SOME OF THE VISITING PLACES NEAR TO OUR ASHRAM

BHANGARH FORT (25 km): Known as one of the most haunted place in the country, it is famous for its historical ruins. For half a mile along the main road, are shops on either side-perfectly symmetrical or harmoniously balanced, sings of a prosperous urban center. It is definitely worth a visit for its temples, havelis and a palace. However, be sure to finish all your sightseeing during the day as the spooky place is strictly out of bounds at night. Legend veils the reasons behind the abandoning of the enchanting place.

SARISKA NATIONAL PARK (25 km): The world famous wild life sanctuary is 25 KM away and provides many fascinating spots for the wild life lovers, as well as for those who are interested in art and archaeology. Besides wildlife, the sanctuary has several interesting spots like the Pandupol, the Nilkanth Mahadeo, the ruins of Bhangarh and an ancient fort Kankwari on a sharp hill top, where the emperor Aurangzeb is believed to have imprisoned his brother Darashikoh.

PANDUPOL BALAJI (35 km): The Hanuman Temple of Pandupol is situated inside the Sariska National Tiger Reserve of Rajasthan. Situated amidst elevated verdant hill extensions of the Aravalli Range, the ancient Hanuman Temple of Pandupol is one of the most visited locations in Sariska. Pandupol is related to the period of the epic of Mahabharata. It is believed that the Pandavas spent some years at Pandupol during their life in exile. As per another myth, it was at Pandupol that Lord Hanuman defeated Bheema and curbed his pride.

KANKWARI FORT (50 km): The Fort of Kankwari stands witness to a battle between the two sons of The Mughal Emperor Shahejahan. Dara Shukoh, Shahejahan’s youngest son had used the Fort of Kankwari as his last hiding resort before fate caught up with him in the form of his brother Aurangzeb. This magnificent fort lies within the barriers of the Sanctuary around 25 Km from the entry point. The route to the fort is full of huge boulders and troughs throughout the way. The striking terrain of green landscapes and fertile meadows surrounding the fort create a pleasant welcome for the tourists.

NEELKANTH MAHADEV (60 km): It is a temple complex located inside the Sariska National Park in Rajasthan. It is located at a distance of 32 km from the entrance of Sariska National Tiger Reserve. The complex accommodates ruins of more than 300 temples, of which a few are still being worshipped by devotees. The Neelkanth Temple is surrounded by thick forests that add to its beauty. Although in a dilapidated condition, the temple is very much similar to an old museum. The temples in this complex date back to the 6th and 13th centuries and are known for their excellent stone carvings.

SILISERH LAKE (40 km): The most famous and, no doubt, most beautiful of the lakes around Alwar was formed in 1845, during the reign of Maharao Raja Viney Singh, who dammed a tributary of the River Ruparel. The lake spreads over 10.5 sq km during monsoon, and is a marvellous sight with green hills around it and white clouds above.

ALWAR CITY (50 km): Alwar- once known to be the gateway of the Rajputana, and a visit to the historical city means going back into time. Alwar has been amongst the oldest cities in Rajasthan and its pre historic as well as historic existence is an archaeological delight. The presence of the Aravallis also provides Alwar with a lot of picturesque locations- deep valleys and a forest cover (Sariska) which is a habitat to several species birds and animals. There are monuments named after the ‘Pandavas’ which still exist around Sariska.

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