What comes to your mind when someone mentions Sariska? Do you imagine a forest? Or do you look at it as yet another destination that offers you the chance to catch a glimpse of the big cat? While those assumptions do hold true for Sariska, there is much more to it than you can imagine.
Second darkest place in India
Did you know that Sariska is the second darkest place in India? If you think I’m going to say that it’s just another haunted place, you need to slow down and read a little further. I’m here to simply let you know that it is one of the best places to enjoy a view of the Milky Way.
But then, you can’t just sit down somewhere in the jungle and look up at the sky, can you? V Resorts Utsav Camp Sariska is has you covered.
Situated in Tehla, right in the middle of nowhere, where vast forested lands of the low-lying Aravalli Hills make up the bulk of what we recognise as the Sariska National Park, is V Resorts Utsav Camp Sariska—a place where you’re guaranteed to get some of the finest views of the Milky Way.
Speaking out of experience
I’ve been to this resort in Sariska and I can tell you for a fact that it’s not just a place where you simply look up at the sky and see a few stars twinkling above you. While living in the luxury tent accommodation that is offered at this resort, you can simply lie down on one of the khatias provided at the private sit-out area and enjoy a world of stars above you.
Take my word for it if you like—I have actually seen the planet Mars from this resort. I just don’t have a proof because I don’t have a camera that powerful! But in case you’re planning to visit this place, I would suggest you to carry your DSLR camera along with its telephoto lens.
If not that, make sure you carry a telescope, if you can—you will thank me for the views you will be able to enjoy from there.
It’s not just anywhere that you get stunning views of the Milky Way, but that’s not the only reason I recommend V Resorts Utsav Camp Sariska as a destination in itself.
The resort sits in the lap of nature with nothing else but the lush green Aravalli Hills surrounding it from all sides. In fact, if you’re lucky enough you might even spot a leopard in the vicinity as some of the boulders near the property are believed to be home to a family of leopards. Also, this resort is located very close to Gate no. 2 of the Sariska National Park, thus making the tiger reserve easily accessible for travellers.
A repository of lesser-know places
The best thing about Sariska is that, in spite of being a destination in the popular tourist state of Rajasthan, it’s not just a place where you get to explore only forts and monuments. Wildlife apart, there are several lesser-known and offbeat places around V Resorts Utsav Camp Sariska that any traveller would love to explore.
For instance, there’s the Neelkanth Mahadev Temple on the top of a mountain—a Shiva temple which is believed to have been built between the sixth and ninth centuries by Maharajadhiraja Mathanadeva. What makes this ancient temple a wonder is its exquisite architecture and the erotic sculptures and statues that its walls are carved with.
Bhangarh is just a ride away
Travellers with a mood for a little more adventure can actually visit the famous and ‘haunted’ Bhangarh Fort, which is just a short drive away from the property. 34 km away from V Resorts Utsav Camp Sariska, this 17th century fort is known for its architecture and great location.
Standing at the top of this fort, one can get some of the finest views of the entire Alwar region, including the breathtaking Aravalli Hills and the Sariska National Park.
Exclusive experiences by V Resorts
Even though the advantageous location of the resort makes it the epicentre of many an offbeat places for travellers, V Resorts Utsav Camp Sariska also offers experiences that are exclusive enough to make it one of the best places to stay in Sariska.
One such experience is the Bush Dinner At V Resorts Utsav Camp Sariska, wherein travellers are given a unique dining experience amidst the wilderness of Sariska, with the view of stars overhead.
If you wish, the staff at V Resorts Utsav Camp Sariska can arrange a Lakeside High Tea at the banks of the Malana Lake located two kilometres away from the property. It’s nothing short of a fairytale to be able to sit by a beautiful lake while sipping on a cup of tea or coffee, made the way you want, while enjoy breathtaking views of sunset and the surrounding jungle, birds and wildlife.
A trip to V Resorts Utsav Camp Sariska is one of the best things a Delhiite traveller can do over a weekend. Located just 227 km from the national capital, it is an easy five-hour drive away for wildlifers, tourists and travellers alike.