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Local Attractions

Trinetra Ganesh Temple

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The Ranthambore Ganesh ji is very old temple on the palace of Ranthambore fort. It is very heart touch place for devotee and visitors. Ranthambore Ganesh Temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha is located in the fort of Ranthambore, about 12 kms from Sawai Madhopur.

Ganesha Temple is major attraction of the Sawai Madhopur, thousands of people come from every corner of the country come over here, and seek blessings from the Lord for happiness and prosperity. One interesting aspect is the mail that is sent to Lord Ganesha consisting mainly of wedding invitations. A fair is held on Bhadrapad Sudi Chaturthi over here.

The Ganesh Temple, which lies very close to the main entry gate to the Fort, attracts a steady flow of pilgrims, mainly from the rural hinterland. During the annual Ganesh festival, tens of thousands of pilgrims visit the temple, from all over the country.

It is said that; in 1299 AD, there was a war between King Hammeer and Alauddin Khilji. During the time of war they filled there godowns with foods and all the necessary things in Ranthambore Fort, where King resides. Since the war lasted for several years, the stock in godowns were over. One night when King Hammer; who was a great devotee to God Ganesh, was sleeping, he dreamed that Lord Ganesh came to him and said that by tomorrow morning all the problems and lacking would be over. In the morning an idol of Lord Ganesh with three eyes*(Trinetra), embossed from one of the fort’s wall. As a miracle the war was over and the godowns were full. In 1300 AD King Hammer built a temple of Lord Ganesh and placed Riddhi Siddhi, his wife and two sons Shub Labh along with the idol of Ganesh. His vehicle mushak (mouse) is also placed there.

Ganesh Chaturthi holds a special place in Ranthambore and is celebrated to commemorate the origin of Lord Ganesh, who is said to have been born on this day. The Ganesha temple in the fort of Ranthambore is one of the most eminent Ganesha temples of Rajasthan. On this day, thousands of devotees visit the temple. There are songs and bhajans praising Lord Ganesha. The area has its own share of markets where you can find general merchandise and small trinkets to shop for.

Rajiv Gandhi Regional Museum of Natural History (RG RMNH)

The Regional Museum of Natural History, Sawai Madhopur or The Rajiv Gandhi Regional Museum of Natural History, Sawai Madhopur is the country`s fourth regional museum of Natural History in Sawai Madhopur, India with exhibits on plants, animals and geology of the Western region of India. It is situated near Ramsinghpura village, 9 km (5.6 miles) from Sawai Madhopur.

The foundation stone-laying ceremony of Rajiv Gandhi Regional Museum of Natural History, was carried out by the Vice President of India, Mohammad Hamid Ansari, on December 23, 2007, and inaugurated by the State Finance Minister, Namo Narain Meena, on March 01, 2014.

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It was undertaken by the Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change. The museum is spread over an area of 7.2 acres near Ramsinghpura, Ranthambore National Park, Sawai Madhopur and the headquarters of the Consultant is the National Museum of Natural History, New Delhi.[2]

This is the fourth such museum in the country after Mysore, Bhopal and Bhubaneswar. There are three floor in the museum, with exhibits on plants, livestock, mineral resources and geology of the western region and western dry area of India. As of now, the museum has opened with only the ground floor, gallery 1 on Biodiversity of Rajasthan or Forests and Wildlife of Rajasthan. The main visitor attractions are the facsimile of animals such as chinkara (gazelle), leopard, lion, and tiger. There are village dioramas of the Bishnoi community and Rajasthan rural area. The painting and black pottery hall is on the first floor of the museum, where anyone can enjoy live painting and pottery made by local artist.

Sawai Madhopur City

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Sawai Madhopur is known to be a remote town in Rajasthan state and cannot be called to be a fully developed city,Sawai madhopur city was founded by Madho Singh I of Jaipur (1750–1768).

The town was gifted by Mughal Emperor Shah Alam to Madho Singh I,who named the township after himself and was known as Madhopur till the time Mughal Emperor, Aurangzeb, impressed by Jai Singh's wit, bestowed him with a surname of " Sawai ".

From then onwards, Madhopur became Sawai Madhopur.Sawai Madhopur's claim to fame today is the Ranthambore Fort and Ranthambore National Park.

Chamatkar Jain Temple

The Shri Digambar Jain Atishaya Kshetra Chamatkarji is situated in the historic city – Sawai Madhopur of Rajasthan,which is surrounded by beautiful hills of Arawali mountain Range. The temple is situated only at a distance of about 3 km from the Railway station.

Chamatkar Temple is a superlative place for those who belong to Jain religion. One of the most well known pilgrimage site for Jains all love the world, the Chamatkar Temple is one of the most famous Jain Temples in the city.

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The word 'Chamatkar' means miracle. It has such a name as there are a number of miracles attached to the temple. The temple is dedicated to Lord Adinath. The prime attraction of the temple is the number of Jain Tirthankaras idols (24 Guru of Jain). There is also a belief attached to the temple. It is believed that wishes made at this temple are always fulfilled.

Kala Gaura Bhairav Temple

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The Kala Gaura Bhairav Temple is one of the famous and unique temples in Sawai Madhopur city. It is a very exotic temple made in a unique style that practices kriyas by tantric. This is a unique temple and probably one of the few temples in the country where Tantrik rituals are practiced. The temple is a Nagara architectural style of temple with curvilinear structure built slicing a hillock. The temple structure has multiple towers and many colorful chhatris oblong and canopied.

This place is considered sacred and holy by all the worshippers. They believe that whatever you pray or wish in this temple, they come true.

Amreshwar Mahadeo Temple

Amareshwar Mahadeo Temple on the way to Ranthambhor National Park and approx 7 km from Railway station. This is oldest Shiva temple popularly known as Amareshwar Mahadeo It is located in the middle of high hills and is considered as a sacred temple.

The Temple is one of the major religious attractions near the town of Sawai Madhopur with the beautiful green hills. Amareshwar Mahadeo is around 1200 years old temple as old as Ranthambore Fort discovered past 300-400 years.

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To reach temple in early years was almost impossible because of dense forest all around. Till today one has to walk/drive for one km inside the forest area via Ranthambore road. Later man made path was made. Shivarati is the day for Mela (fair) during day hours and Jagaran whole night. The temple is visited by a number of devotees who come here to pay their respects to the deity.

Black Buck Sightseeing

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Village Devpura is a home to the beautiful Black Buck, Devpura is approx.14 km from Sawai Madhopur.Theblackbuck (Antilope cervicapra) is an antelope species native to the Indian Subcontinent .As the blackbuck range has decreased sharply during the 20th century.The blackbuck is the only living species of the genus Antelope. Males and females have distinctive coloration. Male blackbucks are dark brown, black, and the belly and eye rings are white and have long twisted horns.

While females are fawn-coloured (light-brown) with no horns.

The horns of the blackbuck are ringed with one to four spiral turns, with rarely more than four turns; they can be as long as 79 cm.

Kuwalji Temple

Hidden treasure in Ranthambore called "Kuwalji Temple". It is around 40 km from sawai madhopur railway station and situated in south west of the Rantahmbhore National Park enroute Phalodi and khanpur village.

The area includes the confluence of the ancient Aravalli hill system with the Vindhyan hill system due to which the area is a very rich in bio-diversity.You can visit Devpura Dam on the way at Khanpur Village.

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Here you may have the opportunity of sightings of Sambhar Deer, Indian Gazelle ( Chinkara), Blue Bull (Nilgai), Spotted Deer, Langhur Monkey, Sloth Bear,hyena, Jackal, and many many birds. This area also boasts several Leopards and if you are very lucky the King of the Jungle - the Tiger may well wander by!

Rameshwar Ghat

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Rameshwar Ghat situated around 65 km from Sawai Madhopur on the confluence of the Banas and Chambal rivers.The river Chambal originates from Vindhyanchal mountain ranges at Mahu in Madhya Pradesh.

This river flows in the North-Eastern parts of M.P.,Rajasthan & U.P. and ultimately merges in Yamuna river at Etava in Uttar Pradesh.

The one kilometer width of the Bank of Chambal river extending up to a length of 700 KM has been declared by the all the three states as the National Chambal Sanctuary.

Thus this constitutes Asia's only reverine eco-system sanctuary.The area of about 625 sq.k.m. of Chambal river passing through five districts of Rajasthan viz. Kota, Bundi, Sawai Madhopur, Karoli and Dholpur was declared as National Gharial Sanctuary vide notification dated 16-7-83.

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