Asiatic lion in its habitat!
Water holes are essential and the forest department puts in lot of effort into ensuring that these remain filled. However, I found these cement-concrete troughs to be particularly off-putting. It looks so disconnected from the otherwise natural surroundings. I wonder if there is any reason for having these cement-concrete water holes, as otherwise i've not seen them in most national parks.
Eye of the tiger!
The tiger was in the bushes the entire time so could not get a clear picture. Overall, I was quite pleased with my time there, even though it was only 2 safaris, was able to see both - tiger (for a long time) and the brief glimpse of a leopard. Having visited Sariska quite a few number of times, it seems to have made considerable amount of progress from the predicament it was in about 10 years back. Currently, there are 14 tigers in Sariska - 2 males, 9 females and 3 cubs and another male tiger is going to be relocated to Sariska from Ranthambore soon. It is a beautiful park landscape wise, sightings are decent, there are good accommodation options and knowledgeable guides who work hard wanting to do their bit for our best experience. I hope Sariska sees many more wildlife enthusiasts than what it has been over the past few years. If anyone needs any help with contacts, I will be happy to share.
Grey francolin - a bird widely seen in the drier forests. Also known as 'teetar'. I was in Sariska recently for a couple of safaris - lush green forest, a tiger in the bushes and the brief glimpse of a leopard made my day!
The private guest house outside the Chorkhamara gate is well maintained and has electricity too. You can call Mr. Puresh Kodape for bookings. Apart from that he's also a well known guide in Nagzira. Here's his number: +91 9158265860.