Alwar Getaway is a relaxing package at Alwar Bagh resort, conveniently located between Sariska Tiger Reserve and Alwar city. If you are accompanied by kids, it is a perfect weekend resort with inhouse ethnic restaurant, swimming pool and fun area if you are accompanied by kids.
Sariska Tiger Reserve
Built in the lap of nature it is at a short distance from the Sariska Tiger reserve. The tiger reserve stretches over an area of 880 square km. The reserve comprises scrub-thorn arid forests, dry deciduous forests, grasslands, and rocky hills. This area used to be the hunting ground of the king of Alwar state. Central Government declared it a wildlife reserve in 1955. Later, Sariska Tiger Reserve was made a part of India’s Project Tiger in 1978. The wildlife sanctuary was declared a national park in 1990. It is the first reserve in the world which has successfully relocated tigers.
Alwar Weekend Getaway will also take you to the Bhangarh fort. The fort, considered to be the most haunted fort in India, is also located near Sariska Resort. Although historically, it is said to be built by the Kachwaha ruler of Amber, Raja Bhagwant Singh, for his younger son Madho Singh in 1573 AD.
According to legend, a sadhu named Baba Balak Nath lived within the fort area. And it was his injunction that any house built in the precinct of the fort should not be taller than his own. If the shadow of any such house fell on his, it would result in destruction of the fort town. According to another tale, a wizard adept in black magic named Sinhai fell in love with Ratnavati, a beautiful Bhangarh princess with many suitors. One day, the wizard followed her to the marketplace and offered her a love potion; however, she refused it, throwing it onto a large rock that consequently rolled onto the wizard and crushed him to death.
Entry into Bhangarh is prohibited between sunset and sunrise. It is ranked the most haunted fort in India.