Brief About Sawai Madhopur
The historic and beautiful city of Sawai Madhopur is a part of the state of Rajasthan. The city was initially under the rule of Muslim Rulers. Aurangzeb was the last Muslim ruler of the city, after which it was taken over by the Maharaja of Jaipur. It was later constructed by Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh I, who ruled the city of Jaipur. It was in the year 1763, and then coined the name after himself. The River Chambal bounds the city in east. This city is situated at the north east side of the pink city, Jaipur. It is also surrounded by the hills of Aravali and Vindhya, which add to the picturesque beauty of the city.
This city is also known as the ‘Tiger city’ since it houses the immensely famous Ranthambore National Park. The place is also famous for the fact that the tigers can also be seen in the afternoon time. The other animals which add to the exuberance of wildlife include leopards, Asian elephants, Nilagai and many beautiful birds. There is also the historically rich and prominent Ranthambore Fort in this city. It boasts of the rich cultural heritage which this city carries. There are majestic forts, beautiful ponds, museums and wide variety of flora and fauna, which is bound to charm the tourists.
The Ranthambore Fort is the epitome of rich historical significance. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It houses the Mahadev Chattri, Toran dwar, 32 pillared Chattri, Ganesha temple and mosque. The shrine of Lord Ganpati is of immense significance, and is flocked with devotees round the year. The other shrines of this city includes Chamatkar temple, Rameshwaram Dham, Amareshwar Mahadev temple etc. these shrines adds to the religious beauty of the place.
The city being a part of the state of Rajasthan embellishes the colorful culture and rituals. And this culture can be witnessed in amidst the living of the locals. The festivals of Ganesha Chaturthi, Dusshera and Chouth Mata Mela, are celebrated with zeal and dedication. In fact the Ganesha Chaturthi fair has about three to four lakhs devotee attending the fest. The many dancers performing Ghoomar, Kalbeliya and Sawai Madhopur dance add to the fascination of the festivals. They have a magic about their moves and their colorful attires leaves your foot tapping and mesmerized. The festival of Dusshera lasts for about ten days in the city in the month of October.
This city is indeed a perfect tourist spot for family, couple, friend vacation where they will be able to explore the rich heritage of the city, bathe in the vibrant colors and enthrall by the wildlife environ.
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