Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary
inted cliffs of hills and slight valleys of the Aravallis mountain range rules the scenery of Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary. The area was stated a sanctuary in 1955 and became a National Park in 1979. The topography of Sariska is dry and deciduous. Within the Sariska wildlife sanctuary there are the remains of medieval temples of Garh-Rajor, belonging to the 10thand 11th centuries.
The Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary is home to many carnivores including Leopard, Wild Dog, Jungle Cat, Hyena, Jackal and Tiger. Apart from the carnivores, Sariska also inhabits Sambar, Chitel, Nilgai, Chausingha, Wild Boar and Langur. Sariska is also famed for its large population of Rhesus Monkeys, which are seen in large groups around Talvriksh.
The winged class is also healthy represented with a wealthy and varied birdlife. These include Peafowl, Grey Partridge, Bush Quail, Sand Grouse, Tree Pie, Golden backed Wood Pecker, Crested Serpent Eagle and the Great Indian Horned Owl.
The Kankwari Fort: Among the significant landmarks situated within the Sariska national park, includes the Kankwari Fort, where, Emperor Aurangzeb once imprisoned his brother, Dara Shikoh.
The Ancient Shiva Temples: Within the area of the Sariska tiger sanctuary, Neelkanth temples, that dates back to the 6th-13th century AD, now in ruins, afford a magnificent sight to the visitors.
The Palace: Sariska was known as the royal reserve of the rulers of Alwar. This palace built by the Maharajas of Alwar, has now been converted into a hotel.
Location: 37-kms From Alwar, Rajasthan
Specialty: Tigers, Leopards, Wild Dogs, Deer’s
Best Time to Visit: October to June.
By Air: Jaipur is the nearest airport from Sariska at a distance 107-kms.
By Rail: The nearest railway station is at Alwar (37-kms). Can be reached from all the parts of India.
By Road: Sariska wildlife sanctuary is situated off the Delhi-Alwar-Jaipur Road. Jaipur is located at a distance of 107-kms and Delhi at 200-kms from Sariska. Sariska is well connected with Alwar, which is further directly connected with bus services from Delhi and Jaipur.