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Sariska Weekend Tour
Duration : 2 Nights / 3 Days
Destinations Covered : Delhi - Sariska - Delhi
Day 1 : Delhi - Sariska (239 kms)
In the morning drive towards Sariska- the city has a rich natural legacy with some stunning lakes and pleasing valleys densely wooded in parts. Perched on the most prominent of these hills is a massive ancient fort that whispers tales of the rich history of the city. Some of the finest variety of birds and animals are spotted here, and an brilliant tiger country.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 2 : Sariska
After breakfast visit
Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary- The reserve was acknowledged a wildlife sanctuary in 1958 and came under the "Project Tiger" as a tiger reserve in 1979. It is characterized with dry deciduous forests, sheer cliffs and rocky landscape. The park consist many rising and falling hills of all sizes. The forest cover is mostly of the dry deciduous type with Dhok, Khair, Tendu, Ber, Surwal and Goria.
The park also has good populations of Nilgai, Sambar and Chital. In the evenings, Indian Porcupine, Striped Hyena, Indian Palm Civet and even Leopard are sometimes seen. The Tigers of Sariska are largely nocturnal and are not as easily seen as individuals of Ranthambore.
The avian population in the park is also very large. Some of the bird species visible in the park are Peafowl, Red Jungle Fowl, Spur Fowls, White Breasted Kingfishers, Golden Backed Woodpeckers, Great Indian Horned Owls, Quails, Partridges, Sangrouse, tree Pies, Crested Serpent Eagles, Parakeets, Drongos, Sunbirds and Vultures.
Kankawadi Fort- is another chronological landmark in Sariska and surrounded by the few tourist places in Sariska, worth a visit. This is the only place hat shows the Mughal connection of Sariska. The fort is situated on top of a hill. It provides a panoramic vision of the birds and the entire avian family of the Sariska National park. The Fort overlooks the Kankawadi Plateau and a number of Gujjar villages around. The leopards from the neighboring areas visit the Kankawadi Fort often in search of food and water.
Sariska Palace : Maharaja Jai Singh of Alwar built the Sariska palace to serve as their lodge during their hunting trips. The main attractions of the palace consist of extensive lawns, beautiful antique furniture and photographs of the 1920's Royal Shikar (hunting trips). The palace has now been renewed into a heritage hotel.
Pandupol : A temple devoted to Lord Hanuman. The temple offers a magnificent view of the of the Pandu gate, where a flowing spring can be seen surfacing from hard and compact rocks.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 3 : Sariska - Delhi
Day free for leisure and later in the afternoon depart back to Delhi.