About Sariska Palace
In the earlier era, when means of entertainment were
limited to few options, members of royal family had to choose from the
ones that suited their status and regal taste. The Rajput Maharajas
associated themselves with courage and as such loved sporting
entertainment like hunting. The hunting lodges were specially
constructed by them in the forest regions so as to provide comfortable
stay while their wild expedition. These hunting lodges even played
host to other royal guests as well as foreign dignitaries.
The Sariska palace is one of these hunting lodges that was built by the Maharaja of Alwar, Jai Singh in order to welcome Queen Victoria`s son, the Duke of Connaught. It is said that in those days, the grandeur of the palace was simply outstanding. Moreover, the number of tigers and leopard were so great that the Maharaja and his guests could shoot them standing right in their balcony itself! Almost perfect for regal leisure!
Sariska Palace as a Heritage Hotel
Today, Sariska palace has been converted into a
heritage hotel and the surrounding wild area has been declared a
National Park and a Tiger Reserve. The 100 year old palace is not as
lavish as some of the other palaces of Rajasthan, yet the Aravalli
ranges in the backdrop and the Ruparail river flowing through the
ground area make for some really charming setting.
Inside the palace, the decor constantly remind guests that they are staying in an erstwhile royal hunting lodge. There are a collection of stuffed beast, royal antiques, old photographs and paintings adorning every nook and corner of the palace. In brief, staying at Sariska Palace Hotel is one fulfilling experience that is hard to forget by those who have stayed here.
Facilities on Offer
Amidst lush green environment, the Sariska Palace
Hotel offers its guests 75 luxurious rooms with a bed capacity of 150
for accommodation. The palace wing undoubtedly is most
imposing while the Queens Wing is more elegant. There is a haveli wing
as well in the hotel which has its own distinct charm. The interiors
of all the rooms are pleasing and provide the guests a perfect stay
during their visit. The authentic Regency Victorian furnitures add a
regal touch in every room.
The restaurant of the hotel known as the Dining Hall, decorated with antiques, serves its guests delectable Indian, Continental and Chinese cuisine. The Rajasthani cuisine, specially is a must try for all. Sariska Durbar I, II and III provide exceptional convention facilities as and when required.
With Sariska National Park in close vicinity, it is amply clear that the major recreational facilities for guests revolve round the wildlife. The heritage hotel makes available for its guests wildlife viewing by jeep safari, bird watching trip and nature walks.. Camel & horse safari and sightseeing tours to nearby villages are added attractions. Close to heritage, nature and life - recreation at Sariska palace is more exciting than you can think of. For a leisurely indoor entertainment, special events, theme parties and gala dinners are organised on request.
The Alwar railway station is at distance of 36 km from the Sariska palace and the bus station is 38 km away. The nearest airport is at Jaipur, 115 km away. A specia luxury train, Fairy Queen commences from Delhi and brings tourists to view the Sariska National park. The stay is arranged at Sariska palace again
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