Sawai Madhopur

Ranthambhore Fort

Sawai Madhopur is in the Bharatpur Division of Rajasthan.

Understand

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

By plane

The nearest airport is located in Jaipur.

By train

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).

By bus

Traveling by bus from/to Sawai Madhopur is less preferable than traveling by train. The buses are very slow and uncomfortable.

Buses to Jaipur (6 hours) leave several times per day from a bus stand located near the overpass.

Get around

The city can be explored by foot.

See

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:

Temples

Museums

Do

Take a safari to the national park in nearby Ranthambore.

Buy

Eat

Budget

Midrange

Splurge

Drink

Almost every hotel and restaurant serves alcohol and coffee.

Sleep

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.

Budget

Midrange

Splurge

Connect

Almost every hotel in Sawai Madhopur offers free WiFi access.

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