Famous as the gateway to the world famous Ranthambore National Park, Sawai Madhopur is located at a distance of about 180 km from Jaipur in Rajasthan. The Ranthambore National Park lies only at a distance of 12 km from the town. Located near the outer fringes of the Thar Desert, Sawai Madhopur is flanked by the Aravali Ranges from one side and Vindhya Ranges from the other. Developed as the hunting ground of the Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh in 1765 AD, the town still attracts thousands of wildlife lovers from all over the world.
Sawai Madhopur is also famous for its beautiful arts and crafts including Ranthambore paintings. While in Sawai Madhopur, you can shop for traditionally embroidered and mirrored clothes, paintings, Rajasthani turbans, puppets and other handicraft items as souvenirs and memorabilia for your family and friends back at home. The Ranthambore School of Art is located near the town of Sawai Madhopur and patronizes the paintings from the local villagers. Generally, the main theme of the paintings here is the wildlife of Ranthambore, especially tigers. On your Palace on Wheels tour to Sawai Madhopur, you can enjoy shopping for beautiful paintings, depicting tigers in various moods and poses. Here you will also find T-shirts, postcards, posters and greeting cards with pictures of tigers, birds and other wild animals.
Besides its proximity to the Ranthambore National Park, Sawai Madhopur is also closely located to Tonk, Karauli and Mahaveerji- other famous tourist destinations in Rajasthan, known for various monuments and colorful markets
How to Reach
By Air: The nearest airport to Sawai Madhopur is Jaipur, at a distance of about 180 km from the town.
By Rail: Sawai Madhopur has a major railway station, which connects the town with Delhi, Mumbai and other major cities in Western India.
By Road: Sawai Madhopur is well connected by roads. The town is easily accessible by road from neighboring cities of Agra, Bharatpur, Delhi, Kota and Jaipur.
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