavas are grown in the 40 Km region around the city. Sawai Madhopur was built as a planned city by Maharaja Madho Singh I of Jaipur (1751 – 1768) and is named after him. Construction began on 19 January 1763 and Sawai Madhopur celebrates its foundation day annually. The Sawai Madhopur Lodge, now a hotel, survives as a relic of the days of tiger hunting. The lodge was built in 1936 by Maharaja Man Singh II (1912 – 1971) and used as a hunting lodge until his death. The two-story building is constructed in a crescent shape with a long verandah. Queen Elizabeth of England visited the lodge in January 1961.

Tourism Information

Ranthambore National Park

Ranthambore National Park is one of the largest national parks in India. It is situated about 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) from Sawai Madhopur. In 1955, it was established as the Sawai Madhopur Game Sanctuary. In 1973, the land became a Project Tiger reserve. The area was renamed the Ranthambore National Park in 1980. In 1984, the adjacent forests were declared the Sawai Man Singh Sanctuary and Keladevi Sanctuary, and in 1991 the tiger reserve was enlarged to include Sawai Man Singh and Keladevi sanctuaries.

Rajiv Gandhi Regional Museum of Natural History

On 23 December 2007, the foundation stone laying ceremony of Rajiv Gandhi Regional Museum of Natural History in Sawai Madhopur, was officiated by Hamid Ansari, Vice President of India. The museum focusses on the environment of the western arid region of India.

Shilpgram

Shilpgram is Sawai Madhopur's rural arts and crafts complex. It is a living ethnographic museum of the West Zone of India which includes five federal states. Special emphasis is laid on workshops for children on arts, crafts, theatre, and music.

Galta mandir

The Galta temple is a historic Shri Ram-Sita temple situated in the old city..