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Sariska National Park - Rajasthan

Wildlife in India
Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
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National Zoological Park, New Delhi 
Sariska, a national park, once one of India's tiger haven, is now left with just sign boards. Even today, as you enter the park you will notice somewhat sad signs hailing the area as a Tiger Reserve. No one has seen a tiger since 2003. Unfortunate for a country whose national pride, the tiger, is fast disappearing from the wild.

The good news is, you won’t be disappointed with your trip to Sariska. Even a monkey in the wild is exciting. The undulating shades of yellow, brown and green is a treat to the eye. There are thousands of peacocks, lots of deer, sambar and nilgais to spot.

Sariska is about a hour before Jaipur from Delhi. Turn left on NH8 just before Shahpura and drive for about 45km on State roads. There are only two options for stay, the Sariska Palace or RTDC’s Tiger Den. We stayed at the Tiger Den which is a 5 minute walk from the park. We reached the hotel around 12:00 pm and spent the day driving around. We did a quick trip to Silserh lake, Alwar and Tal Vriksh. These are not places that hold their own, but when you are in Sariska and you have some time to kill, they make for a pleasant ride through the Aravali mountains.

The safari on Sunday morning made up for our lack of interest of the neighborhood. No matter how many parks we visit, we never tire. There is something so alluring about the wild. We didn’t spot any leopards but we saw a lot of animals and birds at close quarters. At one of the gates, the villagers gave us some roti(bread) to feed the birds. Treepies, babblers, magpies were quick to eat off our hands. There is also an ancient Hanuman temple called Pandu Pole hidden well inside the forest. It is worth driving up just for the drive and the langurs.

Another great park. Another great experience.

Tiger Den - Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
Tiger Den - Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
Sariska Palace Hotel, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
Sariska Palace Hotel, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
Vegetation, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
Vegetation, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
D is for Deer, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
D is for Deer, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
Deer, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
Deer, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
Deer, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
Deer, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
N is for Nilgai, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
N is for Nilgai, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
Thought it was camouflaged - Nilgai, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
Thought it was camouflaged - Nilgai, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
Nilgai, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
Nilgai, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
Bambi, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
Bambi, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
Wary Bambi with the Jackal, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
Wary Bambi with the Jackal, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
Deer with its young one, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
Deer with its young one, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
M is for Monkey, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
M is for Monkey, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
Langur, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
Langur, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
Langur, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
Langur, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
Scared Langur, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
Scared Langur, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
Where is Obelix? - Wild Boar, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
Where is Obelix? - Wild Boar, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
Move, this is my pond!, Wild Boar, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
Move, this is my pond!, Wild Boar, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
J is for Jackal, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
J is for Jackal, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
Peacock Paradise, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
Peacock Paradise, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
Peahens, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
Peahens, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
Peacok dance, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
Peacok dance, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
The Peacock dance, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
The Peacock dance, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
Jungle Babbler, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
Jungle Babbler, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
Jungle Babbler, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
Jungle Babbler, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
Rufous Treepie, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
Rufous Treepie, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
Eating Goodday cookies, Rufous Treepie, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
Eating Goodday cookies, Rufous Treepie, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
Rufous Treepie, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
Rufous Treepie, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
The black drongo, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
The black drongo, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
W is for Wattled Lapwing, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
W is for Wattled Lapwing, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
Partridge, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
Partridge, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
Brahminy Starling, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
Brahminy Starling, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
Oriental Magpie, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
Oriental Magpie, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
Weaver nests on a palm, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
Weaver nests on a palm, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
Close up of the weaver nest, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
Close up of the weaver nest, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
Black-winged stilt, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
Black-winged stilt, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
Crocodile in the blue waters, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
Crocodile in the blue waters, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
Crocodile prey, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
Crocodile prey, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
Pandu Pole Hanuman, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
Pandu Pole Hanuman, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
Temple idols in the forest, Pandu Pole Hanuman, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan
Temple idols in the forest, Pandu Pole Hanuman, Sariska National Park, Rajasthan