Move over Jaipur's regular attractions to unwind at Sariska with a camera & your travel buddies!

To assist you in preparing a travel itinerary, we have a list of 7 places you should visit at Sariska.

Want to romanticise nature and spot mighty tigers? Spend a weekend at Sariska, only 2 hours away from Jaipur, for an exhilarating experience amidst the Aravalli Hills. A magnet for travel enthusiasts, Sariska Tiger Reserve has several architectural and natural spots that one can explore.

But if you are too scared to step into the wild, then you can opt for the stargazing option at the Stargate Observatory, amidst tons of other things here. So to assist you in preparing a travel itinerary, we have a list of 7 places you should visit at Sariska and you can thank us later for it!

Sariska Tiger Reserve

Situated in the Alwar district of Rajasthan, Sariska National Park stretches over an area of almost 865 square kilometres and was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1955. The landscape of Sariska is dominated by sharp cliffs and narrow valleys covered by dry and deciduous forests, which can be enjoyed by undertaking a wildlife safari.

Timings: 6 AM - 9:44 PM (daily)

Kankwari Fort

If you are the kind of person who feels goosebumps when encountering places of historical importance, then the Kankwari Fort is a must-visit for you! Known for its brilliant Rajasthani architecture, this fort was built by Jai Singh I but later used by Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb to exile his brother Dara Shikoh. Further, the panoramic glimpse of the forest underneath from here is another captivating element of the fort.

Timings: 8 AM to 12 PM and 3 PM to 6 PM (daily)

Pandupol Hanuman Temple

The Pandupol Hanuman Temple standing amidst a scenic waterfall, is believed to have links with the Mahabharata, therefore, this temple is a pilgrimage spot for tourists looking for religious respite. You will also spot various species of monkeys here, which are considered to be the reincarnations of Lord Hanuman and are served prasad by devotees.

Timings: 5 AM to 10 PM (daily)

Siliserh Lake

The 7 km long human-made wonder, Siliserh Lake was established in 1845 and it is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Sariska to enjoy and relax amid the stunning surroundings. It is a prime water supply source to neighbouring localities other than being a marvel of engineering. Further, the backdrop of majestic Aravallis and its green pastures amuse the visitors with a magical allure.

Timings: 5:30 AM to 6 PM (daily)

Bhangarh Fort

Built in 1631 by Madho Singh, Bhangarh Fort is a miracle of Mughal architecture. This fort is a heritage wealth in Rajasthan but is believed to be cursed by a black magician, hence, it is also notoriously known as one of the most haunted places in India! One can visit the ruins of the fort but only after sunrise and before sunset, as entry is prohibited during the night for supernatural reasons (of course!).

Timings: 6 AM to 6 PM (daily)

Neelkantha Mahadeva Temple

A famous tourist attraction located within the Sariska Tiger Reserve is the Neelkanth Temple, built way back in the 6th century. Tourists throng to this place for two reasons - to receive the blessings of Lord Shiva and to witness the sculptures on the temple walls, that bear a resemblance to those located at Khajuraho. Though most of the temple complex has turned into ruins now, Hindu devotees still visit this temple to offer prayers to the Shivlinga present inside the temple.

Timings: 5 AM to 9 PM (daily)

Stargate Observatory

The palatial Aamod Resorts settled in this majestic region, has partnered with Stargate to foray into astro-tourism and you shouldn't be missing out on this experience! Sariska is blessed with clear skies, which are perfect to gaze at the impressive Nebulae clusters, planets, galaxies, comets and so on. The well-equipped Stargate Observatory with its sprawling premises, invites visitors to have a magical visual experience and learn about common folklore as well.

Timings: 5 PM to 12 AM (daily)

How to reach?

The approximately 110 km long journey between Sariska and Jaipur can be covered either by road or by rail. If you wish to travel by train, then you will have to deboard at Alwar Railway Station and cover another 40 km (approx.) to reach Sariska Tiger Reserve. However, we suggest you undertake a road trip to explore the scenic route that lies along the way!

Knock Knock

If you enjoy a perfect blend of nature and human-made wonder, then Sariska is the place to be this weekend. Also, don't forget to snap some beautiful pictures to add to the empty photo-frames you have in your home!

Include THESE 7 must-visit beaches in North Goa on your post-pandemic travel itinerary!

Whether a resident of Goa or a tourist looking for natural body-tan spots, you ought to visit these beaches.

Whether you plan to simply bask under the sun or engage in similar experiences, the allure of beaches has no parallel. Not only that, the fun of making castles out of sand and indulging the child within, is yet another high for beach babies. For amalgamating all such fun-filled experiences, here's a list of 7 beaches in North Goa that you must include in your itinerary, after the pandemic recedes!

Keep reading... Show less

Negative COVID report must for train travel from these 6 states to Mumbai & other Maha districts

Travellers from Kerala, Goa, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Uttarakhand & Delhi-NCR need to produce -ve COVID report upon arrival in Maharashtra

Amid the high resurgence of COVID-19 in Maharashtra, especially Mumbai, the state authorities have ordained new and stricter train travel protocols. All train travellers reaching the state from Kerala, Goa, Rajasthan, Delhi-NCR, Gujarat and Uttarakhand need to compulsorily provide a negative COVID report, tested by the RT-PCR method 48 hours before the travel. The administration has labelled these six regions as the 'places of sensitive origin' in terms of coronavirus infection, read reports. Besides this, a new SOP has also been established for travel in long-distance trains, from the listed states, to curb the virus transmission within Maharashtra's limits.

Keep reading... Show less

15-day 'Anushasan Pakwara' lockdown imposed in Jaipur & other Rajasthan districts till May 3

Lockdown-like restriction in Rajasthan; check all guidelines here to find out what relaxations are offered:

In the wake of the alarming COVID rise in Rajasthan, especially in Jaipur, the state government has ordained a 15-day lockdown with moderations, with effect from April 19, 2021. Imposed as the public disciplining power, the restrictions would be observed as 'Anushsan Pakwara' across the state until 5 AM on May 3. Reportedly, all services except those deemed essential will remain closed during this period.

Keep reading... Show less

Regal & divine, THESE 7 lesser-known Imambadas of Lucknow are a testament to Awadh's rich past!

If you love talking about the essence of Awadh endlessly, read on to acquaint yourself better!

Lucknow's widely popular Bada and Chhota Imambadas are a part and parcel of the city's heritage tourism but going beyond them, there are more than a dozen of such structures which require our equal attention. Once teeming with flocks of people for a variety of events and gatherings, these archaic establishments have lost their significance through the course of time. Repositories of forgotten days, here are 7 lesser-known imambadas from the City of Nawabs, that guarantee you a finer exploration of Lucknow's legacy!

Keep reading... Show less

Check out this list of homestyle meal delivery services operating across Lucknow!

These services are available for all those who are staying indoors, be it for any reason.

Given the swelling second wave of the ongoing pandemic, scores of COVID-19 victims have been instructed to isolate themselves at home. For most of such patients across Lucknow, eating right is absolutely crucial at the moment and to aid this functionality, there are several food delivery services operating across the city. Consequently, we have congregated a comprehensive list of food delivery services in Lucknow, that are providing homestyle meals at economical rates to people in quarantine and isolation.

Keep reading... Show less

Subscribe to our newsletter


Most Read