Salasar Balaji is situated in the Sujanpur District of Rajashan and there are many ways to reach Salasar from the rest of India. It is not necessary that you reach any particular city to reach Salasar. To know more about it, please see how to reach Salasar Balaji from Delhi, Uttarakhand Pradesh, Punjab or other parts. We start our online yatra from Delhi or to be specific South Delhi that routes through Gurgaon on NH8 Jaipur Highway.
After you cross the Gurgaon Toll, there will be a little distance after which your 8 lanes would turn to 4. 2 lanes per one way after around Manesar. The chaios are the trucks! You have 2 lanes and on both lanes you will find trucks trying to over take each other at the speeds of 30-40 and fast moving cars lined up behind them. It is advisable you cross Gurgaon border before 7 AM and it will be much better a drive. Keep moving on the National Highway 8 (NH8) which goes to Jaipur.
After entering Rajasthan, you will cross Behror where a flyover is fortunately being made in the year 2012 and moving further on NH8 you reach Kotputli (Rajasthan). From here there are 3 routes.
- Go straight on NH8 itself and from Jaipur, take the Jaipur-Sikar Road
- Go straight on NH8 itself towards Jaipur, but take a right from Shahpura much before Jaipur. (This is a truck driver resting area to help it spot easily). We will take this route to return to give you more details. And the shortest is
- Take a right turn from Kotputli under the bridge to 'Neem Ka Thana'. This is the shortest in terms of Kilometers but the road is a broken one at many places, but a paradise in morning or evening times to view the scenaries around.
Going to Salasar Balaji: From Kotputli to Neem Ka Thana
From Kotputli you will get rid of the truck mennace but a road which is supports a drive of not more than 40-60 kmph at most places. This road is ideal for the SUVs like scorpio, Innova, Jeeps and specially what people use the most over here Mahindra Bolero. For Cars it is ideal you choose the route through Jaipur. It is longer, but the roads are better.
On this road the first monument you see on the left is this gate which gives a rich heritage look of Rajasthan with rocky small hills around. After Neem Ka Thana there are 2 roads you should find to Balaji Dham. 1. That is a shortcut and goes directly to Salasar Balaji (this road is reportedly broken more, you should avoid this) and 2. is the route through Palsana and then Sikar. You should take that. Sikar is very close to Balaji. At Palsana(which is a relatively bigger city, is the point where you will rejoin the national highway that is coming from Jaipur and going to Sikar.
After reaching Sikar, take Sikar By Pass road to Salasar. We reached at this point at late evening, hence the pictures from here on are not in the best of the lights.
Sita Dwar at Salasar Balaji Rajasthan
Salasar Dham is a developed area and it around 50 kilometers approximately on most of the sides the Temple Authority requesting the state government or related have got the roads made and welcome gates are made even 50 Km before. We enter this gate called Sita Dwar. The road from here on is a 2 way single double road, but a good one.
This is a Shiv mandir you see up front once you enter the Salasar area. Take a right from here for around 200 mtrs for the main Salasar Temple.
Salasar Balaji Mandir Main Gate/ Pravesh Dwar