Local Attractions

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

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

Chambal Crocodile Safari (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

Khandar Fort (50Kms): A Historic & Majestic fort on the outskirts of Ranthambhore National Park.