Attractions in Sariska
Temple - The typical Sariska rhythm takes
one to Pandupol. As legend goes, the Pandava
brothers found the dense forest of the area
a good place to hide in the 13th year of their
exile. On the outskirts of the sanctuary are
the rarely visited breathtaking ruins of Bhangarh.
Especially significant are Bhangarh's two temples
- ornately carved in stone and marble with floral
fringes, decorated walls, ceilings and pillars.
Temple - Neelkanth
is a fortified temple
centuries ago. The sculptured temples here have been
compared to that of Khajuraho confirming to a variety
of religious cults - Hindu, Buddhist and Jain.
Ruins of Bhangarh - Bhangarh,
founded by the Maharaja Bhagwan Dasji in 1574 A.D.,
is an ancient town of archaeological significance.
Surrounded by huge Aravali hills and dense forests,
Bhangarh is a pre-historic site. Different kinds of
tools used by early man have been recovered from this
place. Though Bhangarh is in ruins today, it used
to be a flourishing town during the medieval period.
The famous ruler of Bhangarh was Madho Singh Kachhawah,
who was the younger brother of Raja Man Singh
I of Amer. Remains of the old palace, beautiful
temples and bazaars (market) are witness to Bhangarh's
The Fairy Queen - The Fairy Queen,
built in 1855, is the oldest functioning broad gauge
steam locomotive in the world. After over 140 years,
the journey resumed in 1997 from Delhi. The Fairy
Queen traverses the picturesque town of Alwar in Rajasthan
from where you will get a taste of wildlife at the
Sariska Tiger Reserve.
Quick Getaways near Sariska
- Viratnagar is the city revered in history
for having given shelter to the mighty Pandava brothers
of the Mahabharata. Explore the forests for temples,
and rock formations that have association with the
past. An edict of King Ashoka the Great dating back
to the 3rd century was found here. In another part
of the site are ruins of a circular Buddhist temple,
considered to be the oldest freestanding structures
- Siliserh is a quaint palace looking upon
a lake ringed by hills. You can sit on the terrace
and watch water birds come in or the sunset on the
lake on an evening.
There & Away to Sariska