Sawai Madhopur was built as a planned city by Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh I of Jaipur (1750-1768), who named the township after himself. is famous for its guavas, affectionately known as "Madhopur guavas" in Rajasthan.
The town of Sawai Madhopur was founded in 1765 AD was named after its founder Sawai Madho Singh I of Jaipur. Due to the ongoing Muslim conquests, somehow, the grandson of Prithviraj Chauhan, Govinda established himself at Ranthambhore and ruled the surrounding regions. Later, Vagbhatta laid siege to the fort, following Illtutmish's death and ruled for the following 12 years.
History indicates that the region changed lots of hands before finding its way back to its founder, Sawai Madho Singh I of Jaipur who reinstated the town to its former glory.
Air: The nearest airport from Sawai Madhopur is Sanganer Airport at Jaipur which is at a distance of 175 km. Jaipur, being the capital of Rajasthan and a tourist hub is well connected to all the major destinations within and outside Rajasthan. Buses from Jaipur run for Sawai Madhopur quiet frequently.
Rail: Sawai Madhopur has a railway station of its own. The Kota Janshatabadi and August Kranti Rajdhani connects Sawai Madhopur to Delhi while Bombay Central - Jaipur Express connects it to Mumbai.
Road: Sawai Madhopur is well connected by road to Agra (226 km), Bharatpur (166 km), Delhi (434 km), Kota (217 km) and Jaipur (176 km).