Discover Your Next Adventure at Our Aravali Mountain Range Resort
Udaipur lies east of Lake Pichola; Sisarma lies to the west. On this side of the lake the rugged Aravali Mountains rise up in jagged chains, meandering valleys fanning off in various directions from the main Sisarma valley.
The verdant, undulating bottom of the Sisarma valley contains three large villages – Nai, Bujra and Sisarma, and a number of small settlements. The massif of Banki-ka-Magra lies southeast of Sisarma and between this and the serrated chain of Arnia Magra is the long vale of Naya Khera. To the other side of Arnia Magra are Nandeshwarji Lake and a revered Shiva temple. The road that passes, heads off to the lovely mountainous countryside of the southwest. Due west of Sisarma is a long ridge; Nai is near one end, and Bujra near the other. Araliayas looks directly out over this wonderful landscape; the broad valley and the backdrop of stark mountains in the direction of the rising sun.
There are great trekking routes over there another route heads out this way to the shrine at Ubeshwarji and to the magnificent Bari Lake. To the due West rises the Monsoon Palace, presiding over the entire landscape; a focal point for miles around. The mountains hideaway tiny communities and secret valleys that you may choose to explore. The India here is the India of centuries ago, where farming is still practiced in the traditional methods. Most of these settlements are inhabited by Bhil tribes people – hardy, sweet-natured folk who are gradually departing further and further away from the city people to maintain the simple lifestyle they prefer.
The seasons play a great role in the mountain life, with the monsoon rains, the dry river beds suddenly gush again with clear water, cascading over the boulders to eventually replenish the city’s lakes. This is a wonderland and Araliayas makes a great base for setting out to explore!
The City of Udaipur is only a few minutes’ away, so you are not far from the shops and landmarks, but the short distance from the city to Araliayas makes all the difference in the world as far as the tranquillity is concerned. The sounds of horns, brakes, loudspeakers and other noise pollution seem a million miles away. Araliayas enjoys balmy days of fresh air and peace, and delightful velvety nights of gentle breezes and only the sound of crickets. There is so much you can do – swimming, trekking, going on a village safari, bird watching, mountain walking, having a massage or just sitting & relaxing with your favourite book with a soothing sounds of nature.
Our chefs take pride in preparing and serving mouth-watering Indian and International cuisine and the rest of the staff are ever ready to ensure you have a pleasant and comfortable stay. Altogether your stay at Araliayas will recharge you and provide you with happy memories of a rarely seen facet of India.
BIRD LIFE IN UDAIPUR
The rugged rural vicinity of Araliayas attracts a variety of colourful birdlife and guests of Araliayas may well awake to the sound of birdsong or the raucous clamour of Babblers. Here are a few of the species that can be spotted here