Sawai Madhopur Knowledge Guide
Sawai Madhopur was built as a planned city by Maharaja Madho Singh I of Jaipur (1751 – 1768) and is named after him. Construction began on 19 January 1763 and Sawai Madhopur celebrates its foundation day annually. The Sawai Madhopur Lodge, now a hotel, survives as a relic of the days of tiger hunting. The lodge was built in 1936 by Maharaja Man Singh II (1912 – 1971) and used as a hunting lodge until his death. The two-story building is constructed in a crescent shape with a long verandah. Queen Elizabeth of England visited the lodge in January 1961.
The languages commonly spoken in Sawai Madhopur are English, Hindi and Hadoti.
Typical dishes in Sawai Madhopur include Dal Baati Churma, Gatte ki sabzi, Bajre ki roti and Dal bade. The sweet dishes includes Kharbuje ka laddoo.
The types of dances performed in Sawai Madhopur include the Ghoomar dance, the Sawai Madhopur dance and the Kalbeliya dance.
The cinemas in Sawai Madhopur include the Sooraj Cinema in the old city, the Prem Mandir in Bazaria and the Prakash Talkies in Mantown.
Sawai Madhopur has an airstrip which is used for Private Jets and Supreme Airlines has started regular flight operations between Sawai Madhopur and Delhi from 11 April 2018. The nearest airport is the Jaipur International Airport 132 kilometres (82 mi) away.
Sawai Madhopur Junction is located on the Delhi to Mumbai trunk route. The city is a stop for many trains, including Jaipur - Indore Super-Fast, Dayodaya Express (Ajmer - Jabalpur Express), Jodhpur - Indore Intercity, Hazrat Nizamuddin - Indore Express, Marusagar Express (Ajmer - Ernakulam Express / Ernakulam Express), Jaipur - Mysore Express, Jaipur - Chennai Express, Jaipur - Coimbatore Express, Jodhpur - Puri Express, Jodhpur - Bhopal Express, Jodhpur - Indore Intercity, and the August Kranti Rajdhani Express.The Jaipur - Indore Super-Fast connects Sawai Madhopur to the major city of Madhya Pradesh, Indore Junction. There is also a Jan Shatabdi Express train, from Sawai Madhopur to the national capital, Delhi. Other trains include the Kota - Hanumangarh Express, the Sawai Madhopur-Mathura Passenger and the Jaipur-Bayana Passenger. The Kota - Patna Express connects Sawai Madhopur and Patna cities via Agra, Kanpur, Lucknow, and Varanasi. Mumbai -Nizamuddin Aug. Kranti Rajdhani Express halts at Sawai Madhopur for 2 min. The luxury trains include the Palace on Wheels, the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels, and the Indian Maharaja which makes a stop at Sawai Madhopur on an eight-day round trip to tourist destinations.
NH-116 (Tonk-Sawai Madhopur ) and the Kota-Lalsot Mega Highway pass through the city.