Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary
Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in the Alwar District of Rajasthan and is famous for the Royal Bengal tiger.
Season: The best time is from November to March.
Location: 37 km from
Major Wildlife species: Leopard, Tiger, Wild Dog.
Area: 765.80 sq km
Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary Information
Full of Indian wildlife treasures is a core attraction of Alwar town in Rajasthan situated in the northwestern part of India. Sharp cliffs and narrow valleys of the Aravalli hills dominate the dry and deciduous brushwood of Sariska. It is spread over an area of 429 sq. km and has a terrain of withered lower slopes of the valley hills combined with thick towering bamboo trees.
Besides Ranthambore National Park, Sarika Tiger Reserves are another home to majestic tigers of India. Constitute in 1955, Sariska was brought under Project Tiger in 1979 and later on converted into a national park in 1982, is the most eminent wildlife reserve in India.
Apart from the rich diversity of flora and fauna, The Park treasures a number of historical monuments and ruins of medieval temples of Garh-Rajor, belonging to the 10th and 11th centuries.
The Wild Attractions of Sariska
Best known for its great Tiger Reserves, Sariska is also inhabited by numerous wild species, the prominent carnivores are Chitel, Leopard, Hyena, Jackal, Wild Boar, Sambar, Nilgai, Barasinga (antelope), Jungle Cat, Wild Dog, Langur.
Besides these mammals, there is a treasure of avian world with exotic and diverse water birds, it includes Crested Serpent Eagle, Great Indian Horned Owl, Peafowl, Grey partridge, Golden back Wood Pecker and lot more.
The Grand Sariska Palace
The palace contrived by the Maharaja of Alwar as a hunting lodge in 1892 is now transfigured into a hotel. Sariska Palace is situated on the premises of Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary.
The Kankwari Fort
An ethereal structure of Mughal architecture of the 10th century is located inside the Sariska national park where once Dara Shikoh was captivated by his brother king Aurangzeb.
The Ancient Shiva Temples
The remnants of the Neelkanth temples, dating back to the 6th-13th century AD will definitely, leave tourists mesmerized and captivated.
Other sights of tourist attractions are the remnants of the Kankwari Fort, the Budha Hanuman Temple near Pandupol, the Bharthari Temple near the park office, and the hot and cold springs of Taalvriksh with their medicinal value.
Easy accommodation is available at the Sariska Wild Life Sanctuary, The RTDC Lodge, Grand Sariska Palace Lounge, and many more have all kinds of modern facilities, making it a memorable holiday for the tourist.
The park can be explored through a jeep as well as an elephant’s back. Jeep safaris can be arranged at the Forest Reception Office on Jaipur Road. Wildlife viewing and photography in Sariska are, indeed, spectacular experiences.
Air: The nearest airport from Sariska is at Jaipur, at a distance of 115 km.
Rail: Sariska is located at the Delhi Jaipur highway at Kankwari fort. The Nearest Rail Head Alwar-36km is well connected to all major cities of India.
Road: By road, Sariska is 200 km from Delhi and can easily be covered in 5 hrs. drive. Jaipur is 107 km from the city. Sariska is well connected to Alwar by easy roadways, from where one can avail bus services.