Sariska Tiger Reserve
Planning to take the small excursion trip away from hectic city life ? If yes, than visit the Sariska National Park well suited to those in search of the perfect eco weekend getaway. Sariska is green, serene and so close to home. Popularly referred to as the 'Ancient Tiger's land', the park is the tourists hotspot, that brings you the opportunity to take heaps of gorgeous wildlife in the form of the several rare flora and fauna.
Location of Sariska National Park
Spread to the total area of 765.80 sq-km, Sariska is one of the most picturesque national parks, located in the Alwar district of the state of Rajasthan. It was once the hunting preserve of the erstwhile Alwar royals and was declared as the wildlife reserve in 1955. Being one of the India's 16 Tiger Reserve, Sariska is primarily a 'Tiger Country.
Flora and Fauna
The park hosts the rich variety of flora and fauna. The landscape is mostly covered with the dry deciduous forests enriched with Dhok, Khair, Tendu, Ber, Surwal and Goria contributing up to the majority of vegetation. Sariska is a home to some of the rare and endangered species of animals such as tiger, leopard, Wild Dog, Jungle Cat, Hyena, Jackal, Nilgai, Chausingha and Langur.
Tourists Activities : Sariska Safari and Birding
Apart from that there's lot to keep your tour full of excitement and fun. There are lot of tourists activities that keep you engage all through the tour. And birding can be the most enthralling activity you can indulge in. So get set ready with the pair of binoculars and your handy cams. Any time you might get the chance to spot some of the rare species of birds that you may not found any where else.
During the monsoons, it is possible to catch the glimpse of the peacocks in the dancing postures. Otherwise Red Jungle Fowl, Spur Fowls, White Breasted Kingfishers, Tree Pies, Crested Serpent Eagles, Parakeets, Drongos, Sunbirds and Vultures. Golden Backed Woodpeckers, Great Indian Horned Owls, Quails, Partridges and Sangrouse are in abundance in the park.
The ideal way to explore the park is get your own vehicle. To get into the jungle routes, you need to take the forest officials along with the authorized guise, who can give you the better insight of the wildlife inside the park.
How to Reach Sariska Wildlife Tour
Reaching Sariska is easy. Jaipur is the nearest airport from Sariska at a distance 107-kms. The nearest railway station is at Alwar (37 kms). Otherwise, if are traveling by road, than Sariska is well connected to Alwar, which is further directly connected with the bus services from Delhi and Jaipur.