Sawai Madhopur Off The Beaten Path

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    Balas Mansingh Sanctuary

    by nightcowboy Written Oct 7, 2007

    About three miles Sawai Madhopur, the views breathtaking plenty of wild life to see here, drive though local village's see them bringing their flocks of sheep and goat's in to protect them from the leopards.

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    Ranthambore Fort

    by RAJASTHANBYCAR Updated Sep 14, 2007

    The great Ranthambhor Fort is the oldest Fort in Rajasthan, bult in 944 A.D. by Chauhan's perched atop a creek 200 mts above the forested valley, it is built on an awesome scale. Its massive ramparts, gates and bastions sent a stern message to its enemies. Rao Hamir, the most valiant ruler, is said to have refused to bow his head before Khilji, despite the severe food shortage and lack of other provisions. Though the palace lies in ruins, there are still a few ancient landmarks, the visitor can see.You can see panoramic views of the park from its high walls.

    Fort Fort Badal Mahal Lake in the Fort View from the Fort
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    • Architecture

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    Rufous Treepie

    by grets Written Mar 8, 2005

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    Latin name: Dendrocitta vagabunda

    A really common bird which becomes quite tame in places. In fact, as you can see, it was so tame that it would eat from your hand!

    Usually found in open wooded country and gardens with trees and bushes, the treepie will grow to a maximum size of 50 cm.

    Rufous Treepie
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    Eurasian Spoonbill

    by grets Updated Mar 8, 2005

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    Latin name: Platalea leucorodia

    Found mainly on and around inland wetlands, the spoonbill with grow to a maximum size of 90 cm.

    I find it fascinating to watch they way they feed, using their odd shaped beaks to sieve the fish from the water.

    Spoonbills
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    Spotted Owlet

    by grets Written Mar 8, 2005

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    Latin name: Athene brama

    Found mainly within habitation and cultivation, the owlet has a call of a hrsh, shreeky chirurr-chirrur-chirrur, followed by cheevak, cheevak, cheevak.. Will grow to a maximum size of 21 cm.

    Spotted Owlet
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    Indian Peafowl

    by grets Written Mar 8, 2005

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    Latin name: Pavo cristatus

    A very widespread bird - I have never seen so many peafowl in one place at any one time before. Male has spectacular glossy green train - although we did not see them display it.

    Found mainly in forest undergrowth, the male grows to a maximum size of 230 cm, whereas the female will stay at around 100 cm.

    Male Indian Peafowl
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    White Throated Kingfisher

    by grets Written Mar 8, 2005

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    Latin name: Halcyon smyrnensis

    This gorgeous kingfisher is widespread and is found in and around cultivated areas, forest edges, gardens and freshwater / coastal wetlands. It grows to a maximum size of 28 cm.

    White Throated Kingfisher
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    Sarus Crane

    by grets Written Mar 8, 2005

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    Latin name: Grus antigone

    Mainly found in cultivated and well-watered areas, this one was seen in a field by the side of the railway line. It is a large bird, growing to a maximum size of 156 cm.

    Sarus Crane
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    Darter

    by grets Written Mar 8, 2005

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    Also known as the Snake Bird.

    Latin name: Anhinga melanogaster

    The darter often swims with its body submerged with just its long, slim neck above water, making it look like a snake - hence its name.

    Darter and Ibis
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    The Old town

    by MattTB Written Apr 13, 2004

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    Take a trip into the old town of Sawai Madhopur! Its a great area for shopping, loads of textiles, jewelry and various things! Not many tourists go here and you will find a crowd of people following you around as you shop!!

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    Ganesh Temple

    by RAJASTHANBYCAR Updated Sep 14, 2007

    Located almost centrally in the fort, the Ganesh temple is still thronged by countless devotees, particularly during the Ganesh Chaturthi fair.Also black face Monkey(Langour) around the temple.

    Ganesh Temple Ganesh Temple
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    White Bellied Drongo

    by grets Written Mar 8, 2005

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    Latin name: Dicrurus caerulescens

    Mainly found in open forest and well-wooded areas, the drongo will grow to a maximum size of 24 cm.

    White Bellied Drongo
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    Ruddy Shelduck

    by grets Written Mar 8, 2005

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    Ltin name: Tadorna ferruginea

    Mostly found in and around freshwater wetlands, this duck will grow to a maximum size of 67 cm.

    Ruddy Shelduck
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    Indian Roller

    by grets Written Mar 8, 2005

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    Latin name: Coracias benghalensis

    Found mainly in cultivated areas, open woodland and gardens. Will grow to a maximum size of 33 cm.

    Indian Roller
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    Red Vented Bulbul

    by grets Written Mar 8, 2005

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    Latin name: Pycnonotus cafer

    A widespread bird found mainly in open deciduous forest and secondary growth. Will grow to a maximum size of 20 cm.

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