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Sawai Madhopur (Ranthambore)

On the third day, the train reaches Sawai Madhopur. It is a small and serene region, which is isolated from the chaos of the commercial life. There is one attraction in this laid-back town that attracts tourists from around the world. Sawai Madhopur holds the Ranthambore National Park, the land of tigers.

Ranthambore National Park covers 392 square kilometer of reserved forest. This forest region is famous for its tiger population. The best time to spot tigers here is from November to May. Other animals to spot here are gray langue, mugger crocodile, chital, rhesus macaque, striped hyena, sambar, Indian leopard, wild boar and others.

Palace on Wheels - Adventurous Journey of Ranthambore National Park

Tourists of Palace on Wheels are taken to Ranthambore National Park for an early morning game drive. The game drive is a jeep safari that takes tourists to the depth of the reserved forest region to spot exotic animals, colorful birds and the proud ruins of Ranthambore Fort.

Safari starts as early as 6:30 am. The early mornings are the best time to spot tigers. Thus, tourists are taken on the early morning game drive. The safari covers the core areas of the park and the regions, which are safer for the vehicle to pass through.

This safari includes the following attractions:

  • Ranthambore Fort – 10th century fort with towers, temples and others. Best place for birdwatching.
  • Padam Talao – The largest lake in the region. There is a large Banyan tree, which is the second largest in the country. You can spot many animals near the lake


Climate in Sawai Madhopur is generally warm. Summer starts in March and ends in June. The hottest month is May. The monsoon starts in July and ends in September. The wettest month is August. Winter starts in October and ends in February. The coldest month is January.


The cuisine of Sawai Madhopur is quite similar to the traditional cuisine of Rajasthan. The desserts are quite famous in this region. Guava is abundant in this region. Thus, you can find guava flavored desserts in this region. Top dishes to try here are dal baati, lal mass, jalebis, churmaladoo and others.

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