Sawai Madhopur is a city of Rajasthan. The city is famous for its guavas, popularly known as ‘Madhopur guavas’. One of the biggest National Partks of North India, the Ranthambore National Park and the historic Ranthambore Fort which has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site are situated here in this city.
The main tourist attractions here are:
- Ranthambore National Park: The National Park along with its nearby sanctuaries - the Mansingh Sanctuary and the Kaila Devi Sanctuary is spread over an area of 392 sq km. The majority of the inhabitants of the park are tigers. Ranthambore is also a famous heritage site because of the pictorial ruins found in the park.
- Ranthambore Fort: Every part of the fort reflects the ancient Indian culture and philosophy. Ranthambore fort has great influence on the history of Sawai Madhopur. The remains of ancient beautiful architectural monuments, ponds and lakes can be found here. Toran Dwar, Mahadeo Chhatri, Sameton Ki Haveli, 32 pillared Chhatri, Mosque and the Ganesh Temple are the historic monuments found inside the fort.
- Rajiv Gandhi Regional Museum of Natural History: This is an informal center for environmental education and creation of public awareness on conservation of nature and natural resources.
- Shilpgram: It is a Rural Arts and Crafts Complex. The museum here depicts the lifestyles of the folk and tribal people of the West Zone. Within this complex, there are huts of the member states which are constructed blending traditional architectural features of different geographical and ethnic groups residing within the West Zone of India comprising five Federal States.
The nearest airport to Sawai Madhopur is Jaipur and the nearest railway station to Sawai Madhopur is Sawai Madhopur Junction.
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