wildlife sanctuary is a famous tiger reserve in India. Located at a distance
of 200 km from Delhi, this sanctuary lies in the narrow area of Aravali
range. The area was declared a sanctuary in 1955, came under The Project
Tiger in 1979 and became a national park in 1982. Widely spread across an
area of more than 765.80 sq. km, this sanctuary is widely acclaimed for its
diverse flora and fauna. The area is covered by dry deciduous jungles that
are interspersed with forests having trees of Dhak, Acacia, Ber, Salar,
scrubland, rocks, grasses and water-bodies, which provide fruit, fodder and
water for its birds, mammals and reptiles.
Famous for its fierce and majestic nocturnal tigers, Sariska also has
varieties of Leopard, Panther, Indian Palm Civet, Hyena, Jungle Cat, Civet,
Sambhar, Chinkara, four horned Antelope, Porcupine, Nilgai and Chital. The
park has a rich and colourful birdlife too. This includes the grey
partridge, quail, sandgrouse (a pigeon-like bird), golden-backed woodpecker,
Great Indian horned owl and white-breasted kingfisher. The Kankwari Fort,
ancient Shiva Temple and Palace are the prime attraction of the park.
The jeep safaris are one of the best ways to experience the adventure and
actual pleasure at the Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary offering an excellent
opportunity for exclusive wildlife photography.
Ideal time to visit
Although the sanctuary is open year round, the most suitable time to visit
is between November and April.
How to reach
Sariska can be reached via Alwar(35 km ) or Jaipur(120 km away).
The nearest rail junction is also at Alwar.
Jaipur is well connected by air, rail and road to most of the important
cities in India.
The best way to visit interiors of the park is by hiring a jeep or taxi.