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Sawai Madhopur

Sawai Madhopur, a small city in Rajasthan is attracting thousands of local and international tourists, every year. The city holds the entrance to the rich Ranthambore National Park. Sawai Madhopur is an important destination in many luxury trains in the country like Deccan Odyssey.

Experiencing Deccan Odyssey styled Sawai Madhopur vacation

When it comes to Deccan Odyssey, the train focuses on exploring the national park completely. Once the train halts at Sawai Madhopur, the tourists are taken on a road trip to the national park. They will be taken on a wildlife jungle safari, early in the morning. After spotting wildlife, lunch will be served. They will be taken on a village safari to the rural regions around the park to watch the local tribal culture of the region.

In the evening, they will be taken to the royal hunting lodge inside the park for refreshment. By the end of the day, they will be taken back to the train for overnight stay and travel to next location.

How to reach Sawai Madhopur ?

  • By Air:

    The nearest airport is located in Jaipur. International tourists choose to visit India via Delhi or Mumbai airport and fly to Jaipur from there. From the airport, you can find train, bus or cab to reach Sawai Madhopur.

  • By Train:

    Sawai Madhopur has a railway station that connects a few cities like Jaipur, Kota, Ajmer, Mumbai, Delhi and Agra. You can also choose to ride the luxury trains to cover Sawai Madhopur.

  • By Road:

    If you are travelling via bus, you can find numerous private and public buses travelling to Sawai Madhopur from surrounding regions like Jaipur, Delhi, Mumbai and others, every day.

What to see and do in Sawai Madhopur ?

The major attraction here is the Ranthambore National Park. Apart from this, you can find a few attractions inside the city like

  • Chouth Mata Mandir
  • Rajiv Gandhi Regional Museum
  • Chamatkar temple
  • Bhairon temple

Top activities to enjoy in Sawai Madhopur are :

  • Safari at early in the morning or right before sunset
  • Spotting birds
  • Trekking inside the park
  • Visit and explore Ranthambore fort
  • Tour to the villages around the park
  • Stay or refreshment at the hunting lodges inside the park
  • Buying tribal articles and handicrafts

Best time to visit Sawai Madhopur

Sawai Madhopur is at prime beauty throughout the year. When it comes to Ranthambore National park, it is best to visit the park between October and June.

During summer season, March to June, you can find numerous animals near the watering holes. Spotting animals is easier during safari in this season.

During winter, October to February, the chances of spotting animals with their small ones are higher. The climatic condition will be pleasant and easier to scale the place for sightseeing and other attractions.

If you are visiting in monsoon season, the park receives mild to moderate rainfall and the ground becomes very slippery and marshy for safari vehicles to scale the place. This is the breeding season of the animals and thus, safari and entry will be prohibited. The rainfall also makes it harder to scale the other parts of the city.

Festivals and traditions of Sawai Madhopur

  • Ganesh Chaturthi fair
  • Rameshwar Dham
  • Chaauth Mata fair
  • Shiv Ratri
  • Kalyanji fair
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