Sawai Madhopur is a district situated in the beautiful location of south eastern part of Rajasthan. It as attached with the border of Madhya-pradesh from the south-east and from the other sides it is surrounded with Kota, Tonk, Dausa and Karauli.
The history of Sawai Madhopur revolves arround Ranthambhore fort. Before 18th century this region was known as Ranthambhore. It was the favourite hunting place of the kings of Jaipur till the independence of India. It was ruled by Chouhans till 13th century, after that Alauddin Khilji, Afgani emperor ruled here. Then till 18th century it was under mughlas.
In 1763 AD the king of Jaipur Sawai Madhosingh fortified the village of Sherpur and named it Sawai madhopur, now this place is known as Sawai Madhopur city. After two years the mughlas handed over the Ranthambhore fort to king Sawai Madhosingh. Then the king planned and developed the entire city and named it Sawai Madhopur on 19 January 1765 AD. Every year entire city celebrates it’s establishment day.
According to census 2011 the total population of Sawai Madhopur is 13,35,551 of which the total male population is 7,04,031 and the female population is 6,31,520. Where the growth rate of the population in the comparison with the census 2001 is 19.56%. Density of Sawai Madhopur is 297 persons per km square. The sex ratio here is 897 females per 1000 males. Average literacy of this place is 55.39% of which the male literacy is 81.51% and the female literacy is 47.51%.
Places of interest
Ranthambhore Nation Park is one of the largest wildlife sanctuary of north India. The main attraction of this park are the healthy tigers. Some other wild animals and birds can also be seen here like nilgai, sloth bears, hyena, chitah and so on. Rajbagh talab, Malik talab and Padam talab Lakes also passes through this park.
Ranthambhore fort is one of the oldest forts of Rajasthan. It was built in 8th century and is now surrounded by the The Ranthambhore National Park. The majestic toran dwar, 32 pillered Chhatri, Sameton ki Haweli are some of the most beautiful parts of this fort.
Rajiv gandhi regional museum of natural history, Galta mandir, Shilpgram, Khandar fort are some another place to visit in Sawai Madhopur.
Transportation in Sawai Madhopur
Private cabs and cars facility is easily available in Sawai madhopur to travel to Ranthambhore and other tourism places. Taxis can also be hired to travel inside the city.
How to reach
If you plan to reach here via airways then you can travel via Jaipur airport, 105 km away from Sawai madhopur.
Very few direct trains are available from Sawai madhopur to other major cities. Ranthambhore railway Station is 12 km away from Sawai madhopur and well connected via most of the major cities.
Sawai madhopur is well connected via roadways to major cities of India, so you can easily reach here via buses.
Chambal, Banas, Morel, Gambhiri are rhe rivers which passes through Sawai madhopur.
Special about Sawai Madhopur
Sawai madhopur festival is celebrated on 19th January the establishment day of Sawai madhopur. All the people of all religions celebrate this festival with equal enthusiasm.
This district is famous for the Ranthambhore National park, it has a large number of tigers here.
History of Sawai Madhopur
Demographics of Sawai Madhopur
Places of interest in Sawai Madhopur
Transportation of Sawai Madhopur
How to reach Sawai Madhopur
Tourism Guidance in Sawai Madhopur
Rivers in Sawai Madhopur
STD codes list of Rajasthan, Sawai Madhopur District
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