Aamod at Sariska, popularly know as Alwarbagh is a quick getaway from Delhi. After moving to Himalayas, Gurgaon has become my base to transit to different parts of the country as and when required. On one such visit, I, along with my other blogger friends from NCR made a 2-day road trip to Sariska National Park near Alwar, Rajasthan.
We took the highway through Neemrana and made a breakfast stop at the forgotten step wells of Neemrana. I liked this site for its heritage and peace.
We drove on the roads of Rajasthan just after the rains and I was surprised to see Rajasthan land and hills covered with green pastures.
We started glimpsing Rajasthani culture on the road itself. The traffic jams here are caused by these bulky animals as opposed to the cute little sheep in Himachal Pradesh.
Women work in the fields while the men take cattle for grazing. I like the colourful Rajasthani dresses that brighten up the barren land otherwise.
My stay was arranged at Aamod at Sariska, a heritage-style built property over a huge land in the wilderness. They have 3 different palace-style buildings with different kind of rooms in each one. It gives a feeling of living life king-size in the designer rooms of this property. They have a total of 37 rooms, ideal for hosting weddings and corporate events too.
The roof tops of these properties have a royal touch with a quiet place to spend evenings and watch sun bidding adieu to the Aravalli mountain range. I was quite impressed with this sitting arrangement. The designers have taken proper interest in making a place the guests would not want to leave!
The rooms are huge and furnished with a traditional touch. The rooms as well bathrooms are well-equipped with all modern amenities.
Each building looks different from the other and has a different touch to the exteriors as well as interiors. This is where I lived for 2 days.
Every corner of this property is so well-done that it was difficult for me to choose my favourite for photography.
And this is the personal roof top sitting for the kings and queens rooms.
They have a separate restaurant for all the meals, but, I would suggest to request them to arrange a royal dinner by the pool. This was the highlight of my stay here - drinks and food at the pool side, after a pool party with great music and a swim.
The Rajasthani delicacies served for dinner here were to die for! It satisfied all my taste buds with spicy, tasty daal baati, lal maans, churma, gatta curry, garlic chutney and desi ghee.
You can close your eyes and ask for anything from the kitchen and you will never be disappointed, they have handpicked a chef who has mastered the flavours of all cuisines served here.
Things to do in and around the resort:
If you think resorts are boring, you need to double check your booking days before you plan for AlwarBagh Aamod Resort. I stayed for 2 days and fell short of time to enjoy the property to the fullest. I woke up early in the morning to take a stroll around the property and discovered an entire set of fun activities. I found a quaint open-air temple covered with huge trees of Rudraksh.
There is a paintball arena, a shooting range, remote controlled car racing track, fitness gym, fuss ball, table tennis, air hockey and pool table. There's huge ground for outdoor games like volley ball, cricket and basketball. They have an adventure course too for the more adventurous ones. They also help arrange competitions for big groups.
The swimming pool shines in the day. Swimming is my favourite sport after badminton. I couldn't keep away from the pool in this pretty location.
What do you exactly need after such eventful day? Yes, there's an option to pamper yourself too! There's nothing better for me than winding my eventful day with a spa from a good masseur.
You need an entire day for the wildlife excursion. The Sariska National Park has 14 tigers brought form Ranthambore National Park. The tigers are equipped with GPS and the guides satisfy the customers with sure-shot spotting. On the way you may spot some deers, monkeys and peacocks. The park is closed in the monsoon and I missed a chance to spot the big cat, and ended up spotting deers instead.
Check Rajasthan Tour Packages for more information on tours in Rajasthan.
Namaste! I'm Medhavi Davda.
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