Sariska Tiger Reserve  

Sariska, in Rajasthan, the erstwhile royal preserve of the rulers of Alwar, became a sanctuary in the year 1958. The sanctuary came under the Project Tiger in 1979 and became a national park in 1982. It is located at Kankwari fort, near Alwar, on the Delhi - Jaipur Highway. The terrain is predominantly hilly, as it lies in the Aravalli range. It has total area of 788 sq. kilometres, with a core area of approximately 474 sq. kilometres. The beautiful Siliserh Lake runs along the edge of the reserve, with a quaint hunting lodge overlooking it.

At last count in 1985, there 35 tigers were reported. Other carnivores of the area are the panther, jungle cat, jackal and hyena. Three caracals were also reported during the last census in 1985. Other animals include the sambar, chital, wild boar, hare, nilgai and umpteen porcupines.  

Sambar at watering hole 

The birdlife comprises of the pea fowl, gray partridge, quail, sand grouse, tree pie, white breasted kingfisher, golden - backed woodpecker, crested serpent eagle and great Indian horned owl. 

Magnificent ruins peppered around the neighbourhood of Sariska add to the region's fascination. The Neelkanth (Shiva) temples (6th-13th century AD) are just 32 kms from the Park and the ancient Kankwari Fort inside the Reserve, is where Emperor Aurangzeb once held his brother Dara Shikoh captive. A beautiful palace complex built in 1902 has been converted into a hotel. 

When to visit 

October to June is the best time to visit the Park.

 

North East India Wildlife Tour

Duration: 22 Nights / 23 Days
Destinations Covered: Delhi " Sariska " Jaipur " Ranthambore " Bharatpur " Agra " Khajuraho " Bandhavgarh " Kanha " Nagpur " Bhubaneshwar " Kolkata " Guwahati " Kaziranga " Guwahati " Delhi

Day 01: Arrival at Delhi

On the first day of North East India Wildlife Tour itinerary with Indian Tours Catalogue, arrive at the international airport of Delhi. You will here meet our company representatives. They will further help you to get transferred to the hotel.

Get fresh and enjoy the sightseeing tour of New and Old Delhi. In New Delhi, you will visit the Rashtrapati Bhawan. It is the official residence of the President of India. See India Gate-42 meters high memorial arch, Qutub Minar-a tall edifice dating 12th century, Humayun's Tomb-mid-16th century and Lotus Temple--the famous lotus shaped temple. In Old Delhi, you will see the world renowned massive Red Fort, Jama Masjid and Raj Ghat--the resting place of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of nation. Tour the busy and bustling lanes of Chandni Chowk on an exciting Cycle Rickshaw ride. It is a main shopping street of Old Delhi and a vigorous shopping bazaar.

Day 02: Delhi - Sariska National Park

Take your breakfast in the Delhi hotel. Proceed on a drive to the famous Sariska Tiger Reserve famous for its tiger population. Arrive and check in to a resort.

Covering an area of about 766 sq kms, Sariska is set on sharp hill cliffs and narrow Aravalli valleys. In the afternoon, you will enjoy an exciting safari to view wildlife. Sariska is home to several breeds of animals such as, Tiger, Leopard, Jungle Cat, Wild Dog, Jackal, Hyena, Wild Boar, Sambar, Nilgai, Chitel, Rhesus Monkeys, Langur and Chausingha.

The avian world is also rich in Sariska. You can see the varied bird life, including Peafowl, Bush Quail, Grey Partridge, Tree Pie, Sand Grouse, Crested Serpent Eagle, Golden backed Wood Pecker and the Great Indian Horned Owl. Stay overnight at the Resort. In Sariska you can also see some unique architecture of the Kankwari Fort, ancient Shiva Temples and a Palace built by the Maharaja of Alwar

Day 03: Sariska - Jaipur
Take lunch in Sariska resort and drive to Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan in west India. En-route you will visit the popular and splendid Amber Fort, set on the border of the Jaipur city. Reach Jaipur and check in the hotel.

Get fresh and get ready to enjoy your sightseeing city tour of Jaipur. Visit the famous Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, an astronomical observatory and the shopping markets of Jaipur. Stay overnight at the Jaipur hotel.
Day 04: Jaipur - Ranthambore Tiger Reserve
In the morning, take a drive to Sawai Madhopur, the spot famous for the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve. Reach here and check in the resort.

Ranthambore National Park is spread over in the total area of 392 sq kms. It is perhaps the finest example of Project Tiger, an initiative of India Government. It is the best place to see tiger at their natural habitat. The national park is popular with both the wildlife enthusiasts and the photographers.

You will enjoy an exhilarating wildlife safari to track tigers and other wildlife of the park. If lucky, you will surely spot the Royal Bengal Tigers at the Ranthambore National Park. Just capture their royal personality in your camera and enjoy it for a long time. Stay overnight at the Resort.
Day 05: Ranthambore Tiger Reserve
Enjoy the full day of game viewing (Two safaris - Morning & Evening Safari) inside the lush forests of Ranthambore Tiger Reserve. Overnight stay at the Resort.
Day 06: Ranthambore Tiger Reserve
Enjoy the 2nd day of two game viewing safaris in the lush green forests of Ranthambore Tiger Reserve. You will spend your day at the national park and
Some of the most beautiful parks and sanctuaries of India 
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Kaziranga National Park, Assam
Bandipur National Park, Karnataka
Wildlife in Bihar
Mudumalai Sanctuary, Tamil Nadu
Periyar National Park, Kerala
Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh
Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan
Sunderban Tiger Reserve, WestBengal
Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh
Namdapha National Park, Arunachal Pradesh
Wildlife in Orissa
Manas Tiger Reserve, Assam
Nagarhole National Park, Karnataka
Bharatpur National Park, Rajasthan
Sariska Tiger Reserve, Rajasthan
Keibul Lam Jao National Park, Manipur
Dudhwa National Park, Uttar Pradesh
Bannerghata National Park,Karnataka
Gir National Park and Sanctuary, Gujarat
Dachigam National Park, Jammu & Kashmir