Less Frequented but Exceptional Attractions of Sawai Madhopur

Time is by far the major constraint when you are exploring the Shekhawati region in Rajasthan India. Deeply entrenched in history, royal living, art, architecture and not to forget, a series of fresco paintings, the Sawai Mahopur offers even more attractions for those who are looking to take on this unique combination on earth.

Ganesh Temple, Sawai Madhopur

This temple devoted to Lord Ganesha, the remover of obstacles is located inside the Ranathambore fort within the Ranathambore park. This temple is unique since the idol of Lord Ganesha in this temple has 3 eyes as against the usual 2 eyes. 3 eyes are generally associated with Lord Shiva, the father of Lord Ganesha.

Amareswar Mahadev Sawai Madhopur

Amareswar Mahadev Sawai Madhopur

Amreshwar Mahadev, Sawai Madhopur

This is another temple devoted to Lord Shiva located inside the Ranthambore forest in an isolated and underdeveloped area. You can reach the temple by taking a left turn from the main entrance to the Ranthambore park and going about 2 kms in the same direction when you can find a small gate that may also be missed if you are not specifically looking for it. The small road from the gate leads you to the temple. All the trouble reaching the temple is worthwhile since you will get to see several natural springs with the water really heavy in sulphur content.

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Rajiv Gandhi Museum of Natural History & Shilpgram

This museum is located 9 km from Sawai Madhopur and stands as a museum highlighting the plants and animals as well as the natural heritage of western India apart from being a resource center particularly for children and the general public. In combination with the Ranathambore National Park, the Ranathambore Fort and Shilpgram, the museum presents itself as one of India’s finest heritage attractions.

Rajiv Gandhi Regional Museum of Natural History Sawai Madhopur

Rajiv Gandhi Regional Museum of Natural History Sawai Madhopur

The museum housed in a sprawling 7.2 acres has a number of interactive exhibits, digital panels and several important dioramas with different themes to highlight human interface with Mother Nature and her efforts to conserve natural resources and the nature itself. The museum comprises of 3 galleries with each of them presenting a distinct theme. Continue reading Rajiv Gandhi Museum of Natural History & Shilpgram

Jaswant Thada- Royal Splendor of Jodhpur

Jaswant Thada was built in the year 1899 by Sardar Singh, the ruler of Jodhpur in the memory of his father- Maharaj Jaswant Singh. It is located to the left of the Mehrangarh Fort complex. It is considered to be one of the most striking architectural buildings which are located ideally in the city of Jodhpur. Build in pure white marble, the Jaswant Thada is the burial ground of the early Jodhpur rulers. The royal crematorium is also located near to the place.

Jaswant Thada Jodhpur Skyview

Jaswant Thada Jodhpur Skyview

Architectural Marvel

The entire structure of Jaswant Thada is built with intricately carved marble sheets. Made with ultra thin marble sheets, the monument is elegant and polished. It glows with the fall of sun rays on the outer surface. There are exquisite marble works on the cenotaph of the monument. The entire monument resembles a temple with its architectural structures and carvings.

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