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Kingfisher - Sariska Wildlife SanctuaryJust 107 kms from Jaipur, Sariska National Park 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.

Related Read : Ranthambore National Park Bharatpur National Park

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 lovers from all over. Birdwatching is also an enjoyable activity inside the Sariska Sanctuary.
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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

Jeep Safari 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.

Shiva Temple
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.

Siliserh Lake
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 to Jaipur 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
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