-- To Sarika from Alwar --

  By : Vijay Deshmukh  [on Wed, 23-Mar-2011]    Destination : Sariska
It was a great experience to travel to Sariska from Alwar. It is hardly 40 kilometers from Alwar and 7 of us had boarded a train to reach Alwar and we reached Alwar in the middle of the night. We found a good budget hotel and spent a night at Alwar. Early next morning, we went to the Alwar bus stop and boarded a direct bus to Sariska. It took almost an hour for us to reach Sariska. And since I had a great company of friends the time just passed too quickly. Sariska is a tiger reserve and we were keen on seeing a tiger or two in the national park. We hired an open jeep from the entrance of the park and set off to explore the reserve. The forest of Sariska is not very huge; it occupies a total area of 866 kilometers. We were not lucky enough to spot a tiger but we did spot a leopard. There is a temple in the jungle near to which was a shop, we bought batteries for our camera from there. We clicked a lot of photos of monkeys, langurs, antelopes, foxes, birds, mountains and what not. In literally three to four hours we were done with the forest. We were a little disappointed about not being able to see a tiger in a tiger reserve. I wonder why a single tiger wasn’t visible. But the tour was not so dull either. With enthusiastic hearts we headed back to our hotel in Alwar.
 
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