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About Sawai Madhopur



Sawai Madhopur is a city and a municipality in Sawai Madhopur District in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is the administrative headquarters of Sawai Madhopur District.

It is home to the Ranthambore National Park and the historic Ranthambore fortress, which lies within the national park.

This area was ruled by Raja Hammir Dev ( a Rajput king ) of Chauhan lienage along with his Bargujar relatives. The area was destroyed by Allaudin Khiljee.

Sawai Madhopur was built as a planned city by Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh I of Jaipur (1750–1768), who named the township after himself.

Sawai Madhopur is famous for its guavas, affectionately known as "Madhopur guavas" in Rajasthan