"BALAS" is situated at a distance of 9 kilometers from Sawai Madhopur on Sawai Madhopur-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 and conical hill tops.
The camping site is surrounded by bold vertical cliffs of Neemli 'Dang'. Eco trails and motor-able 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 characterized by steep rocky slopes and cliffs, flat bottoms with deep and fertile soil. Mahakho and Didikho are two khos which garner very cool mist and stay alive throughout the year.
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.
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.
There are a number of attractive points near the camping site. These are: Sun set point Maha Kho, Vulture nesting point Jamoda point and Didi Kho
Tariff Plan for camping site
Each tent shall accommodate two tourists at a time and a fee of Rs. 1000/- per tent per day will be charged from the tourist by Eco Development Committee (EDC). However, in case of use of Video camera, a fee of Rs. 200/- will be charged separately from tourists.
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner will be made available by the catering trained EDC members. Food provided will be charged separately.
This Camping site has been fenced all around. One forest guard and two EDC members will remain on the Camping site for security purposes. During tracking tourists will be escorted by local EDC guides on nature trails on foot or by Gypsy.