ABOUT SAWAI MADHOPUR:
- Historic town nestling amidst Vindhyas and Aravali ranges is more popular as the ‘gateway’ to famous Ranthambhor Fort and National Park.
MODE OF COMMUNICATION:
- Airport: Sanganer Airport, Jaipur (JAI), 132 kms away from Sawai Madhopur.
- Rail: Sawai Madhopur Railway Station, Sawai Madhopur, 3 kms away from Sawai Madhopur city centre.
- Road: Well connected by road.
SIGHTSEEING AT A GLANCE
FORT & MONUMENTS
Ranthambhor National Park
ATTRACTIONS OF AROUND SAWAI MADHOPUR
- Ranthambhor National Park:
- 14 kms away from Sawai Madhopur.
- Famous Park is named after the Ranthambhor fort, set within its precincts.
- Park sprawls over an area of 392 sq. kms. of dry deciduous and tropical thorn forest with nullahs and waterfalls.
- Perhaps one of the best sites for observing and photographing the majestic tiger.
- Other carnivorous here are leopard, hyena, jackal, fox, caracal, jungle cat, sloth bear and ratel.
- Herbivorous population includes chital, sambar, blue bull and chinkara etc.
- Sambar, the largest Asiatic deer is also the pride of the park.
- Wild boars and langurs are a common sight in the park.
- Among the reptiles, crocodiles can be seen basking in the sun near lakes.
- There are over 300 varieties of birds in the sanctuary.
- Commonly sighted birds include peafowls, parakeets, doves, partridges, storks, egrets, fly catchers, eagles and owls.
- Migratory birds like greylag goose, ruddy shelduck and pintails visit the park during the winters.
- Three artificial lakes the black eagle and the crested hawk eagle can also beauty of the reserve and are also the main source of water for the wildlife.
- Best season for visiting Ranthambhor depends on the special interest of the visitor.
- Park is open for visiting from October to June.
- November to March is considered to be the best months for observing wildlife.
- Ranthambhor Fort:
- 12 kms away from Sawai Madhopur.
- Ancient fort perched atop a steep high creek has been a focal point of historical development of the region.
- Built in 994 AD and has been a symbol of strength and inaccessibility.
- Within the ramparts are relics of magnificent monuments, chhatris (cenotaphs), ponds and lakes reflecting the grandeur of the bygone era.
- Toran Dwar, Mahadeo Chhatri, Sameton Ki Haveli, 32 pillared Chhatri, Mosque and the Ganesh temple are worth seeing.
- 8th century Ganesha temple has emerged as a major attraction of the fort.
- Thousand devotees visit the shrine and seek blessings for happiness and prosperity.