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Rajasthan Travel Guide - Sariska Travel Tour Packages

Facts at a Glance

Country: India
State: Rajasthan
Location: North-East Rajasthan
District: Alwar
Altitude: 300
Known for: Tiger Reserve & National Park
Area:866
Established: 1955
Nearby Cities:
Jaipur, Alwar, Agra, Delhi

Located in the north-east part of the state Rajasthan, Sariska Tiger Reserve is a National Park of India. Located in Alwar District of Rajasthan, it has been established as ‘Wild Reserve’ in the year 1955. Formerly, it was a forest area with different species of flora and fauna and the region had been largely used for hunting. However, to conserve the wildlife of this region, it has been conserved as Tiger Reserve in the year 1978 that covers 866 sq. meters area.

Of course, this national park has different species of wildlife but among all, Bengal Tiger is the most fascinating wildlife of Sariska. Furthermore, it is interesting to share that Sariska Tiger Reserve is first such kind of Tiger Reserve in the world where tigers have been relocated successfully and subsequently, the tigers also get adapted in its new environment easily. However, the important wildlife you can see here are:

• Bengal Tiger
• Leopard
• Jungle cat
• Caracal
• Striped hyena
• Golden jackal
• Chital
• Sambhar
• Nilgai
• Chinkara
• Four-horned antelope (chousingha)
• Wild boar
• Hare
• Langur
• Rhesus Monkeys

Birds

• Peafowl
• Grey partridge
• Bush quail
• Sand grouse
• Tree pie
• Golden-backed woodpecker
• Crested serpent eagle
• Great Indian Horned Owl

In addition, the significant faunas of this tiger reserve are Dhok (Anogeissus Pendula), Kadaya (Sterculia Urens), Salar (Boswellia Serrata), Gol (Lannea Coromandelica), Ber (Ziziphus Mauritiana), Khair (Acacia Catechu) etc.

Above all, geographically, located in Aravalli Range, the region has rich mineral resource. However, to conserve the environment, mineral mining is banned; but marble mining is still going on.

Tourists’ Attractions in & around Sariska Tiger Reserve

By virtue of being a national park, the region is pretty rich in terms of flora and fauna; however, apart from the wildlife, tourists can also enjoy here various other sites and activities as well

Historical & Religious Sites

• Kanakwari Fort: Located in the Sariska region, Kanakwari Fort had been built by Jai Singh II, during the 17th century. It is an historical fort with beautiful architecture and design.

• Sariska Palace: Sariska Palace is one of the most preferred attractions in the region of the Sariska Tiger Reserve.
• Religious places
• Bharthrihari Temple
• Hanuman Temple
• Naldeshwar Temple
• Neelkanth Temple

How to Reach??

By Road: Located at the distance of 150 kms from state capital Jaipur and about 160 kms from Delhi, the park can be easily reached by buses. NH 8 is directly connected with Delhi and NH 11 is directly connected with Jaipur. Alwar is the main centre of the region. However, for the full enjoy of Sariska tour, you can also hire private small vehicle, which is easily available either from Delhi or from Jaipur.

By Rail: Located at the distance of about 35 kms, Alwar is the nearest Railway Station and it is linked with various other major and minor cities of India.

By Air: Located nearly in the middle of Jaipur and Delhi, the Jaipur is the nearest domestic airport and the Delhi is the nearest international airport.

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