Thursday, 1 October 2015

Sariska National Park & Tiger Reserve



Sariska Tiger Reserver

Embrace within the magnificent shadowy folds of the Aravali Hills, the Sariska National Park & Tiger Reserve is situated in the district of Alwar, Rajasthan.  It is probably the most visited reserve park in India. Being one of the most beautiful and enriched with a wide variety of flora & fauna, The Sariska National Park attracts large number of tourists from India and across the globe every year. Sariska was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1958 and in 1979 it was included under the ‘’Project Tiger’’ as a Sariska Tiger Reserve. The park covers approximately 800 Square Kms area divided into rocky landscape, long narrow valleys, dry forests, sheer cliffs, bushes. The park opens throughout the year because apart from the diverse variety of flora & fauna, there are medieval buildings and monuments of religious importance located within the park boundaries due to which the park authorities are bound to keep it open.

Flora and Fauna Found in Sariska – 

Rich Birldlife : This Beautiful sanctuary also contains a diverse variety of birds also, which includes- The Great Indian Horned Owl, Peafowl, Crested Serpent Eagle, Golden White Breasted Kingfisher, Bush Quail, Sun Parakeets, Tree Pie, Red Jungle Fowl, Drongos, Sand Grouse, Backed Wood Pecker, Spur Fowls, Grey Partridge and Vultures. In cloudy days one can also spot a large number of Peacocks dancing in the park.

Flora: Accommodating various wildlife species and birds, Dhok trees covers the mostly area of the park. Rather than Dhok trees there are other more trees which are found here are- Bargad (Banyan Tree), Dhak (Butea monosperma), Gular (Ficus racemosa), Ber (Ziziphus mauritiana), Khair (Senegalia catechu) and a lot more.

Fauna :  The park also accommodate a numerous rare and endangered carnivorous species like-  Sambhar, Chital, Nilgai, Leopard, Wild Dog, Jungle Cat, Hyena, Jackal, Chausingha, Wild Boar, Langur, Rhesus Monkeys, Royal Bengal Tigers, Striped Hyenas, Spotted Dear, Four-Horned Antelope. And on the edge of the park there is a lake called Siliserh Lake, where you can found a large Number of crocodiles also.


How to reach Sariska National Park-

Sariska is nearest to the main town Alwar and its surrounding areas therefore anyone can access it very easily. Visitors can reach this sanctuary by air, road or train.

By Air : Jaipur airport is the nearest airport from Sariska which is located at a distance of 110Kms and Delhi Airport is 163Kms from Sariska which is well connected to all other major cities airport which are- Jaipur, Jodhpur and Mumbai.

By Road: From Alwar, the nearest main town- Sariska is only 36Kms far. From main Jaipur Highway it approximately 240Kms and from Delhi it is approximately 200Kms via Daruhera-Alwar-Sariska route.

By Train: Alwar is the nearest railway station which is 38Kms from Sariska. In order to boost tourism in Rajasthan, a special luxurious train- Fairy Queen or we can say tourist train runs between Delhi to Alwar to make a memorable trip to Sariska Tiger Reserve for its visitors. Build in 1855, The Fairy Queen is the oldest working Steam Locomotive in the World. Its name is recorded in the prestigious Guinness Books of World Record in 1988 as being the World's oldest working locomotive and in 1999 The Fairy Queen also awarded with a National Tourism Award.

To know more about Sariska Tiger Reserve visit- http://www.myalwar.com/sariska-national-park/





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