Excursions From Delhi
Sariska Tiger Reserve is situated in the Alwar district of Rajasthan. A part of ‘project tiger ‘of India since 1978, the park lies in the Aravalli-mountain range constituting rough plateaus and wide valleys and is situated at a distance of 107 km from Jaipur and 200 km from Delhi.
Spread over an area of 107 km, the park houses several mammals, birds and a wide variety of fauna. Besides Tiger, other species of mammals and birds found in the park are Leopard, Caracal, Rusty Spotted Cat, Jungle Cat, Four-horned Antelope, Sambar, Spotted Deer, Wild Boar, Blue Bull, Jackal, Hyena and special species of Birds. Within the Sariska wildlife sanctuary, the 10th and 11th century ruins of medieval temples and forts exist, serving as a reminder of the parks glorious past. Although the park is open throughout the year with the exception of certain areas that are closed in Monsoon and breeding season, the best time to visit the park from November to March when the weather is pleasant and if you can bear the heat, from April to June to catch animals near the water bodies.-: How to Reach Sariska Tiger Reserve :-
By Air :- Jaipur is the nearest airport from Sariska at a distance 107-kms.
By Train :- The nearest railway station is at Alwar (37-kms).
By Road :- Sariska is well connected with Alwar, which is further directly connected with bus services from Delhi and adjoining cities.-: PLACES TO SEE :-
The Ancient Shiva Temples :- Situated within the area of the sanctuary are Neelkanth temples famous for accommodating ruins of more than 300 temples constructed between the 7th and the 12th centuries and resemble the carvings of Khajuraho (Chandelas). A must visit for all.
The Sariska Palace :- Sariska Palace is located near the Sariska reserve and was designed by the French in 1892. The palace originally built by Maharaja Jai Singh, is now a popular place for accommodation.
The Kankwari Fort :- The historic fort where Mughal Emperor Auranzeb dispelleld his brother Dara Shikoh for lifelong exile, the fort in surrounded by lush green outfields and lush meadows.