The Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary in rajasthan is situated only 200 km from
Delhi and 107 km from Jaipur. Although larger than Ranthambore, it is less
commercialised and has less tigers but a very similar topography. The
diverse wildlife here is a wonderful example of ecological adoption and
tolerance, for the climate here is flexible as well as erratic. The reserve
was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1958 and came under the "Project
Tiger" as a tiger reserve in 1979.
Home of the majestic Tiger, Sariska is one of the many protected
sanctuaries in India where Project Tiger met with success. Set amidst the
scrubby Aravali Hills, the Sanctuary sprawls across dry thorny deciduous
forests, covered almost ninety per cent by the Dhok tree.
State : rajasthan
in the northwestern part of India.
The park bears a completely different look in the summer
months and in the months post-monsoon. It looks extremely dry in the summers
and becomes dense and lush green after the monsoons.
Travel Tips :
Consult the Doctor before you leave for the trip. Get
enough information about the place you are going to visit.
Best Time to Visit :
Throughout the year, but the best period is
during the months of October to June.
Nearest Town :
Alwar (37 km).
Jaipur (107 km).
Railways : Alwar
Sariska wildlife sanctuary is situated off the
Delhi-Alwar-Jaipur Road. Sariska is well connected with Alwar, which is
further directly connected with bus services from Delhi and Jaipur.
are numerous accommodations for you. The range is exhaustive and exclusive.
You can also stay in Sariska Palace, Sariska Tiger Haven. There are few
Jungle resorts and lodges, which are good for the budget tourists.
Venture Into The Sariska
The best way to visit the Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary is by Jeep and you can
be arrange these at the Forest Reception Office on the Jaipur Road. To go
onto the jungle routes, you need to take an authorised guide, which you can
book from the entrance of the sanctuary.
While passing through the dry and deciduous forest of Sariska you will come
across several rare and endangered species of flora & fauna. Sharp
cliffs of hills and narrow valleys of the Aravallis dominates the landscape
of Sariska. There aren't many good water bodies present within the park
complex. There is a small lake to the left of the main road only a small
distance from the entrance, which dries in the summers.
There is some excellent grassland with water channels passing all over
them. The forest area is mostly of the dry deciduous type with Dhok, Khair,
Tendu, Ber, Surwal and Goria making up a majority of the vegetation.
The Sariska National Park is home to several carnivores including Leopard,
Wild Dog, Jungle Cat, Hyena, Jackal, and Tiger. These feed on an abundance
of prey species such as Sambar, Chitel, Nilgai, Chausingha, Wild Boar and
Langur. Sariska is also well known for its large population of Rhesus
Monkeys, which are found in large numbers around Talvriksh.
The avian population in the park is very healthy. During late summer and in
the monsoon months, it is possible to find large numbers of dancing
peacocks. Some of the bird species visible in the park are - Peafowl, Red
Jungle Fowl, Spur Fowls, White Breasted Kingfishers, Golden Backed
Woodpeckers, Great Indian Horned Owls, Quails, Partridges, Sangrouse, Tree
Pies, Crested Serpent Eagles, Parakeets, Drongos, Sunbirds and Vultures.
Within the Sanctuary, there are historical ruins of monuments symbolic of
its past. The Kankwari Fort, where Emperor Aurangzeb once imprisoned his
brother Dara Shikoh, the ancient Shiva Neelkanth Temples that date back to
the 6th-13th century A.D. and the Palace built by the Maharajas of Alwar,
now converted into a hotel, are all great sights. You should not miss them,
or should it be said that these destinations are just irresistible. But
don't stick to this place. If
are here for a long trip, then finish as soon as possible and move towards
the other part of rajasthan, as the entire rajasthan is just mind-boggling.
You can go to Jaipur (110 km), Alwar (37 km), Ajmer, few of the closest
destinations in rajasthan.
Extend the Trip
When you are coming to Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary you should be aware that
you are on the Golden Triangle Route of India. The Golden Triangle Route of
India possesses the three most amazing destinations of India - Delhi, Agra
and Jaipur. All of these are just irresistible. Agra, the City of Taj Mahal
is very close to Sariska. The national Capital New Delhi is about 200 km
form here. If you want more information on Indian History then these are
right places for you.
People generally speak their local language, the educated one can speak
English. You may face difficulty in finding your kind of food. Except from
some luxurious hotels, you may not find your choice of food.
Don't get into any unknown or illegal activity. Do not disturb the local
culture and local atmosphere. Try to be well informed about the routes and
the place you are going to visit. Contact us when and where needed, while on
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