Road trip and Rajasthan are the two most defining factors to pack my bags for another fun filled trip to my favourite state. The deserted lands, dry landscape and the highway are the best companions when you head to the most colourful state of India.
While leaving the capital city, the Mahindra Thar was speeding on NH48 towards an unusual pit stop for breakfast, named Neemrana Baoli. Having breakfast in the shaded arcades of the Boali with a bunch of likeminded people was definitely a high start of my journey. It was my second visit to this magnificent 9-storey underground structure, which was built in 1790 by the Rajas of Neemrana for famine relief.
Apparently, the Boali was on the spice route, where the traders stopped to take shelter for their animals. Not just that, the covered arcades of the Boali was used by the traders for resting in those days.
Road trip never fails to surprise me. The sudden occurrence on the road sometime makes you appreciate things beyond regular. Well, after driving a few km on the Delhi Alwar highway, the car had to stop due to traffic jam on the road. And pleasantly the jam was caused by hundreds of cows and their herders.
It suddenly brightened my smile as I loved it completely. The traditional attire of the herder and the herd made a perfect travel postcard for me. Honestly, I don’t mind this kind of traffic during my journeys.
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Alwar Bagh Resort, Sariska
It was around 1 pm when I reached Alwar Bagh resort by Aamod. A warm welcome was at the doorstep. Soon we were treated with buttermilk, which was much needed on a hot summer day. The very first impression of the property was grand, luxurious and quite a spacious one with lush greenery all around.
I was escorted to my designated room. The room looked impressive with all the modern amenities in place. Though I think that the room needs revamping to make it livelier in terms of decor.
Situated almost 14 km away from Alwar town, the resort is settled in a 5 acre land, divided into three clusters. With 37 total rooms, each cluster has different categories of rooms. Like Rawala cluster has 6 rooms, Jaigarh has 19 and the most promising one called Bhawar & Gulab Villa has 6 rooms each. Each room has its distinct royal touch and decor.
The stain glass windows in Rawala cluster, the tasteful interior and paintings in the Bhawar & Gulab villa and the palace like structure of Jaigarh cluster impressed me to the core.
Not just that, the pool area is another beautiful corner of the property where one can languidly settle for hours.
After a long drive from Delhi, the need of the hour was the food on the table. The well spread Indian Cuisines tasted great at the lunch hour. There are a few things that one can expect in all the Aamod properties across the country, like the great food experience, adventure activities (in campus) and Spa treatment. Alwar Bagh resort was no exception either.
As the sun leaves its last rays over the Aravali Mountains, a well planned royal dinner party was placed at the poolside. The whole area was lit with dazzling candles, floor sitting was beautifully done and to make it more promising, even music was arranged for the night.
The mouth-watering starters, soulful music and never ending conversation added an extra charm to the party. The Rajasthani delicacies were served for dinner.
The famous Daal Bati Churma , Lal Maas, Lesun ki chunty , Gutta curry and Desi ghee to compliment the breads was so delicious that it will satisfy you gastronomically .
What all you can do in and around the resort?
If you are wondering how to spend time in and around the resort, there are plenty of options to look for. From sports, adventure, Jungle safari to Spa, one can indulge the leisure time in many ways.
One of the specialties of Aamod properties is that they provide adventure activities in the campus, which surely give you some serious adrenal rush.
From Burma Bridge, Rope Bridge Walk, Commando Net, paint ball, to shooting, Alwar Bagh has a lot of these adventure activities for its guests.
Just 19 km from the resort, you can visit the famous Sariska Wild Life Sanctuary. If you are a wildlife enthusiast, you can go for a jungle safari. The Sariska Tiger Reserve is having a good number of Sambhar, Panther, Chinkara, Chital wild boar, Tiger and Nilgai. If I talk about the birds, it includes Parakeets, Storks, Pheasant, Oriels, Eagles, Owls and Peacock. Though Jungle safari was closed in the month of September, I really enjoyed the drive through the bushes. Luckily, I managed to spot a few Sambhar, Langurs and Peacocks on my way.
If you are exhausted after the adventure course or the tiring jungle safari, the best way to pamper yourself is to indulge in a super relaxing spa treatment. I had a great time with the spa experience at the property.
If you are looking for a luxurious holiday in a secluded yet peaceful place, you just need to drive a few extra miles to be at Alwar Bagh by Aamod to have a rejuvenating experience.
Note : I was invited by Alwar Bagh Resort and my trip was organised by Escape Route
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