Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary
Sariska Tiger Reserve situated in the Alwar District of Rajasthan is 107 Km. from Jaipur and only 200 km from Delhi. It covers an area of 800 sq km in total, with a core area of approximately 500 sq km. The Northern Aravali Hills dominate the skyline with their mixture of sharp cliffs and long narrow valleys. The area was declared a sanctuary in 1955 and became a National Park in 1979.The Sariska Tiger reserve holds a good diversity of wild animals besides Tiger being the principal predator, other animals in the Reserve include, leopard, Hyena, Caracal, Jungle cat, Ratel, Nilgai, Sambar deer, Spotted deer, langur, Rhesus macaque, Four-horned antelope, Wild pig, Indian civet, Rufous tailed hare, Common Mongoose, Ruddy Mongoose, Palm Civet, Pangolin, Porcupine, etc. A total of 211 bird species have been recorded in the Reserve . Out of which 120 are resident, 73 are migrant and 18 are considered to be vagrants. Avian population in the Reserve include, peafowl, grey francolin, white-rumped vulture, painted spur fowl, Aravalli red spurfowl, Indian Cuckoo, common sand grouse, Indian pitta, great horned owl etc.October – June is the best period to visit the Tiger Reserve.