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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 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).

  • 1 Sawai Madhopur Junction railway station. Sawai Madhopur railway station (Q15275589) on Wikidata Sawai Madhopur Junction railway station on Wikipedia

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 is not recommended. 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:




Take a safari to the national park in nearby Ranthambore.




  • 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.





Almost every hotel in Sawai Madhopur offers free Wi-Fi access.

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