Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary
|» Location :
||21 km From Alwar, Rajasthan.
|» Main Wildlife Found :
||Tiger, Spotted Deer And Wild Boar
|» Coverage Area :
Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary lies in
the Aravalli hills and is the former hunting preserve of the Maharaja of
Alwar. Sariska itself is a wide valley with two large plateaus and is dotted
with places of historical and religious interest, including the ruins of the
Kankwari Fort, the 10th century Neelkanth temples, the Budha Hanumab Temple
near Pandupol, the Bharthari Temple near the park office, and the hot and
cold springs of Taalvriksh. The large Siliserh Lake is at the north-eastern
corner. The forests are dry deciduous, with trees of Dhak, Acacia, Ber and
Tigers of Sariska are largely nocturnal and are not as easily seen as those
The park also has good populations of Nilgai,
Sambar and Chital. In the evenings, Indian Porcupine, Striped Hyaena, Indian
Palm Civet and even Leopard are sometimes seen.
The forests are
lush during and immediately following the monsoon, but during the dry months
of February May there is a shortage of water and in consequence mammals are
attracted to water holes. At this time of year visibility is good because of
the sparse foliage. Sariska is excellent for birdwatching and has an
unusually large population of Indian Peafowl.
Attractions of Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary
The Sariska park is home to numerous carnivores including
Leopard, Wild Dog, Jungle Cat, Hyena, Jackal, and Tiger. These feed on an
abundance of prey species such as Sambar, Chitel, Nilgai, Chausingha, Wild
Boar and Langur. Sariska is also well known for its large population of
Rhesus Monkeys, which are found in large numbers around Talvriksh.
avian world is also well represented with a rich and varied birdlife. These
include Peafowl, Grey Partridge, Bush Quail, Sand Grouse, Tree Pie, Golden
backed Wood Pecker, Crested Serpent Eagle and the Great Indian Horned Owl.
|» Best Season
to visit Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary
Visitors can visit Sariska wildlife sanctuary throughout the
tear, still the beast period is during the months of October to June. Air :
Jaipur is the nearest airport from
Sariska at a distance 107-kms Rail :
nearest railway station is at Alwar (37-kms). Road
Sariska wildlife sanctuary is situated off the Delhi-Alwar-Jaipur
Road. Jaipur is located at a distance of 107-kms and Delhi at 200-kms from
Sariska. Sariska is well connected with Alwar, which is further directly
connected with bus services from Delhi and Jaipur.