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Traveller Tales from Sawai Madhopur

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Anal Embranthiri

28 April 2016

The resort is pretty neat and nice and has several features and amenities that added to our comfort and relaxation whilst we were here. Got to see a lot of wildlife here as well and there were plenty o

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Heema Johar

15 January 2016

The jeep safari and the stay was worth our money spent and we wish to go there again as soon as possible. We were a group of 7 people and we had an amazing college reunion here as we all love wildlife

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Pushti Varrier

08 December 2015

There are so many activities to do here, especially if you are a wildlife photographer. We enjoyed our stay, the rooms were clean and well-maintained and the place was pretty awesome in its own unique ...

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Kali Mehrotra

07 December 2015

Amazing experience, it was one of a kind of trip. Ranthambore Forest Resort was an incredible experience. Loved the entire experience. Explored a lot.

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Priyala Verma

03 December 2015

This was the first time, i booked the tour through thrillophilia and they totally met my expectations. everything was perfectly planned and being a wildlife photographer, the experience that i had in t...

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Sharmila Banerjee

19 October 2015

I have to give 5 rating for this because of completely awesome the stay was. Really great.

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Keerti Sinha

09 January 2016

Ranthambore has some amazing fictional aura attached to it and exploring this place while in a jeep safari was something that got me on toes. Great experience, loved traversing on the winding roads, be...

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Gopaal Asan

29 December 2015

The Jeep Safari expedition was good, i loved exploring the forest. Seeing the wild animals in the wild was nice. Had a good trip.

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Tanushri Trivedi

03 December 2015

seeing the tigers and other animals in the wild is so awesome. the jeep safari was the best part of all the activities. surrounded completely by forest felt so good. Resort totally met my expectations....

What You Should Know More About Sawai Madhopur

  • Q. Travel Tips

    • You can take a taxi tour for sightseeing the city.

    • When at restaurants, Indian platter is served and can be eaten with right hands. Mostly vegetarian dishes are served. Unless listed on the menu, do not ask for pork or beef. The only meat that is available at a few restaurants is lamb or chicken.

    • You must always remove your shoes when you are invited at a home for a dinner. Arrive a few hours before time so you can get acquainted with the guests.

    • This place is prevalent in pickpockets so keep your belongings safe, especially, when you visit crowded areas.

    • If you are not used to driving in the traffic of India, always hire an experienced and a licensed drive to drive you around the city.

    • There are many wildlife reserves, national parks, and places to see in and around this city that you can get a view of.

    • Carry sunscreen, clean water bottle, shades, umbrella, as it is humid till October.

    • There are different festivals and events celebrated throughout the year, which are vibrant and colorful. Get acquainted with the culture and events before participating in them.

  • Q. Drinking laws

    Most of the restaurants do not serve liquor. You can purchase them from private bars. Taking liquor out of the city or bringing liquor to this city is strictly prohibited even for individual use.


  • Q. Our Recommendations: What you can’t afford to miss?

    Nature and wildlife safaris

    The Ranthambore National Park is one of the most popular destinations in India to experience wildlife and nature. Situated in the district of Sawai Madhopur, 180 kilometers away from Jaipur, you will spot tigers, birds, and reptiles. You will also find trees and fauna of different species. This park is mostly famous for tigers, and you can easily spot a herd. You can experience bio-diversity when you visit then Sawai Mansingh Sanctuary. You will find different species of grasses, trees, and plants. Also, spotted are rare and wild species of hyenas, sloth bears, jackals, peacocks, sparrows, quails, and more animals and birds. There is little or no scope of water sports in this area. You can visit this sanctuary and fulfill your zeal for adventure. You can spend time in activities in the day time as there is no nightlife in this town.

    Forts, museums, and temples

    Every place and city in Rajasthan has a history dated to Rajput kings.  The sighting of forts and museums is a common place in most of the cities and towns of Rajasthan. Visit the Ranthambore fort which was built in the 10th century. The Banayan tree that ushers the visitors into the fort is said to be 400 years old. The Rajiv Gandhi Regional Museum of Natural History is located 9 kilometers from Sawai Madhopur and has then exhibits of plants, animals, and paintings. You can also visit the Jogi Mahal to view its architecture. The Chamatkar temple is one of the oldest Jain temples and is believed to have experienced many miracles before its foundation was laid.

    Local shopping sprees

    When in any city or district of Rajasthan, shopping is not to be missed. Popular for its folklore and stories about Maharajas, you will find artistic home décor, souvenirs, and creative items in the street shops of Sawai Madhopur. You can also take short classes on learning about the spices used in the local cuisine. All and all, a delightful experience to set out in the local bazaars and buy jewelry, footwear, and condiments that enrich your travel experience.


  • Q. What you will like there?

    Food and sightseeing

    When you choose winter to stay and take tours, you can be truly delighted to enjoy the culture, cuisine, and history this place has to offer. Rich with Rajput and Jain heritage, you will get to see a different side of India in Sawai Madhopur. The staple food is a delish Rajasthani platter served in most of the restaurants. You can enjoy the savories offered in typical steel or a brass platter with Rajasthani drink called Chas or Thandai.

    Take private tours and shopping

    Instead of hiring taxis, you can take private tour packages to visit all places in this city. It helps you get a complete view of the history, heritage, and current day living of this city. You can enjoy shopping in the local bazaars for charms, spices, and artifacts. The footwear and clothes are the most interesting items to be shopped here.

    Safaris and reserves

    This is one of the popular tourist places and has always been a popular destination for its wildlife. On any given day, you can get a view of the most exotic and rare species of flora and fauna when you visit the tiger reserve, or the nature sanctuaries.

    Spirituality and religious believes

    This place is spawned with many temples with ancient architecture. You can visit the Ganesh temple, the Kala Gaura Bhairava temple, and many other temples which are dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi.


  • Q. Recommended reads for destination

    Website :

    Sawai Madhopur Govt. Website

    Forum :

    TripAdvisor Sawai Madhopur Forum

    Books :

    Landuse Planning and Geomorphology: A Study Of Sawai Madhopur by Kalyan Hironi