At a distance of 2.5 km from Sawai Madhopur Railway Station and 9.5 km from Ranthambore National Park, Sri Chamatkarji Temple is a Jain temple situated in Rajasthan. It is one of the holiest destinations for the Digambara Jains and also one of the best Ranthambore places to visit.
The Chamatkarji Temple has been named so because several fascinating miracles were linked to its foundation. According to history, this temple belonged to a simple farmer who had found God's idol when he dug up a particular place in the field after being directed by God in his dream. The idol was given over to the Jain Digambaras. The legend further goes to say that the same farmer was again told by God in his dream to place the idol in a chariot and leave it to see where the horse refuses to move further. That place was chosen as the site of the temple. Thus Chamatkar Temple came to be built in Sawai Madhopur. .....
Museum & Gallery
At a distance of 3.5 km from Ranthambore National Park and 6.5 km from Sawai Madhopur Railway Station, the Rajiv Gandhi Regional Museum of Natural History is a museum situated at Ramsinghpura village of Sawai Madhopur in Rajasthan. It is the fourth Regional Museum of Natural History in India after Mysore, Bhopal and Bhubaneswar.
The honourable Vice President of India, Hamid Ansari laid the foundation of Rajiv Gandhi Regional Museum of Natural History in December 2007 and was inaugurated in 2014. The museum was undertaken by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India. Spread in 7.2 acres of land, the museum is tastefully designed and aims at creating awareness of diverse life on earth.
There are three floors in the museum, with exhibits on plants, livestock, mineral resources and geology of the western region and western dry area of India. As if now, only the ground floor is operational with a well-laid exhibition on the wildlife in Ranthambore and the famed .....
Historical & Heritage
At a distance of 4.5 km from the Ranthambore National Park Entry Gate and 13 km from Sawai Madhopur, Ranthambore Fort is a historical fort that lies within the Ranthambore National Park, near the town of Sawai Madhopur in Rajasthan. It is one of the top tourist places in Rajasthan and among the best places to visit in Ranthambore.
Ranthambore Fort, along with 5 other forts of Rajasthan, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site under the group Hill forts of Rajasthan in 2013. The exact origin of the Ranthambhore fort is still disputed but it is generally accepted that there was a settlement at the site of the fort, as far back as the 8th century AD. It is widely believed that the construction of the Ranthambhore Fort was started during the reign of the Chauhan Rajput king Sapaldaksha in 944 .....
At a distance of 8 km from Sawai Madhopur, 140 km from Kota, 162 km from Jaipur, 268 km from Agra, 271 km from Ajmer, 368 km from Delhi, 413 km from Udaipur, and 448 km from Jodhpur, Ranthambore National Park is situated in the Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan. It is one of the largest and most renowned national parks in India, and among the must include places in Rajasthan tour packages.
Ranthambhore was established as the Sawai Madhopur Game Sanctuary in 1955 by the Government of India and was declared one of the Project Tiger reserves in 1974. Ranthambore became a national park in 1981. In 1984, the adjacent forests were declared the Sawai Man Singh Sanctuary and Keladevi Sanctuary, and in 1991 the tiger reserve was enlarged to include the Sawai Man Singh and Keladevi sanctuaries. It is one of the major tourist places near Jaipur.