About Sawai Madhopur
Amidst the thrilling jungle of Ranthambore, the tourists enjoy the splendid and serene locations of Sawai Madhopur. One of the top notch places for the history buffs, one can also explore the history of this magnificent city. One must not miss out the fort of Ranthambore which is built elegantly and stands firm till date. The open jungle safaris are the most thrilling in this land of wildlife. One can spot species like tigers, bears, leopards and colorful birds of all kinds. The Surwal Lake is the best place to calm your senses and get a relief from the whispering noises of the city. With a number of temples like Amareshwar Mahadeo Temple, Chamatkarji Jain Temple, Chauth Mata Temple, Dushmeshwar Mahadeo Temple and many more, this city also calls for the religious people.
Places To SeeKhandar Fort
This ancient fort is located near the Ranthambore National Park. Perched on top of a hill, the fort has three huge gates at the entrance. The complex houses seven temples, tanks and ponds within its premises. Several Rajput dynasties ruled over the fort, however they were later overthrown by the Mughals and the fort was taken over by them. Given its precarious location on a hilltop, it is easy to understand why it was difficult for enemies to conquer it. Ranthambore Fort
Built in 944 AD, Ranthambore fort is also perched on a hilltop, between the Aravalli Hills and Vindhya Plateau. Inside the fort, you can view Hindu and Jain temples as well as a mosque. There are also several water bodies that attract both native and migratory birds. From the fort, you can also get a bird’s eye view of the Ranthambore National Park. Chamatkarji Jain temple
Believed to be more than 400 years old, the Chamatkarji Jain temple is one of the most important religious sites in Sawai Madhopur. The common belief is that the temple has magical powers and hence its name. Devotees come here to pay their obeisance and experience its supernatural powers. The temple is dedicated to Shree Adinath Bhagwan. Amareshwar Mahadeo Temple
Set against the backdrop of lush hills, the Amareshwar Mahadeo Temple attracts not only the devotees but also those who wish to commune with nature. The tranquil surroundings and meditative atmosphere rejuvenate the body, mind and soul. Chauth Mata Temple
The temple honors the reigning deity of the region - Chauth Mata. It is situated about 35 kms from the city, amidst breathtaking meadows. The structure is made of marble stone and reflects traditional Rajputana style of architecture. Tip
: Note that you need to climb a long flight of steps to reach the temple.
Things to doThe Ranthambore National Park
One of the largest wildlife reserves in North India, Ranthambore National Park has one of the highest tiger populations in the country. In fact, in 1973 it was included in the first phase of the Project Tiger and then awarded park status in 1980. Apart from the tiger, the park also houses several other animals and endangered species such as wild boars, hyenas, leopards, and marsh crocodiles. Tip
: The best time to visit the national park is from November to when the dry deciduous forests make animal viewing more common. The Jogi Mahal
Built by the royal family of Jaipur, the Jogi Mahal served as their lodge and forest guest house. From the guest house, you can enjoy the scenic views of the Padam Talao. Jogi Mahal has another attraction to its credit – it houses a gigantic banyan tree, the second largest banyan tree in India. Rameshwaram Ghat
The ghat celebrates the confluence of two rivers, Chambal and Banas. The area is very popular with the wildlife and birds. Nature enthusiasts come here to see the native birds as well as the hordes of migratory birds that make a stop here. The waters are a natural habitat for diverse aquatic life including alligators, crocodiles, and endangered river dolphins. Sawai Man Singh Sanctuary
The sanctuary is set at the intersection of two mountain ranges, Aravalli and Vindhayan Hills. It encompasses green forests and an abundance of plant life. Animal life within the sanctuary includes panthers, chinkara, nilgai, chitals, and wild boars. Birds are represented by stone curlews quails, minivets, flycatchers, peacocks, vultures, sand grouses, parakeets, orioles, and sparrows.