Saturday, August 22, 2009

Sawai Madhopur (Gateway To Ranthambore Forests)

General information:

Founded By       :   Madho Singh II
Location              :   Southwest end of Rajasthan (767 km from Delhi,
                                 326 km from Jodhpur)
Famous as          :   Gateway to the Tiger’s Den
Temperature    :  Summer -23.0 °C – 37.0°C,
                                 Winter- 9.0°C – 29.0°C,
                                 Rainy Season – very humid about 68 cms (July –
                                 mid September)
Clothing             :  Summer – Light cotton clothes,
                                 Winter – Light Woolens
Language          :   Rajasthani, Hindi, English
Spoken
Best Season       :   October to March
to Visit

Access:
By air             :   Nearest airport Jaipur (about 165 km)
By Rail           :   Has Railway station of its own. Sawai Madhopur                                 lies on the Delhi – Mumbai line. Well connected
                               with Jaipur and other nearer centres.
By road          :   It is well connected to major cities as Agra ( 226                                   km ), Delhi ( 434 km), Jaipur (176 km ) by road.
Local               :   There is a direct link between Jaipur and
                              Sawai Madhopur via Tonk and via Dausa.

Visit:
Places to see:
         Ranthambhor National Park – Majestic Tiger Reserves. Chital,
              Nilgai, Chinkara, Langur peafowl etc.
               could also be seen here.
         Fort – Ganesh Temple situated here attracts a lot of devotees.

Excursion:
        Amareshwar Mahadeo Temple, Trinetra Ganesha Temple,
        Chauth Mata Temple, Kakod and Hathi Bhata, Shri Mahaveerji
        Temple, Toran Dwar
Rural areas around Sawaimadhopur: Siwad - ( It is 3 Kms. From the
         Isarda railway station and famous for the Dushmeshwar
         Mahadeo Temple of Lord Shiva. There is also an
         Impressive fort atop a hill.
Rameshwaram( 60 Km.)- The sacred site on the Confluence
         of Banas and Chambal Rivers
Kaila Devi: It is set on the banks of Kalisil river
          (about 23 kms.from Karauli.)

Shopping:
  Famous articles-
              -   Bandhani and Lahariya, block printed textile,
              -   metal handicraft, antique furniture, carpets,
              -   wooden articles, silver Jewellery
              -   along with ethnic ornaments.

Fairs and Festivals:
         Ganesh Chaturthi- Aug- Sept.,
         Chauth Mata Fair, Kalyanji Fair, Shiv Ratri Fair,
         Kaila Devi : A colourful fair April-May & Navratras.
         Shri Mahaveerji.

Famous Cuisine : Kababs, Laddoo, Lachha Parantha, Kachori.

Accomodation:
Deluxe :
         Aman-i-Khas

Heritage hotels and resorts :
         Hotel Castle Jhoomer Baori,
         Nahargarh Fort,,
         Vinayvilas Resort.

Budget :
         Hammir Wildlife Resort, Ankur Resort,
         Anurag Resort, Hill View Resort,
         Aranya Resort, Tiger Safari Resort
         Sawai Madhopur Lodge, RTDC, Vinayak Tourist Complex.

Other :
         Tiger Moon,
         Mansarover, Vishal, Pareek,
         Pink Palace, Mayur, Chinkara.

The historic town lies 180 Kms. North-east of Jaipur amid Vindhyas and Aravali ranges and is more popular as the Gateway to the famous Ranthambhor National Park., the well known tiger reserve.