THE GANDHARVA RETREATAdjacent to the Sarika National Park, surrounded by hillocks with a stunning skyline and vast views of agricultural farms, The Gandharva Retreat is brimming with nature, peace and tranquility. Emphasis was laid while developing the retreat to encourage the protection of local flora and fauna in the area. The retreat offers a peaceful ambience to relax one's mind and body amid natural beauty.
Sariska National Park was once the hunting grounds for the Maharaja of Alwar and is now a fascinating destination for nature lovers. The dry deciduous forests of Sariska are home to several native flora and fauna of the Aravallis. The abundance of prey species like Sambhar, Chital, and the Wild Boar attracts the likes of predators such as the Bengal Tiger, Leopard, Jungle Cat, Hyena, and Jackal. The rich flora of the reserve also boasts a rich avifauna. It is home to birds like Golden Oriole, Grey Francolin, Indian Eagle Owl, Barred Buttonquail, and also several species of birds that migrate to the area in winters. These include Peafowl, Grey Partridge, Bush Quail, Sand Grouse, Tree Pie, Golden backed Wood Pecker, Crested Serpent Eagle and the Great Indian Horned Owl.
The habitat is dominated by sharp cliffs and valleys, symbolic of the 370 million-year-old Aravallis, the oldest range in India. Besides wildlife, history buffs and archaeology enthusiasts are also drawn to the area because of the 10th and 11th-century ruins located in the park.
The Gandharva Retreat attracts travellers who are interested in Indian wildlife and birding tours, wildlife safaris, yoga & meditation retreats, weekend breaks, family trips. Personal tours of the forests, and walks in the area accompanied with highly trained and motivated naturalists allow guests to enjoy nature at its best.