Rajasthan Sariska – A Trip to Ancient Tiger Land Known For Its Wildlife Sanctuary

Sariska which is just 239 km south west of Delhi and takes around 4 hrs from Delhi is well known for its wild life sanctuary. Sariska use to be a hunting preserve of kings and royals of Alwar. The palace near Sariska itself shows.

The best time to visit sariska national park is during winter October – February when plenty of migratory bird are attraction of Sariska National Park. The sanctuary is closed during months of rain. Many books have already been written about this wildlife park due to its popularity. You won’t see many tigers since the tigers are extinguishing here but you can have a look at various migratory birds and deer in Aravalli hills.Governmnt has taken many steps to protect tigers hence you can spot some. The best time to visit inside park is during morning and in evening hours.

Some animals which can be spotted here are herds of deer like nilgai, chital, sambar , with langur ( monkey with big tail and black face) and monkey seeing you through the trees. You could also sometimes see Leopard, jackal, wild dog in the bushes. If you are highly enthusiast bird watcher then you can see white breasted kingfisher, Serpent eagle, great Indian horned Owl and some other popular migratory birds. The most enjoyable part of the trip will be to drive through the park. There are jeeps available which needs to be booked in advance near the gate.

For wildlife enthusiasts who are also keen on history and culture, a trip around medieval ruins with in and near Sariska is worth considering. The top attraction among include Kankwari fort where Mughal Prince Dara was held captive by his brother Aurangzeb . Visit some of very popular temples of Lord Shiva also named as Neelkanth built in 6th and 13th Century.