Sariska Forest Reserve
The landscape of Sariska is dominated by sharp cliffs of hills and narrow valleys of the Aravallis. The forests are dry and deciduous. Within the sanctuary there are the ruins of medieval buildings. The ruins of Temple Garh-Rajor of the 10th and 11th centuries are scattered in the jungle. A 17th century castle on a sharp hilltop at Kankwari, provides a panoramic view of flying Egyptian vultures and eagles.
Area: 800 sqkm
Best time to visit: February - June
How to get there: Sariska is 200 kilometres from Delhi and 107 kilometeres from Jaipur. Buses between Delhi and Jaipur go via Alwar and Sariska. Nearest railhead is Alwar which is about 37 kilometres from the reserve. The nearesrt airport is located at Jaipur the capital city of the state of Rajasthan
Accomodation: There is comfortable accommodation in and around Sariska. Sariska Palace Hotel, RTDC Tiger Den Tourist Bungalow, Siliserh Palace Hotel, Forest Rest Houses and other boarding facilities are available.
Prominent Fauna: Tiger, nilgai, wild-boar, fox, gaur, sambar, chital, hyena, four horned antelope, jungle cat
For Additional Information:
Rajasthan Tourist Office
Bikaner House, Near India Gate
New Delhi 110003