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Monday, September 15, 2008

Wildlife in Rajasthan : Sariska Tiger Reserve - 8

Guys, Sariska 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. kms., with a core area of approximately 474 sq. kms. The beautiful Siliserh Lake runs along the edge of the reserve, with a quaint hunting lodge overlooking it.

At last count in 1985, 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 different species of porupines.

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

When to visit:

October to June is the best time to visit the park

Where to stay:

Tiger Den (RTDC); Hotel Lake Palace (RTDC), Sisilerh; Sariska Palace HOtel (Heritage Hotel); Forest Rest House.

Hote to get there:

You can reach Jaipur by air which is 113 kms. from the sanctuary. Nearest town and rail link is at Alwar, which is 21 kms. from the park.

Contact:

The Field Director, Sariska Tiger Reserve, District Alwar

Related Links :

01. Nature and WildLife of India : WildLife Protection Act 1972 - 1
02. Wildlife in Jammu and Kashmir - 2
03. Corbett National Park (Project Tiger) : Wildlife in Uttaranchal - 3
04. Rajaji National Park - 4
05. Wildlife in Uttar Pradesh : Dudhwa National Park - 5
06. Wildlife in Rajasthan : Bharatpur National Park - 6
07. Wildlife in Rajasthan : Ranthambore National Park (Project Tiger) - 7
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