Feb 27, 2012

Sariska Wildlife Weekend Getaway

Sariska is Alwar’s wildlife sanctuary and is just 42 kms. away. It provides many fascinating spots for lovers of wildlife, as well as those interested in art and archaeology. The 480 sq.km sanctuary comprises dry deciduous forests of bar, dhok and tendu, set in a valley surrounded by the barren Aravalli hills. The sanctuary is in a wooded valley surrounded by barren mountains. This park contains ruined temples, as well as a fort and pavilions built by the Maharajas of Alwar.

The Sariska Tiger Reserve and National Park is one of the few forested areas in the Aravalli Hills and has a good population of sambhar, nilgai, chinkara, chital, leopard, wild boar, jackal and tiger. Birds include parakeet, grey partridge, crested serpent eagle, babbles and bulbuls. Open all year around. During the monsoon the vegetation is very lush and travel through the forest may be difficult.

How To Reach Sariska Tiger Reserve
Sariska is well connected with the surrounding towns and it is not difficult to access. Yet, it is advisable to take your own vehicle or hire a vehicle for the entire trip.

The park is very easily accessible from Delhi too. It is a 3 hour journey via the Daruhera - Alwar - Sariska route which is under 200km.

It is also possible to go via the main Jaipur highway, by which the distance gets extended to approximately 240km.

Best Time to Visit Sariska Tiger Reserve
Visitors can visit Sariska wildlife sanctuary throughout the year, still the beast period is during the months of October to June. 
  • The nearest main town to Sariska is Alwar (36km)
  • The nearest Railway Station to the park is also located at Alwar.
  • The nearest Airport to the park is located at Jaipur (110km)
Apart from the major tourist attraction of Sariska, the Sariska National Park, there are a few other places worth visiting to if you are traveling to Sariska. Make sure to go through Hanuman Temple, Pandupol, Kankawadi Fort, if you travel to Sariska and make your Sariska Travel a memorable one.

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Sariska Photogallery