Sawai Madhopur City
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.
The old city of Sawai Madhopur with the rolling hills of Aravallis and Vindhayas surrounding it is quiet attractive with a pleasant atmosphere.The city welcomes all its visitors with panoramic views of hillocks, Temples, old buldings,Kala-Goura bheru temple and Jain Chamatkar Temple.Sawai Madhopur is quiet well known for its local market ,bandhani, lahariya, block printed textiles, silver jewellery, antique furniture, wood, metal handicrafts, carpets as well as its exclusive toys, ethnic ornaments and costumes. Shopping for these items therefore means shopping for a lifelong memory of your visit to Sawai Madhopur. The topography in Sawai Madhopur is better than the rest of the state as the area has a lot of vegetation. The city is among the places that receive maximum rainfall as compared to other parts of the state.Sawai Madhopur is famous for its guavas, affectionately known as "Madhopur guavas" in Rajasthan.