Ranthambore National Park
Ranthambore fundamentally scores its points for being a vacation spot, courtesy of its tiger reserve. Be that as it may, the spot offers you considerably more for touring and going on trips. Situated in the outskirts of the Thar Desert, Ranthambore is encompassed by the Vindhya Hills and the Aravali Hills. Its exceptionally mystical area provides for its scope of having the fortune of secretive desert arrives and also plain zone close to the hills. The vegetation principally includes deciduous woods. Spread over an area of 392 sq kms, Ranthambore National Park is located in the Sawai Madhopur area of Rajasthan. It is one of the biggest and popular National Parks in India. Ranthambore was the hunting ground of the Maharaja of Jaipur until 1955 when it was announced as a national park. With the development of Project Tiger, it was announced a national park in 1980. Ranthambore National Park is exceptionally well known for its tiger population. Tigers are frequently seen throughout the day, going about their normal tasks. The recreation center is additionally considered as a legacy site and has been home to numerous types of plants, reptiles and winged animals.
There are Wildlife Safaris and Jeep Safaris to tour the Park and watch wild creatures in their common environments, and that too from proximity. The Jeep safaris take about three and half hours to tour the whole spot. Other than the glorious tigers, guests likewise get to see panthers, deer, hyenas, crocodiles, hogs, mongooses, jackals, gazelles and so on. This national park is flanked by two sanctuaries, specifically Kaila Devi Sanctuary and the Mansingh Sanctuary. It is additionally a spot where some of the biggest banyan trees in India are found. This national park has a few lakes inside its premises. The recreation center draws part of untamed life devotees and camera people from everywhere in the world.
It is the only temple in the world that contains the family of Lord Ganesha, his 2 wives, Riddhi and Siddhi, and two sons Shub Labh along with the idol of Ganesh. Trinetra Ganesha of Ranthambore is known as the Pratham Ganesh. This is the Pratham Ganesha Temple which is accepted to be in presence from ancient times. The Ganesha icon here has three eyes- trinetra, embellished from one of the fortification's dividers. This sanctuary is said to be the prominent (Parham) Ganesha Temple in the nation. Hindus over the world worship Lord Ganesha, for he is an image of promise. He is worshiped by enthusiasts to look for favorable luck and astuteness. He is the destroyer of hindrances. Lord Ganesha is the lord of favorable luck, learning, astuteness and education. He is said to have an authority of all forces, for example, mind (buddhi) and fulfilment (siddhi, affirmation toward oneself). It is accepted that the Ranthambore Ganesha embodies all these forces.
Kala Gaura Bhairava Temple
The Kala Gaura Bhairav Temple is one of the famous and unique temples in Sawai Madhopur city. It is a very exotic temple made in a unique style that practices kriyas by tantric. This is a unique temple and probably one of the few temples in the country where Tantrik rituals are practiced. The temple is a Nagara architectural style of temple with curvilinear structure built slicing a hillock. The temple structure has multiple towers and many colorful chhatris oblong and canopied. This place is considered sacred and holy by all the worshippers. They believe that whatever you pray or wish in this temple, they come true.
Amreshwar Mahadeo Temple
Amareshwar Mahadeo Temple on the way to Ranthambhor National Park and approx 7 km from Railway station. This is oldest Shiva temple popularly known as Amareshwar Mahadeo It is located in the middle of high hills and is considered as a sacred temple. The Temple is one of the major religious attractions near the town of Sawai Madhopur with the beautiful green hills. Amareshwar Mahadeo is around 1200 years old temple as old as Ranthambhore Fort discovered past 300-400 years. To reach temple in early years was almost impossible because of dense forest all around. Till today one has to walk/drive for one km inside the forest area via Ranthambhore road. Later man made path was made. Shivarati is the day for Mela (fair) during day hours and Jagaran whole night. The temple is visited by a number of devotees who come here to pay their respects to the deity. Apart from its religious and historical significance, the temple has emerged as a major picnic spot for the residents of Sawai Madhopur with enchanting waterfall, nullah and beautiful groves in its vicinity during rainy season. There are different bath areas for men and women. The Temple attracts a number of tourists because of the surrounding natural beauty.
Pali Ghat on the famous Chambal River is an excellent destination for those seeking tranquility and serenity. Hop on to the boat rides with a picturesque view that can take your breath away. The large Indian crocodiles – Gharials, can be seen at Pali Ghat, hence it is also known as Gharial Sanctuary. Pali Ghat, with its river view and natural beauty is one of the most serene places to visit in the region
Surwal Lake is approachable via 30 minute drive from ranthambhore and 15 minute drive from Sawai madhopur. Surwal Lake is a shallow lake surrounded by farms and villages and considered a haven for bird watching. Walkway / dirt road around Surwal Lake is 7 km in length and on one side there is the lake and on the other side are farms. Waterbirds are visible on the lake especially in second half of winter when water gets shallow and fish eating birds make merry. Other birds are visible around farms / fields / water canals on the other side. Morning time around Sunrise is considered best when more than 50 bird species can be spotted within couple of hours of walk. Some of the species that were spotted include Bar headed Geese, Grey heron, White Breasted Kingfisher, Common Kingfisher, Shrike, Indian Robin, Oriental Magpie Robin, Hoopoe, Common Babbler, Jungle Babbler, Egret, Red Wattled Lapwing, Stilt, River Tern, Pelican etc.