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A Weekend Getaway: V Resorts’ Utsav Camp Sariska at a glance
- V Resorts Utsav Camp makes for a perfect weekend getaway from New Delhi. It is a comfortable 4.5 hour drive away from New Delhi, India.
- It is a short drive away from both Jaipur and Agra. This makes it easy to combine it with your trip to the Golden Triangle if you are in India for a short time.
- Comfortable canvas tents are well-equipped with amenities such as hot showers, electric sockets, proper beds and wooden wardrobes, and large patios.
- The resort is ideal for a short weekend getaway with a group of friends or family. We would suggest staying for 2-3 nights.
- There is an infinity pool and restaurant that serves scrumptious Indian food on site.
- Mobile connectivity is limited.
- The campsite is a stone’s throw away from Sariska National Park and Tiger Reserve. Don’t forget to go for a safari – you’ll spot spotted deer, antelopes, peacocks, partridges, monkeys, leopards, and even tigers (if you’re lucky)
- The hotel offers some amazing excursions. We would highly recommend off-roading to visit a couple of offbeat cultural sites in the area (details below)
- Carry your own toiletries as in-house toiletries can be a bit lacklustre
- Prices start from £100/INR 9,000. This includes accommodation and all meals. More information and booking details on www.vresorts.in
V Resorts’ Utsav Camp, Sariska – Tents and Resort
I wrap the flannel throw tighter around myself – there’s a nip in the air, heralding the onset of winter in North India. I stumble out of our comfortably-appointed tent. To my surprise, Vid’s already up clicking the sunrise. We can’t help chuckling. 5 months in the US, followed by a long flight across multiple time zones has left us terribly jet-lagged. We’re wide-eyed, awake, and hungry at an unearthly hour! It might be 5 am in India but it is dinner time in the US.
As if by magic, an attendant appears out of nowhere to ask us if we’d like some tea or coffee. Vid jokes about hunger pangs and he insists on taking us to the in-house restaurant. Within minutes, we’re facing a table full of steaming hot food and beverages. Aah Indian hospitality – you’ve been missed!
I’ve said this on multiple occasions in the past but Asian hospitality is truly outstanding. V Resorts Sariska is no exception – elaborate Indian thalis (sampling platters) are prepared from scratch at mealtimes, meals are tailored to visitors’ requirements, and tea and coffee is plentiful. The scrumptious food pays homage to local cuisine and the ambience of the restaurant amplifies the experience. It is dotted with bright cushions, cheery furnishings, and kitschy lamps. This is the kind of outdoorsy camping where you won’t have to lift a finger – instead you can concentrate on being pampered and relishing the wilderness 🙂
The Aravallis, one of India’s oldest mountain ranges, is in close proximity. But it’s easy to be be lulled into forgetting you’re camping in the great outdoors. A roomy lounge, strewn with cushions is flanked by a mini infinity pool. We spent our evenings here, munching on hot pakoras (vegetable fritters) and spiced Indian chai (tea) as we watched the sun go down.
As for the bohemian canvas tents, they are spacious and well-equipped with amenities such as hot showers, air-conditioners, electric sockets, and wooden beds and traditional wardrobes. Sturdy wooden doors full of character welcome guests to the tents and bright stained-glass lanterns adorn each room. Cane stools and cots line every tent’s private patio. It isn’t lavish or opulent like Chamba Camp Thiksey. Instead it provides a glamping option at a much lower price point. V Resorts Sariska is an affordable yet sumptuous option to escape the hustle bustle of New Delhi. Visit for 2-3 nights with a group of friends or your family for an off-the-grid break you will remember for a long time.
Things to do around V Resorts Sariska
This is Rajasthan, one of the most colourful states of India. Naturally there is no shortage of things to do in the area but here are a couple of our favourites:
Safari at Sariska Tiger Reserve
Less than 20 minutes away from V Resorts Sariska lies the Sariska National Park. It’s a popular tourist attraction and tourists throng to the park every year in search of its elusive residents – the tigers! We didn’t spot a tiger (spotted the ever-elusive Indian leopard though :-)) but we weren’t disappointed at all! We loved the entire experience of driving through the park at sunrise and staring at flared sunbeams making their way through trees where dozens of spotted deer and nimble antelopes congregate. These animals sightings coupled with the early-morning air disperse magic in the air. Can not complain!
Know before you go – Private vehicles aren’t allowed at Sariska National Park. However guided safaris are extremely affordable and start at £50 (INR 5000) for a group of 4 if you book at the resort itself.
Go Off-roading: Kankwadi Fort and Neelkanth Temple
Most tourists turn back once they’ve spotted their fair share of animals. But we’d suggest opting for a longer safari that allows visitors to explore the multi-faceted wilderness of the area. Soon enough, dense foliage will give way to barren areas populated with palm trees. A short bout of off-roading over gravel, shallow water bodies, and rubble will lead you to the magnificent ruins of the Kankwadi Fort. Now there’s only one thing better than a sprawling ornate Rajasthani fort! Getting it all to oneself!!
Yes that’s right – Kankwadi Fort is a bit of an offbeat gem. This might explain why we had the fort all to ourselves on the day we visited. As always curiosity got the better of us and we ended up spending the better part of an hour exploring its nooks and crannies. Next up – Neelkanth Temple. A steep winding road leads to this ancient temple, located on an isolated hilltop near Sariska National Park. The temple site is steeped in local history and is a sight to behold.
Know before you go – It’s possible to combine this off-roading experience with tea at a local villagers’ house. This offers a culturally immersive experience second to none. Just make sure you request for this while booking the safari to Sariska Tiger Reserve.
Indulge in a spot of yoga (or relaxation) atop pre-historical boulders
Animals and forts apart, Sariska is home to a series of boulders older than The Himalayas. They are revered by locals and are perfect for a spot of yoga. They’re also ideal for catching sunrise and sunset. You can request the camp staff to pack you a small picnic – sip on spiced Indian tea and nibble on appetisers as you watch the sun go down.
Visit the colourful markets of Alwar and devour some milk cake!
No weekend getaway is complete without a spot of shopping is it? The state of Rajasthan is famous for its fondness for eye-searingly bright clothes and tribal jewellery (No wonder we love it so! ). Consequently local markets offer an array of photographic and shopping opportunities – try to stop at a local market on your way back to New Delhi. The main market of Alwar is the perfect place to sample this kaleidoscope of colours – from brightly-coloured scarves and glass bangles to sweetmeats and jewellery, there’s nothing you won’t find here!
Know before you go – Alwar makes for the perfect pit stop between New Delhi and Sariska. Don’t forget to sample the local speciality – milk cake, a calorie-laden sweetmeat made from condensed milk and sugar. This also makes for the perfect present for friends and family.
Give back (in whatever way you deem fit)
I feel the need to add this to all our articles on India.
We get a lot of questions about the tipping culture in India and truth be told, most daily wage earners such as naturalist guides or drivers on the safari earn meagre sums of money, sometimes less than £100 a month. Consequently, tips go a long way.
In addition to this, try to give back in some way while travelling in India. If you read this post on Ladakh, you’d know we love carrying lots of stationery- notebooks, crayons, paints, pens – to donate it to the local schools that could use a helping hand or two!! We’d love it if you could give back in some way while travelling in India. It DOES NOT have to be an earth-shattering endeavour because every little helps. You could teach less-priveleged kids while travelling, take 1 child under your wing, volunteer at a local orphanage, or donate wherever you deem fit. It’s so rewarding and SO much fun.
You can find more details on www.vresorts.in. We always recommend comparing prices before booking.
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78 thoughts on “V Resorts Sariska, India: The Perfect Weekend Getaway from Delhi”
What a coincidence you had a picture of Thali I tried it recently for the first time and it was lovely. You have some gorgeous photos there.
Thanks Melanie. That’s awesome – thalis are a great way to sample a variety of curries all at once 🙂
The tasting platter looked delicious. A friend of mine told me I’d love it in India and I think they’re right. So beautiful and cultural x
You should definitely visit Rajasthan Laalaa – you’ll love it 🙂
wow what amazing pictures it looks like such a beautiful country, I am on oar
Thanks Emma – India sure has its fair share of cultural and historical gems 🙂
Wow what an absolutely beautiful place, I would love to see the markets and the colours they are filled with.
Glad you enjoyed reading it Sarah 🙂 Rajasthan’s markets are gorgeous
Wow Rajasthan looks gorgeous. The markets look great, I love wandering around markets when on holiday!
Hey Nikki – Rajasthan is special indeed. I do myself a local market too, especially one that’s bursting with colour 🙂
What a beautiful looking place I’d love to see the market’s.
Rajasthan’s markets are definitely special Joanna – hope you make it to V Resorts Sariska soon 🙂
beautiful photographs I love the idea of glamping, definitely given me ideas 🙂
I know right? Glamping holidays are some of our favourites – great panoramas and creature comforts all at once 🙂
This seems like a perfect little weekend outing! The sights are gorgeous and the clamping experience looks fantastic. Definitely will keep this place in mind when my boyfriend and I visit his family in New Delhi!
Hey Adele – hope you make it there soon. It makes for the perfect weekend getaway from New Delhi 🙂
Your trip looks amazing! I’m loving the vibrant colours and those little food platters are adorable! Reading this has really made me want to visit.
So happy to hear you enjoyed reading our review of V Resorts Sariska 🙂
Looks like a brilliant place to go, the markets sound great. I must go one day
Thanks Melissa – hope you make it to the markets of Rajasthan super soon 🙂
WOW! What stunning scenery and amazing culture. I’d absolutely love to visit India! It looks incredible.
Hey Lottie – hope you make it to India soon. You can combine this weekend getaway with a visit to The Golden Triangle 🙂
You had me at resort and glamping, I have never thought much about visiting India but you’ve certainly opened my mind
Hehe Anosa – those are 2 things I love as well. Hope you make it to V Resorts Sariska soon 🙂
What a beautiful place! I would love to visit myself. ☺️
This might be why we love glamping Paighton – to think this is a short drive away from New Delhi 🙂
I would love to visit India, you’re photography makes me want to go even more! xo
So happy to hear that – India is an assault to the senses, so make sure you take a long-ish trip there 🙂
india is always a place i would love to visit and of course, delhi but, this has opened my eyes to as to what is else india has to bring 😀 it’s beautiful!
That’s awesome Nicol – hope you manage to go glamping on your much anticipated trip to Delhi 🙂
I’ve always wanted to visit India. It’s on my list of countries to visit. Your photos look amazing!
Thanks a ton Jemma. India is a crazy place and it takes some time to soak it all in but exploring it can be terribly rewarding 🙂
What a beautiful place. We are thinking about a trip to India next year, so I will keep this in mind.
That’s awesome Dannii – feel free to drop us an email when you’re planning your trip to India. Would be happy to help you flesh out an itinerary 🙂
Looks like such a stunning place, I’d absolutely love to go glamping if it looked like this x
I know right?! It’s such a perfect place for luxury camping and so close to the capital, Delhi too 🙂
Wow this looks like an amazing place to visit. Great tips on how to give back too, I will remember those if I ever visit India.
Thanks Ali – that’s awesome. Every lil gesture goes a long way in the area 🙂
WOW. All of your pictures are honestly breathtaking – the places look absolutely incredible. You’ve just made me want to get out of the UK again so bad!! Haha. xx
Thanks a ton Amy 🙂 We had a lot of fun on this short weekend getaway from Delhi 🙂
The canvas tent looks magical and you guys have captured its essence beautifully.
Thanks a ton Lila – so happy to hear you enjoyed reading our review of V Resorts Sariska 🙂
The safari looks AMAZING – that’s definitely on my bucket list. It must have been an incredible experience.
Thanks Sarah – we had a lot of fun at the safari in Sariska National Park, India. It was very different to other safaris we’ve been on in Africa
Great post!! Wow, that looks truly incredible. Great pictures. Looking forward to reading more of your posts! Cheers.Thank you so much for sharing it.
So glad you enjoyed reading it Shweta 🙂
The sheer number of activities to do is really quite amazing, it sounds as though you would need more than one visit to fit everything in x
Hehe true that – we’ll definitely be planning another weekend getaway to V Resorts Sariska soon 🙂
It is true that Asian hospitality is out of this world. I like the look of the Indian Thali looks tasty!
I know right Ana – it’s just very different and more hand-on. I love it 🙂
OMG this looks like the trip of a lifetime! I would LOVE to visit Indian one day xxx
Hope you make it to India (and Rajasthan) super soon 🙂
I am so glad I stumbled upon this post as I am travelling to India in Feb to Delhi and then onto Rajasthan. This would make the perfect stop over.
Hey Nayna – I love it when that happens. V Resorts Sariska is perfect for a weekend getaway from Delhi and it can be your introduction to Rajasthan – send us photos when you visit 🙂
Oh wow, this looks gorgeous! I’d love to learn about Indian culture someday x
Thanks Jazmin – hope you make it to India super soon 🙂
Sariska never looked this beautiful. I have been there, you guys have a talent of making any place look drop dead gorgeous.
Thanks a ton Ruby – looking at the world though rose-tinted glasses definitely helps 🙂
To give back in whatever way you can. Savi you will be happy I have been doing the same ever since I read it on your ladakh post. I did the same on my recent visit to manali & tosh. And now I carry chocolates all the time in my car to distribute to street kids. The smile I get back is indescribable
Kamakshi I wish I could tell you just HOW happy I got on reading your comment – thank you so much for considering (and actually doing) something we suggested. I’m sure you’d be the recipient of plenty of good vibes for your thoughtful gestures 🙂
What a stunning looking place! India is somewhere I would really like to visit one day but I don’t like crowds – this doesn’t look like a crowded place. Very relaxing, in fact!
Indian cities definitely aren’t the place for you if you don’t like crowds but there are pockets of solitude to be found in the countryside 🙂
Hey, planning to go there for husband’s birthday weekend. Will 2 days suffice? This looks amazing, would be an amazing surprise!
Hey Ankita – that’s awesome. 2 days would definitely be sufficient if you’re going from New Delhi. Do send us photos from V Resorts Sariska 🙂
You make the area sound so magical and welcoming. The accommodation sounds perfect I’d love to do a safari
Thanks Zena – as a traveller, you know just how one feels on discovering a li’l hideaway from the hustle bustle of the city 🙂
Your photos are absolutely stunning! What a great addition to a trip to New Delhi! Definitely going to be sticking around to read more of your travel posts! 😀
Thanks Kirstie – so happy to hear that. Hope you enjoy following our adventures around the world 🙂
This looks absolutely beautiful and just the kind of place I could retreat too. Your images and words make it sound so very inviting. I’m bookmarking this so I don’t forget
Thanks Anthea – hope you make it to V Resorts Sariska soon 🙂
What a gorgeous place! India is definitely on my bucket list! x
That’s awesome Stephanie – glad we managed to persuade you into considering a weekend getaway from Delhi on your visit to India 🙂
Looks so relaxing! I want to take my mom there 😀
You should definitely visit V Resorts Sariska Priya 🙂
Beautiful place and your pictures are amazing. There is so much to do and see in the area of the resort!
Thanks Lubka – we were quite surprised at how much the area had to offer 🙂
The colours are AMAZING and your photos are just stunning! Just reading about those tasting platters has made me hungry. x
Thanks a million Jacqui 🙂