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Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary

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Sariska can be defined as a place of ruggedly beautiful contrasts and untamed wildernesses. It is situated in the state of Rajasthan in the backdrop of the Aravali Hills. Earlier Sariska was the hunting reserve of the royal family of Alwar. The topography of Sariska supports scrub-thorn arid forests, dry deciduous forests, rocks and grasses. Besides its rich flora nad fauna this wildlife sanctuary boasts of some exotic temples belonging to the medieval time. One can spot the ruins of the temples of the Hindu God Shiva and Garh-Rajor. A 17th-century castle on a sharp hilltop at Kanakwari provides an excellent view of Sariska's avian inhabitants in full flight.

A Walk In The Wild:
The broad range of wildlife at Sariska is a treat for an animal and nature lover. The topography of Sariska comprises of the valleys of the Aravali hill range which makes it an ideal habitat for a diverse range of animals. Sariska National Park is famous for its tigers. According to the latest available data, there are about 35 tigers there presently. Accompanying the tigers are its fellow inhabitants like jackal, hyena, panther and fox. A stroll down the sanctuary will ensure that you catch glimpses of chital, nilgai, antelope, sambhar and wild boar. If you happen to hear the melodious chirping of birds then do not be surprised because Sariska is home to gray partridges, gray partridges, peafowl, white-breasted kingfishers, crested serpent eagles and quails. The park's wild inhabitants may be spotted at the many water holes of the park.

Taj Mahal
Sariska Tiger Reserve and a charming hunting lodge:
Sariska National Park
Tourists in Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary:

Tiger Running in SurfJeep safari:
The best way to visit the Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary is by jeep and these can be arranged at the Forest Reception Office on Jaipur Road. Booking a `hide' provides an excellent opportunity for wildlife viewing and wildlife photography within the Sariska Sanctuary.

Weather wise:
Summers (April-June) have high temperatures around 38-40°C. The monsoon season is not marked by very heavy rainfall because of which the fall in temperature is not more than a few degrees. Even then, many people prefer to travel to Sariska, for, due to the heat, the wild animals are found hovering around the jungle's water spots. Weather, however, becomes chilly in winters (October-March).

Travel Tips:
During summer, light cottons are suitable, but for the winters, woolen clothing is advised. If planning to stay the night in one of the park's hides, then it is recommended to carry your own sleeping bag. Food arrangements can be made at one of the hotels and lodges.
Wheels To Sariska:
» Air: The nearest national airport is Jaipur. Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary is 200 kms from Delhi and 107 kms from Jaipur. Tourists can conveniently travel from both these cities by roadways.

» Rail: The nearest rail junction is Alwar at a distance of 35 kms.

» Road: Buses that ply between Delhi and Jaipur also go via Alwar and Sariska.

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