107 kms from Jaipur
is surrounded by barren mountains and has Aravalli in the
backdrop. The Sariska
is an extension of the dry deciduous forests of
Aravalli range. Sariska was declared sanctuary in 1955, and came under the
project tiger in 1979. Sariska is unique example of harmonious relationship
of man with the nature. The park owes its existence to the conscious
villagers who took the battle of fighting against poachers and stove to
revive what was a depleting forest resource.
Wildlife Attractions in Sariska
During your wildlife trip to Sariska, you can enjoy watching animal species
like tiger, panther, hyena, jungle cat, civet, sambhar, chinkara, nilgai and
four-horned antelope. The world's only wild creature with two pair of horns,
chowsingha is found in Sariska and attracts a number of wildlife
all over. Birdwatching
is also an enjoyable activity inside the Sariska Sanctuary.
Major and popular bird species in
Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary include peafowl, gray partridge, quail,
sandgrouse, tree pie, white-breasted kingfisher, golden-backed woodpecker,
crested serpent, eagle and great Indian horned owl.
Wildlife Safaris in Sariska
is the finest
option to explore the wildlife of Sariska. Wildlife lovers and travellers
can get their jeep safaris arranged at the Forest Reception Office, which
stands on the Jaipur Road. Tourists can also book hides for themselves in
the Sariska National Park. These hides overlook waterholes and thus serve as
a fine option to watch animals at close quarters.
Other Attractions in Sariska
The Kankwari Fort
The fort is the only historical monument (here) which proves the Mughal
connection with Sariska. It is the very site where Mughal emperor Aurangzeb
imprisoned his brother Dara Shikoh here.
The Sariska National Park is also home to many Hindu and Jain temples. The
ancient Shiva temples at Sariska are popular with tourists of India
The lake is located just off the Alwar-Sariska Road. It is also a nice
picnic spot and you can enjoy activities like boating and sailing here. The
lake also overlooks a palace built by Maharaja Vinay Singh.
How to reach Sariska
The nearest airport that connects Sariska to outside world is at Jaipur,
107 km away. The nearest rail junction is at Alwar which is at a distance of
37 km from Sariska. Regular buses that ply from Delhi
also go via
Sariska. You can also catch buses from Jaipur; it takes 3-4 hours to reach
Sariska from Jaipur.
Accommodation in Sariska
At Sariska, you can choose to stay at deluxe heritage hotels, budget hotels
and wildlife resorts. Preferred options of stay at Sariska are as follows.
Hotel Sariska Palace
Hotel Tiger Den
Tiger Heaven Resort