Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary
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Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary


Located 107 kms from Jaipur, The Sariska Tiger Reserve is surrounded by dry deciduous forests, sheer mountains and rocky landscape interspersed with the ruins of medieval buildings.

The Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary spans over 800 sq km of grassland surrounded by barren mountains. The dry deciduous forests of the ancient Aravalli range cover the area of the Sariska National Park and Tiger Reserve. It became a Tiger Reserve under Project Tiger in 1979 after being declared a Sanctuary in 1955

Neelgai  in Rajasthan

Wildlife in Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary
Apart from the majestic tiger, a variety of other wildlife entities are found here which includes the leopard, sambhar, chital, nilgai, four-horned antelope, wild boar, rhesus macaque, langur, hyena and jungle cats. Nearly 90% of the area is covered with thickets of scrubby dhok trees, within which lives an impressive array of wildlife.


Sariska's provides habitats to variety of birds- the park inhabits India's largest population of peafowl, and harbours quail, sandgrouse, golden- backed woodpeckers and crested serpent eagles, among other species. The Siliserh Lake, overlooking the park, has a large number of crocodiles

The other great predator of Sariska's forests is the leopard.

Attractions in Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary
» The Palace : This palace built by the Maharajas of Alwar, has now been converted into a hotel.

Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus Sariska wildlife sanctuary

» Jeep Safari : The Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary can be easily accessed by jeep and these can be arranged at the Forest Reception Office on Jaipur Road.

Excursion
» Viratnagar : Some 66 kms from Alwar,it is one of the oldest historical and interesting sites in Rajasthan. An edict of King Ashoka the Great was instituted here. These ruins are worth visiting

» Siliserh : Some 13 km from Jaipur, Siliserh was built as a summer retreat in a picturesque location

Access
The nearest town is Alwar 21 km, and Delhi at 200 Km .

» By Air : Sanganer airport in Jaipur (110 km)is the nearest airport.

» By Rail : The nearest Railway station is Alwar (21 km).




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