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Sawai Madhopur

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Ranthambhore Fort

Sawai Madhopur is in the Bharatpur Division of Rajasthan.


Sawai Madhopur was founded by and named after Sawai Madho Singh I in 1763. The current population of the city is approximately 125,000 people. It is generally used by travelers as a place to stay while visiting Ranthambore, 11 km away.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

The nearest airport is located in Jaipur.

By train[edit]

There are direct connections by train between Sawai Madhopur and Kota (1.5 hours), Jaipur (2 hours), Bharatpur (3 hours), Ajmer (4 hours), Delhi (4+ hours), Agra (5 hours), and Mumbai (13 hours).

By bus[edit]

Buses to Jaipur (6 hours) leave several times per day from a bus stand located near the overpass.

Traveling by bus from jaipur to Sawai Madhopur not recomended. The buses are very slow, dirty and uncomfortable- the train is clearly a better option.

Get around[edit]

The city can be explored by foot.


Most visitors to Sawai Madhopur visit nearby Ranthambore, which has a fort and a famous national park.

However, there are several attractions within the city:



  • Chamatkar Temple (3km from the railway station). A Jain temple.
  • Bhairon Temple (On top of the hill).


Take a safari to the national park in nearby Ranthambore.


  • [dead link] Dhonk, +91 9166167005, e-mail: . 9AM-5PM. Similar to Dastkar, this is a project that provides local women an opportunity to earn income by producing crafts. Items can also be purchased online from the website.



  • Manisha Restaurant, Ranthambhore Road, +91 96102 22361. Vegetarian café popular with the locals. Mains: ₹80-160.


  • Ranthambhore Chokhi Dhani, Ranthambhore Road, +91 98282 14049. Popular for daal baht.



Almost every hotel and restaurant serves alcohol and coffee.

There are also several alcohol stores on ranthambhore road near the hotels.


Many hotels are located on the edge of the city on Ranthambhore Road. Safari operators will pick up from these hotels by jeep for visits to Ranthambore. It is best to book online on local indian websites like goibibo, which include more hotels and often much cheaper rates.


  • Ankur Resort, Ranthambhore Road, +91 7462 220792, e-mail: . 40 cottages and 20 rooms. Popular with tour groups. ₹1,600.
  • Pink palace, right after the "T" shaped overpass south west of the train station. asking 800 for clean AC double rooms. IT's actually in the city which might be a plus.
  • Green Valley Ranthambore, Ranthambore Road, +91 81301 74421. Cheaper rates can usually be found online, making this one of the cheapest hotels in the area. Single: ₹2,000-2,500; Double: ₹2,500-3,000.
  • RTDC Hotel Vinayak, Ranthambhore Road, +91 7462 221 333, e-mail: . Operated by the Rajasthani government. Basic but well-priced hotel. Single: ₹1,600 in offseason, ₹2,300 in high season; Double: ₹2,600 in offseason, ₹2,990 in high season.


  • Jhoomar Baori Castle, Ranthambhore Road, e-mail: . Former summer rest house of Jaipur rulers. Operated by the Rajasthani government. From ₹3,600.



Almost every hotel in Sawai Madhopur offers free WiFi access.

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