Sawai Madhopur was founded by Madho Singh II and was
known as Madhopur till the time Mughal Emperor, Aurangzeb, impressed
by Jai Singh's wit, bestowed him with a surname of Sawai. From then
onwards, Madhopur became Sawai Madhopur.
Located in the eastern part of Rajasthan, Sawai Madhopur's claim to fame today is the Ranthambore Fort and Ranthambore National Park. Visit the National Park to catch a glimpse of the majestic Tigers roaming around in the open wilderness and also pay a visit to the imposing fort to turn a page in the history of Rajasthan. There is also a temple en route the park by the name of Amareshwar Mahadeo Temple which can be visited by tourists.
The village of Sawai Madhopur with the rolling hills of Aravallis and Vindhayas surrounding it is quiet attractive with a pleasant atmosphere. Hence, if a trip to the national park and fort is over, a walk around the village is an interesting option. Also, Sawai Madhopur, along with other nearby villages is quiet well known for its bandhani and lahariya, block printed textiles, silver jewellery, antique furniture, wood, metal handicrafts, carpets as well as its exclusive toys, ethnic ornaments and costumes. Shopping for these items therefore means shopping for a lifelong memory of your visit to Sawai Madhopur.
The nearest airport from Sawai Madhopur is Sanganer Airport at Jaipur which is at a distance of 175 km. Jaipur, being the capital of Rajasthan and a tourist hub is well connected to all the major destinations within and outside Rajasthan. Buses from Jaipur run for Sawai Madhopur quiet frequently.
Sawai Madhopur has a railway station of its own. The Kota Janshatabadi and August Kranti Rajdhani connects Sawai Madhopur to Delhi while Bombay Central - Jaipur Express connects it to Mumbai.
Sawai Madhopur is well connected by road to Agra (226 km), Bharatpur (166 km), Delhi (434 km), Kota (217 km) and Jaipur (176 km).