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The town Sawai Madhopur, which is walled, takes its name from Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh, chief of the erstwhile Jaipur state (1751-1768 A.D.), by whom it was laid out some what on the palam of the capital.

          Lying on the main Delhi-Mumbai railway line, Sawai Madhopur is the gateway to the world renowned Ranthambhor National Park. The famous tiger reserve, just 12 K.M. away from Sawai Madhopur city.

          Ranthambhor has been a witness to the rise and fall of many rulers and a series of battle scenes. In the 13th century A.D. Govinda, the grandson of Prithiviraj Chauhan took over the region of the land Later his successor Vagbhatta, brautiful the city and built a noteworthy temple of Jain. In the middle of the 15th century A.D. Rana kumbha captured the fort and gifted it to his son to be occupied later by the Hada Rajputs of Bundi and Mughal Emperors Akbar and Aurangazeb. Mughal Emperor Shah Alam gifted it to Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh of Jaipur in 1754 and since then it was maintained as the hunting preserve of the maharaja. Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh were part the royal hunting parties who stayed here.        

Population         :

101,994 (2001)

Altitude :  
Best season : October to March
Languages :

Hindi, English, Rajasthani, Urdu.

Access : Jaipur 165 km.   


PALACES OF INTEREST

  • The fort of Ranthambhor

  •  Ranthambhor National Park

  • Jogi Mehal

 

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