Things to do around the Park
The Ranthambore Fort: 1000-year-old Ranthambhore Fort, one of the oldest forts of Rajasthan, atop a high hill, stands tall at the heart of the Park. Remains of historical past - cenotaphs, tombs, stepped wells, summer palaces etc, have all merged harmoniously into the sprawling forest.
Ganesh Temple: Trinetra means three eyes, the temple was named by this reason. Legend about the Deity.Legend has it that Parvati created Ganesh out of the sandalwood dough that she used for her bath and breathed life into him. Letting him stand guard at the door she went to have her bath. When her husband, Shiva returned, the child who had never seen him stopped him. Shiva severed the head of the child and entered his house. Parvati, learning that her son was dead, was distraught and asked Shiva to revive him. Shiva cut off the head of an elephant and fixed it on the body of Ganesh.
Another tale tells of how one day the Gods decided to choose their leader and a race was to be held between the brothers- Kartikeya and Ganesh. Whoever took three rounds of the earth first would be made the Ganaadhipati or the leader. Kartikeya seated on a peacock as his vehicle, started off for the test. Ganesh was given a rat, which moved swiftly. Ganesh realised that the test was not easy, but he would not disobey his father. He reverently paid obeisance to his parents and went around them three times and thus completed the test before Kartikeya. He said, " my parents pervade the whole universe and going around them, is more than going round the earth." Everybody was pleasantly surprised to hear Ganesh's logic and intelligence and hence he came to be known as the Ganaadhipati or leader, now referred to as Ganpati.
Amreshvar Mahadev Temple: Revered ShivTemple, The waterfall and the Verdant grove make this spot ideal for picnics.
Sawai Man Singh Sanctuary Eco Tourism sites "Balas": Balas is situated 9 km away from Sawaimadhopur on Sawaimadhopur-Kalibhat road. It is a part of Sawai mansingh sanctuary. The area includes the confluence of the ancient Aravalli hill, system with the Vindhyan hill system due to which the area is a very rich in bio-diversity. The Vindhyan system is characterized by flat table tops (plateaus) locally known as "Dang' and Aravallis are characterized by sharp ridges & conical hill tops.
The camping site is surrounded by bold vertical cliffs of Neemli 'Dang'. Eco trails and motorable paths have been developed to visit the 'Dang'. Know is another beautiful feature of the Dang. It is a very deep, wide and long rocky Nallah cutup in the Dang which is characterised by steep rocky slopes and cliffs, flat bottoms with deep and fertile soil Mahakho and Didikho are two khos which are very cool mist and alive throughout the year.
Flora in Balas :The main vegetation is dhok associated with beautiful trees of cheela, Raunj, Tendu, Gurjan, Kadaya, Khaair, Kadamb, Goya khair, Siras, Jamun, Khirni, Saintha, Salar, Kathphadi, Amaltas etc. Undergrowth is mostly jarked, jal, Gangerun, jhadberi . Ground cover is mostly grasses of species Chinkali, Bhanjura, Lampla, Sheen, Sedvs, Loth, Jhonudali, Dada Musi Pharda.
Fauna in Balas:The Main animals of the area are Chinkaras, Nilgai, Chital, Sambhar, Hare, Fox, Jackal, Hyena, Jingle Cat, Wild Boar, Sloth beer and Panther. Avifauna is represented by Peacock, Partridges, Quails, Sand grouse, Stone curlews, Minivets, Flycatchers, Tits, Orioles, Parakeets, Sparrow, and Vultures. Nesting of vultures can also be seen in the area.
Sawai Man Singh Sanctuary Eco Tourism sites "Kundal": Is situated 15 km away from Sawaimadhopur on Sawaimadhopur-Kalibhat road. It is a part of Sawai mansingh sanctuary. The area includes the confluence of the ancient Aravalli hill, system with the Vindhyan hill system due to which the area is a very rich in bio-diversity. The Vindhyan system is characterized by flat table tops (plateaus) locally known as "Dang' and Aravallis are characterized by sharp ridges & conical hill tops.
Amli River Safari : This is the new picnic spot for sighting of Brid watching, Traditional Games, Candle Night Dinner, Boating, Village Tour & Camel Cart Riding.
Mansarovar lake (26 Kms): Best Scenic Vistas, Camping, Paradise for Bird watchers.
Surwal lake (20 Kms): A scenic and mesmeric location filled with natural beauty where the migratory birds flock
Pali Ghat (40 Kms) : A preferred camping & boating spot at the banks of River Chambal
Rameshwaram Ghat (70 Kms): Picnic Spot on the confluence of Rivers Chambal & Banas, crocodiles, dolphins and migratory birds
Kandhar Fort (50Kms): A Historic & Majestic fort on the outskirts of RanthambhoreNational Park.