Go Back   Team-BHP > Buckle Up > Travelogues


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 27th January 2015, 08:51   #1
BHPian
 
Wanderers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Delhi-NCR
Posts: 480
Thanked: 607 Times
Default Fortuner Trail: Alwar, Bhangarh & Sariska

The weekend of 26th January 2015 saw made rush to make use of extended Holidays. We joined in too with quick trip to Alwar covering Bhangarh & Sariska as well.

Fortuner Trail: Alwar, Bhangarh & Sariska-img_0508.jpg

Well we have great travelogues on Sariska by legendary Gurudutt Sir and many more from likes of SS-Traveller, so I would only limit myself to sharing of photographs and some quick tips on Sariska & Bhangarh.


Well, we started with Bhangarh, followed by Sariska on afternoon.

Fortuner Trail: Alwar, Bhangarh & Sariska-img_0306.jpg

Fortuner Trail: Alwar, Bhangarh & Sariska-img_0307.jpg

The Bhangarh Fort looked really good from distance. Only, when you climb up, you may find it scary.

Fortuner Trail: Alwar, Bhangarh & Sariska-img_0326.jpg

Fortuner Trail: Alwar, Bhangarh & Sariska-img_0339.jpg


After quick visit to Bhangarh, we headed for Sariska, where guide Hari Singh had been waiting with Gypsy. As advised by Hari Singh, we took the road through the Sariska forest to reach the the entry gate of Wild Life Sanctuary.

Bhangarh to Sariska Gate-1 is 45 KM and you need to travel 21 km through the central road of Sariska. The cars are allowed to cross Sariska Sanctuary through the central road, but only on Tuesdays & Saturdays.

This is to facilitate visit to Pandupole Hanuman temple, which is located inside the Sariska forest. This is the same places, where Mighty Bhim failed to lift the tail of Lord Shri Hanuman, when Pandavas were doing Vanwas.

Charge Rs. 250 and you are not allowed to come out of your car except at temple. Rules are Rules.

So if you happen to be there, please make good use of driving inside the sanctuary. I used the road on return but the road can be used to & fro to Bhangarh.

If you want to visit Bhangarh on some other day, please take the road from Alwar as Sariska- Bhangarh Road is horrible. I used it for one side and only Fortuner could save me as we drove many KMs without any Road. The road through the forest is Kachcha but still better.

Fortuner Trail: Alwar, Bhangarh & Sariska-img_0340.jpg

Fortuner Trail: Alwar, Bhangarh & Sariska-img_0343.jpg

The road through the Jungle was good adventurous drive and we enjoyed it. The road goes through one of the core area located on the hills and people do come across lots of wild animals and Once in blue moon- Tiger. As informed by Guide later, couple of Tigers do reside in the said hilly region.

Fortuner Trail: Alwar, Bhangarh & Sariska-img_0345.jpg

Fortuner Trail: Alwar, Bhangarh & Sariska-img_0348.jpg

We started Safari at 2:30 PM. Peacocks were the most common sightings followed with Deer.

Fortuner Trail: Alwar, Bhangarh & Sariska-img_0351.jpg

Fortuner Trail: Alwar, Bhangarh & Sariska-img_0352.jpg


Fortuner Trail: Alwar, Bhangarh & Sariska-img_0353.jpg

The two modes of transport for safari- Gypsy and Canter. Canter is cheaper but it will not take you to some of the tougher roads in core areas.


Fortuner Trail: Alwar, Bhangarh & Sariska-img_0355.jpg

Fortuner Trail: Alwar, Bhangarh & Sariska-img_0359.jpg

Fortuner Trail: Alwar, Bhangarh & Sariska-img_0360.jpg

Fortuner Trail: Alwar, Bhangarh & Sariska-img_0361.jpg

Fortuner Trail: Alwar, Bhangarh & Sariska-img_0362.jpg

Fortuner Trail: Alwar, Bhangarh & Sariska-img_0364.jpg

Fortuner Trail: Alwar, Bhangarh & Sariska-img_0366.jpg

Fortuner Trail: Alwar, Bhangarh & Sariska-img_0368.jpg

Fortuner Trail: Alwar, Bhangarh & Sariska-img_0369.jpg

Fortuner Trail: Alwar, Bhangarh & Sariska-img_0372.jpg

Fortuner Trail: Alwar, Bhangarh & Sariska-img_0374.jpg

Fortuner Trail: Alwar, Bhangarh & Sariska-img_0377.jpg

Fortuner Trail: Alwar, Bhangarh & Sariska-img_0378.jpg

Fortuner Trail: Alwar, Bhangarh & Sariska-img_0379.jpg

Fortuner Trail: Alwar, Bhangarh & Sariska-img_0380.jpg

Fortuner Trail: Alwar, Bhangarh & Sariska-img_0381.jpg

Fortuner Trail: Alwar, Bhangarh & Sariska-img_0382.jpg

Plenty of birds, all around and they can even sit on your head.

Last edited by Wanderers : 16th February 2015 at 10:37.
Wanderers is offline   (5) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 27th January 2015, 09:10   #2
BHPian
 
Wanderers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Delhi-NCR
Posts: 480
Thanked: 607 Times
Default re: Fortuner Trail: Alwar, Bhangarh & Sariska

Continuing further in Sariska, the guide Hari Singh tried his best but we had no luck with Tigers.

Fortuner Trail: Alwar, Bhangarh & Sariska-img_0385.jpg

Fortuner Trail: Alwar, Bhangarh & Sariska-img_0387.jpg

The roads in core area were treacherous due to hills and slopes. Some of the tracks were only for a 4X4.

Fortuner Trail: Alwar, Bhangarh & Sariska-img_0395.jpg

Fortuner Trail: Alwar, Bhangarh & Sariska-img_0397.jpg

But we were not disappointed and enjoyed 2.5 hrs drive inside the Jungle. At Dusk, we headed back to our hotel in Alwar.

A word of caution to people parking their cars at parking areas, outside the Sariska gate. This place is full of monkeys and they can damage your cars, Antennas. They pulled out the rubber lining from my car roof.

Luckily, they had thrown it near the car itself and I could strap it back.

Next day, we visited Siliserh Lake, a real good place on outskirts of Alwar and recommended for boating.

Fortuner Trail: Alwar, Bhangarh & Sariska-img_0422.jpg

Fortuner Trail: Alwar, Bhangarh & Sariska-img_0424.jpg

We wanted to go for boating as the lake was real big and the boat covered quite a distance. That day, 3 trucks loads of Army families had come for picnic and there was long queue for boats. We decided to enjoy it from the bank.

There was a RTDC Resort at lake itself. But the place is poorly managed. Otherwise it could have been a good location for night stay.

Fortuner Trail: Alwar, Bhangarh & Sariska-img_0426.jpg

Fortuner Trail: Alwar, Bhangarh & Sariska-img_0436.jpg

Fortuner Trail: Alwar, Bhangarh & Sariska-img_0440.jpg

Fortuner Trail: Alwar, Bhangarh & Sariska-img_0448.jpg




Before returning, we did go to Bala Kila. The drive was good but "No Kila"

Fortuner Trail: Alwar, Bhangarh & Sariska-img_0475.jpg

Fortuner Trail: Alwar, Bhangarh & Sariska-img_0480.jpg

Fortuner Trail: Alwar, Bhangarh & Sariska-img_0504.jpg

Fortuner Trail: Alwar, Bhangarh & Sariska-img_0506.jpg

Fortuner Trail: Alwar, Bhangarh & Sariska-img_0516.jpg

Fortuner Trail: Alwar, Bhangarh & Sariska-img_0518.jpg



We stayed at Clarks Inn, Alwar, which was a decent Hotel with good parking. Break-fast was good but Buffet dinner can be avoided, go for A la carte.

Thanks for Reading

Last edited by Wanderers : 16th February 2015 at 10:44.
Wanderers is offline   (5) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 28th January 2015, 15:18   #3
Team-BHP Support
 
noopster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Pune
Posts: 8,665
Thanked: 9,197 Times
Default re: Fortuner Trail: Alwar, Bhangarh & Sariska

Thread moved from Assembly Line to travelgoues section. Thanks for sharing!
noopster is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 28th January 2015, 15:34   #4
Senior - BHPian
 
predatorwheelz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Delhi/Kolkata
Posts: 1,653
Thanked: 1,103 Times
Default re: Fortuner Trail: Alwar, Bhangarh & Sariska

Nice pics Gyan Bhai, though some narration would have been nice. Just because lot of other people wrote about the same place doesn't mean you shouldn't document your feelings (as well as research) about your visit.

Also, in some pics you seem to have gone overboard with HDR .

Any spooky experiences at Bhangarh? Which is the fort wall I see in your second post?
predatorwheelz is offline   (3) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 9th February 2015, 15:28   #5
BHPian
 
Wanderers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Delhi-NCR
Posts: 480
Thanked: 607 Times
Default Re: Fortuner Trail: Alwar, Bhangarh & Sariska

Quote:
Originally Posted by predatorwheelz View Post

Also, in some pics you seem to have gone overboard with HDR .

Any spooky experiences at Bhangarh? Which is the fort wall I see in your second post?
Hi

Yes, You are right about HDR.
In quest of knowledge, I went overboard but on better part, I did manage to learn various features of EOS 100D.

No spooky experience in Bhangarh. In fact I found the place more pleasing in comparison to Bala Kila.

The Fort wall in second post was taken from top of the hill near Bala Kila.

Last edited by Wanderers : 9th February 2015 at 15:29.
Wanderers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th February 2015, 21:02   #6
Distinguished - BHPian
 
SS-Traveller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 6,629
Thanked: 10,861 Times
Default Re: Fortuner Trail: Alwar, Bhangarh & Sariska

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wanderers View Post
Yes, You are right about HDR.
In quest of knowledge, I went overboard but on better part, I did manage to learn various features of EOS 100D.
Hi, not to offend you in any way, but I am sure the EOS100D is capable of producing photos that are naturally good, even if left alone to do its own thing on full auto mode. You do need to look up the camera's operation manual, as well as take some sort of basic photography course - perhaps you'd like to search online for some free courses. Also, it certainly looks like you were having lot more than your fair share of fun with Picasa!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wanderers View Post
No spooky experience in Bhangarh.
The spooky experience is in some of your photographs, I am afraid. Like the time your car turns blue in colour...

May I suggest that you request the moderators to pull this thread back into the Assembly Line, suitably change/edit/delete some of the photos, label them for ease of understanding what they portray, and then move it back to the Travelogues section again.

Hope you'll take my comments as constructive criticism, and not negatively.
SS-Traveller is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 19th February 2015, 08:44   #7
BHPian
 
Wanderers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Delhi-NCR
Posts: 480
Thanked: 607 Times
Default Re: Fortuner Trail: Alwar, Bhangarh & Sariska

Quote:
Originally Posted by SS-Traveller View Post


The spooky experience is in some of your photographs, I am afraid. Like the time your car turns blue in colour...

....Hope you'll take my comments as constructive criticism, and not negatively.
Hi SS-Traveller,

Based on your feedback, I have replaced the the photographs with original ones as taken by 100D. I messed it up while working on raw photo files in the computer.

Most of the shots were taken in Auto Creative Mode or Enhance mode, so I did not try to enter Manual creative zone.

I hope there is some improvement.

For me, I always look for the positive message in any conversation. So no problem whatsoever.
Wanderers is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 19th February 2015, 10:49   #8
BHPian
 
gearhead_mait's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Kolkata
Posts: 394
Thanked: 1,353 Times
Default Re: Fortuner Trail: Alwar, Bhangarh & Sariska

A nice and crisp travelogue, complemented with nice photography.
I have heard mixed reviews about Bhangarh. Is the place worth a visit for someone staying at, say, Jaipur?
gearhead_mait is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 19th February 2015, 11:45   #9
BHPian
 
Wanderers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Delhi-NCR
Posts: 480
Thanked: 607 Times
Default Re: Fortuner Trail: Alwar, Bhangarh & Sariska

Quote:
Originally Posted by gearhead_mait View Post
I have heard mixed reviews about Bhangarh. Is the place worth a visit for someone staying at, say, Jaipur?
Hi gearhead_mait,

Thanks.

I found Bhangarh fort, a good weekend destination from Delhi.
The location is scenic and fort looks caved out of the hills in the background.

Visitors love to dig something scary but I did not find any excitement of that nature.
This place on its own may not demand a visit but couple it with Sariska Wild life Sanctuary and you get a good trip.

Guys from Jaipur would have certainly seen better forts & places around Jaipur as well as Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve. If not, visit them first.

Last edited by Wanderers : 19th February 2015 at 11:46.
Wanderers is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 19th February 2015, 16:03   #10
Distinguished - BHPian
 
SS-Traveller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 6,629
Thanked: 10,861 Times
Default Re: Fortuner Trail: Alwar, Bhangarh & Sariska

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wanderers View Post
Based on your feedback, I have replaced the the photographs with original ones as taken by 100D.
I hope there is some improvement.
Thanks a lot for the edit and change of photos.

I would say there is a remarkable improvement in how the travelogue reads now - wouldn't you agree?
SS-Traveller is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need to decide between Fortuner D4D, X-Trail 2.5 Petrol or Honda CRV 2.0 Petrol sgmuser SUVs, MUVs & 4x4s 30 5th August 2013 20:16
Gurgaon- Daruhera- Bhiwadi - Alwar - Dausa - Jaipur :Route travelled report in post 8 deky Route / Travel Queries 15 23rd May 2011 12:28
2011 Nissan X-Trail or Toyota Fortuner neo_trace SUVs, MUVs & 4x4s 27 23rd May 2011 06:41
Delhi to Amanbagh (near Alwar)-which route? Vajra Route / Travel Queries 3 16th March 2011 23:21


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 06:06.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks