Tourism Places In sawai madhopur

Best Time to Visit : October to March

Ranthambore Fort
 Ranthambore Fort Ranthambore Fort is on top of a rocky outcrop in the centre of the forest where the Aravallis and the Vindya hills meet, the this Fort, stretched across an area of 7 kilometers presents a magnificent sight. The Ranthambore Fort is supposedly built by a Chauhan warrior in 944 AD. Because of its strategic location, the Ranthambore Fort has been one of the most coveted, but difficult to overthrow forts of India. Many rulers have attacked this fort , like Alauddin Khilji, Qutub-ud-din Aibak, Bahadur Shah etc. After being ruled by Raja Hammir in 11th century and Akbar in 1558-59, the Ranthambore Fort was given back to the Jaipur rulers who eventually preserved the forest areas around it, leading to the creation of the Ranthambore National Park. One of the main attractions of the Ranthambore Fort is the story that is connected to its history. It is said that during an invasion, almost over a thousand women once committed mass suicide or sati because they found that to be of more respect than to surrender in the hands of the invaders.The appeal of the story of sacrifice itself drags in a thousand of visitors every year. Other attractions at the Ranthambore Fort include the magnificent interiors of the Fort and its exquisite craftsmanship. There are also a number of temples inside the Ranthambore Fort. The Ranthambore Fort is one of the oldest forts in India with a lot of amazing architectural wonders inside. The Hammir court is a magnificent place whose acoustics can be heard till the other end of the building. There is the Gupt Ganga which is a flight of stairs leading to the perennial stream. There are also a number of temples and a mosque inside the Ranthambore Fort, the most famous of them being the one dedicated to Lord Ganesha and Lord Hanuman.

Ranthambhor Ganesh Temple
 Ranthambhor Ganesh Temple  Ganesha Temple is major attraction of the sawai madhopur, thousands of people come from every corner of the country come over here, and seek blessings from the Lord for happiness and prosperity. One interesting aspect is the mail that is sent to Lord Ganesha consisting mainly of wedding invitations. A fair is held on Bhadrapad Sudi Chaturthi over here.

Amareshwar Mahadeo Temple
 Amareshwar Mahadeo Temple  Amareshwar Mahadeo Temple is On the way to Ranthambhor National Park, nestled amidst the high hills is the sacred Amareshwar Mahadeo temple. This is a famous picnic spot in sawai madhopur.

Ranthambore National Park
 Ranthambore National Park  Ranthambore National Park is one of the most significant tourist attractions in sawai madhopur. This is world famous National Reserve situated in Rajasthan near sawai madhopur. Earlier the hunting preserve of the Maharajas of Jaipur, the Park at Ranthambore was once the scene of royal hunting parties. Today, it is famous for its tigers and is one of the best places in the country to see these majestic predators in the wild. A good time to visit is between November and April when the nature of the dry deciduous forests makes sightings common. Declared a sanctuary in 1955, it became a Tiger Reserve in 1979 under Project Tiger. The Park which covers an area of 392 sq. km. is set between the Aravalli and Vindhya ranges. Its deciduous forests were once a part of the magnificent jungles of Central India. Ranthambore National Park is one of the largest and most famous national parks in northern India. It is situated in sawai madhopur district of southeastern Rajasthan, about 130 km from Jaipur, which is also the nearest airport. The nearest town and railway station is at sawai madhopur, about 11 km away. Ranthambhore was established as the sawai madhopur Game Sanctuary in 1955 by the Government of India, and was declared one of the Project Tiger reserves in 1973. Ranthambhore became a national park in 1980. In 1984, the adjacent forests were declared the Sawai Man Singh Sanctuary and Keladevi Sanctuary, and in 1991 the tiger reserve was enlarged to include Sawai Man Singh and Keladevi sanctuaries. Ranthambore wildlife sanctuary is famous for its tigers and is one of the best places in India to see these majestic predators in the jungle. Tigers can be easily spotted even during the day Time. Good time to visit Ranthambore National park is in November and May when the nature of the dry deciduous forests makes sightings common. Its deciduous forests were once a part of the magnificent jungles of Central India. The park lies at the edge of a plateau, and is bounded to the north by the Banas River and to the south by the Chambal River. There are several lakes in the park. It is named for the historic Ranthambhore fortress, which lies within the national park. The park covers an area of 392 km square, and is famous for its tiger population, and is one of India's Project Tiger reserves. Other major wild animals include the tiger, leopard, nilgai, dhole, wild boar, sambar, hyena, sloth bear and chital. It is also home to wide variety of trees, plants, birds and reptiles. Ranthambore is also the site for one of the largest banyan trees in India. During the past few years, there has been a decline in tiger population in Ranthambore due to poaching and other reasons. However there were some tigers who succeeded in carrying on their genes even in such circumstances. A tigress known as "Lady of the Lakes" was, at a very young age, separated from her parents due to increase poaching in the area. The young tigress was called Macchli since she had a mark on her body which resembled a fish. She grew up with great determination for ruling the jungle. She mated with a male who resided just beside her territory and gave birth to three female cubs, the most famous being dubbed 'Macchli - The Junior' in a documentary. Despite Macchli also being the name of her mother, the young cub found herself stuck with the designation. The father of the younger Macchli died early due to an unknown disease, which was confirmed when forest officer Fateh Singh Rathod saw him in Ranthambore. After this, the elder Macchli found the scent of a different male, known as Bumburam, and mated with him. She gave birth to two cubs. Baccha is believed to be her grandson

Animal Kingdom
 Ranthambore National Park  The tigers can be spotted quite often even during the day, at their normal pursuits - hunting and taking care of their young. With the strict measures that have been taken for their conservation, they seem quite accustomed to human activity and are not disturbed by it. Ranthambore has large numbers of sambar, chital and nilgai. Sounders of boar and an occasional gazelle the chinkara can be seen, as also the Indian hare, mongoose and monitor lizards. The lakes and pools at the Park are where the deer congregate and where it is easiest to see the animals. Among the other local fauna are the leopard, hyena, jackal, jungle cats, sloth bear and marsh crocodile. Jacanas, painted stork, black stork, and white necked stork are seen along the water bodies. Peafowl are found in abundance and other birds include Bonelli's eagle, crested serpent eagle, the great Indian horned owl, quail, partridge, spur fowl and the paradise flycatcher. The terrain is rugged and there are rocky ridges, hills and open valleys with lakes and pools. Ranthambore's royal past manifests itself in the picturesque ruins that dot the Park. There are lake palaces, chhatris, old fortifications and a majestic thousand year old fort on a height overlooking the Park. The forest rest house at the foot of the Ranthambore fort is located in the lovely Jogi Mahal. It overlooks a tank - the pretty Padam Talao, afloat with water lilies.

Padam Talao
This is the largest of the all the lakes located inside the park, and the beautiful red sandstone Jogi Mahal is located at the very edge of this lake. A gigantic banyan tree, considered to be India's second largest, is near the lake.

Temples of sawai madhopur
Though most of us know sawai madhopur because of the famous Ranthambore national park, but the place is also famous for a number of temples that are all worth a visit and thus major tourist attractions. The temples in sawai madhopur all reflect stories of fascinating legends and histories that can take you back to the ancient days. These temples in sawai madhopur also attract a large number of worshipper and devotees from all round the country and beyond. These temples are The Trinetra Ganesha Temple , Chamatkar Temple , Kala Gaura Bhairava Temple etc.

Chamatkar Temple
 Chamatkar Temple Chamatkar Temple is One of the most well known pilgrimage site for Jains all love the world, the Chamatkar Temple in sawai madhopur is one of the most famous Jain Temples in the city. The temple is situated only at a distance of about 2 km from the city center. Devotees from all over are drawn to the Chamatkar Temple because of their staunch faith in the powers of worship that can fulfill all their desires and aspirations. The Chamatkar Temple has been named so because of a number of fascinating miracles that were linked to its foundation. According to the history of the Chamatkar Temple , this temple belonged to a simple farmer who had found God's idol after he dug up a particular place in the field after being directed by God in his dreams. The idol was given over to the Jain Digambaras. The legend further goes to say that the same farmer was again told by God in his dreams to place the idol in a chariot and leave it to see where the horse refuses to move further. That place was chosen the site of the temple. Thus Chamatkar Temple came to be built in sawai madhopur. The Chamatkar Temple has a number of beautiful and appealing idols of the Jain Tirthankars , the 24 Gurus of Jains that are beautifully carved here. The place is beautifully constructed and has become a prominent pilgrimage site for the Jains

Kala Gaura Bhairava Temple
 Kala Gaura Bhairava Temple The Kala Gaura Bhairava Temple is an unique temple of sawai madhopur is located in the heart of the city, established by wedging out a hillock. This is one of the few temples that still practices 'tantrik kriyas'.The Kala Gaura Bhairava Temple is considered to be a holy place of worship where the wishes and dreams of the worshippers come true. Kala Gaura Bhairava Temple belongs to two Bhairav brothers, Kala Bhairav and Gaura Bhairav. Their idols are placed inside the main temple area. History says that at the time Alauddin Khilji attacked Ranthambore, King Hammir made a wish at the Kala Gaura Bhairava Temple at sawai madhopur for victory and promised to devote everything to the temple if he won the war. But he had to be beheaded due to some confusion even after winning over. The idols of Bhairav at the Kala Gaura Bhairava Temple are kept inside the temple in contrast to the fact that they are placed at the entrance in most of the other temples. Apart from the idols of the Bhairava brothers, the Kala Gaura Bhairava Temple also has idols of Lord Ganesha, Lord Shiva and Goddess Durga kept inside the temple premises.

Chauth Mata Temple
 Chauth Mata Temple sawai madhopur is famous for some of the most beautiful temples located in exquisite natural surroundings. These temples are also religiously significant and visited by many devotees and worshippers. Such a prominent temple is the Chauth Mata Temple in sawai madhopur, located almost 35 kms from the city. The Chauth Mata Temple is located on a hilltop which is reached by a long flight of stairs. Chauth Mata, the main deity of the ruler of this place gives blessings to the hundreds of religious and casual visitors visiting the temple in sawai madhopur. According to legend, The Chauth Mata temple was built by Maharaja Bhim Singh, who brought the idol of Chauth Mata from a place called Panchala, 15 kms from Bharwada and placed it on top of the hill. The place thus came to be known as Chauth Ka Bharwada. The temple was built on the area. The Chauth Mata Temple also has a beautiful idol of Lord Ganesha and Lord Bhairav in the main area. The architecture of the Chauth Mata Temple resembles the Rajputana style and involves an impressive usage of white marble. There are beautiful carvings on the walls, pillars and the ceiling of the temples. The visitors here can see a bird's-eye view of the meadows and the beautiful landscapes.

Forts in sawai madhopur
The royal and rich past of sawai madhopur is apparent by the presence of well preserved imposed forts in sawai madhopur, some bits of it lying in ruins now. These forts, the Ranthambore Fort and the Khandar Fort stand as silent witnesses to the many battles fought here. sawai madhopur lies about 180 kms from Jaipur along the Vindhyas and the Aravallis. The significant forts that still stand as a testimony to the rich history of sawai madhopur are the Ranthambore Fort and the Khandar Fort.

Khandar Fort
 Khandar Fort The Khandar Fort is the indomitable massive structure about 40 kms from the main city is a popular tourist destination of Rajasthan. Known earlier as the security fort of Ranthambore, the Khandar Fort in sawai madhopur finds a special mention in the medieval history. Since it is located on top of a strategic vertical hill, the Khandar Fort in sawai madhopur could never come under an easy attack and thus was truly regarded as invincible and was a favorite of many dynasties in India. Khandar Fort has a number of historic monuments which are the main attractions of the Fort. There is an old Jain temple which displays an exquisite work of carved rock idols of Jain Gurus. There is also a Hanuman temple at the Khandar Fort with a single stone idol of Lord Hanuman with a demon under its feet. Other attractions at the Khandar Fort are the two huge water tanks of Ramkunda and Laxmankunda.The other famous temples at the Khandar Fort are Chaturbhuja temple, Gobind Devji temple, Jagatpalji Temple, and jayanti Mata Temple. There is also the beautiful Rani temple of the Khandar Fort located on top of the highest platform of the fort and perhaps the most magnificent part of the Khandar Fort. The historic Khandar Fort in sawai madhopur district of Rajasthan is an important tourist place. The fort is regarded as unconquerable because of its strategic location and is a massive structure of architectural wonder. There are many temples and Mahals inside the fort.

Shiwad Temple is known for the Ghushmeshwar Mahadeo temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Thousands of people come here to seek blessings of Lord Shiva for prosperity. An imposing fort perched on a small hill is an added attraction of the place.

Shri Mahavirji temple is in Karauli district in Rajasthan, India and is 110 km from sawai madhopur town. Earlier known as Chandanpur, this small village became famous as a Jain religious site after an ancient idol of Mahavira was excavated from its soil several hundred years ago. It was then renamed as Shri Mahavirji. This idol was excavated over 200 years ago from the same spot, after which the temple was constructed. Thousands of worshipers flock from across India to catch a glimpse of this famous statue. It has a 78 cm high copper-colored idol of Mahavir in the Padmasana posture. About 175 km away from Jaipur it lies on the banks of Gambhiri river. The main attraction of the temple is an imposing 32 ft high image of Lord Shantinath, the 16th Jain tirthankar.

sawai madhopur Excursions
Amareshwar Mahadeo
Khandar Fort
Chauth Mata temple
Kakod and Hathi Bhata
Kaila devi
Trinetra Ganesh Temple
Shri Mahaveerji temple
Sapt-Kund, Bhagwatgarh