majestic Sariska Palace was constructed by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh in 1892.
The palace is humongous, occupying an area of about 120 acres and is surrounded
by lush greenery and a peaceful environment. It is positioned right at the edge
of Sariska National Park and was used by the Maharaj as a hunting lodge for
himself and his acquaintances. The setting is the most fascinating feature of
the palace. The serene ambience and view of thick deciduous forest on the
backdrop of the mansion is a treat to the sore eyes.
Palace has now been converted into a 5-star hotel and is one of the most famous
heritage hotels in Rajasthan. The excitement of spending a night in a hotel
which was once used by the Maharaja as his personal accommodation is
incomparable to any other feelings. The hotel provides a panoramic view of the
dense forest of Sariska National Park. A visit to this palace is a perfect
getaway from the busy city life. Who would not love to wake up to melodious
chirping sounds of birds! With great 5-star hospitality facilities and spacious
rooms, you will be treated as a royal person in the palace.
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History of Sariska Palace
The main aim behind building Sariska Palace on the edge of the National
Park was to provide the Maharaj and his friends with smooth and convenient
location to undertake hunting. It was specially built to welcome the Duke of
Connaught and son of Queen Victoria. The palace has a remarkable architectural
style and it was highly praised by the visitors of the Maharaj. It was
convenient for the royals to spot animals from the balconies of the palace and
consequently they carried out hunting from their veranda itself.
Maharaja Sawai Singh spent a lot of wealth in
the construction of this palace. He is also known to have purchased 7 Rolls
Royce cars just to dispose them off as garbage. He did this to humiliate the
salesman of Rolls Royce, who had once belittled the king.
of Sariska Palace
The architectural style of the renowned palace
of Sariska is unique in the entire country. Maharaja Sawai Singh had invited an
architect from abroad to devise a blueprint for this palace. The mansion
represents a perfect blend of Rajasthani and the French style of architecture.
The visitors are extremely fascinated by the exotic architecture of the palace.
The walls of the palace, which are light brown
in color, gleams in the sunlight. The domed shaped towers are sculpted with
perfection and insides of the palace are adorned with paintings of the king and
the majestic pillars are meticulously carved with beautiful patterns. The
gigantic doors made of flagstone and affluent arches add to the royalty of this
Safari at Sariska National Park
The safari at Sariska National Park provides
an opportunity to explore the beauty of nature in great depth. The car rides
will take you through the depths of the forests where you will spot several
animals in the wilderness. If you are a travel and wildlife enthusiast, you
will be thrilled by the jungle safari experience at Sariska National Park. The
Reserve is a natural habitat for several species of wildlife such as Royal
Bengal Tigers, Leopards, Chitals, Indian Grey Mongoose, Rhesus monkeys, etc.
A beautiful lake of Siliserh and the splendid
Kankwari Fort are located in the vicinity of the national park. The fort is
situated on a hilltop and was built during the 17th century. The
fort has a historical significance as it was at this place the Mughal Emperor
Aurangzeb imprisoned his brother Dara. The view from the fortress is
magnificent. Reaching the hilltop, you will get a panoramic view of the flying
Egyptian vultures and eagles. The lake sparkles in the sun which brings a sense
of calmness and tranquility. The pond is also home to several species of fish.
You can sit on the lakeside and enjoy the pleasurable sight of fish swimming in
for Visiting Sariska Palace
1. Sariska Palace is well-known for its royal
breakfast and you should not miss out on that.
2. The lawns at the hotel are perfectly
manicured and extremely spacious. If you are traveling with your family or
friends, be sure to carry some badminton rackets or a Frisbee to throw around!
3. Carry a cap and apply a generous amount of
sunscreen before you head on your safari. And don’t forget your binoculars!
4. If you plan your trip to the national park
between 1st July and 30th September then make sure to book the jungle safari
that starts in the early morning. During the peak hour of the day, the park is
flooded with devotees who visit the Pandupol Hanuman Temple situated in the
forest. So it is better to avoid the rush by booking the early morning safari
to Reach Sariska Palace
The nearest railway station to the place is
Alwar railway station and it is located at a distance of about 37 km which in
turn can be covered in 60 minutes by cab. The nearest airport is in Jaipur at a
distance of about 120 km by road.