cliffs of hills and narrow valleys of the Aravallis dominate the
landscape of Sariska, whose forests are dry and deciduous. Within
the Sariska wildlife sanctuary there are the ruins of medieval
temples of Garh-Rajor, belonging to the 10th and 11th centuries. A
17th century castle on a sharp hilltop at Kankwari, provides a
panoramic view of flying Egyptian vultures and eagles. The area was
declared a sanctuary in 1955 and became a National Park in 1979.Major
Tourist Attractions in Sariska
How To Reach
- The Vegetation
The park consist many undulating
hills of all sizes. The forest cover is mostly of the dry
deciduous type with Dhok, Khair, Tendu, Ber, Surwal and Goria
making up a majority of the vegetation.
- The Animals
The park also has good populations of
Nilgai, Sambar and Chital. In the evenings, Indian Porcupine,
Striped Hyaena, Indian Palm Civet and even Leopard are sometimes
seen. The Tigers of Sariska are largely nocturnal and are not as
easily seen as those of Ranthambhore.
- The Birds
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.
- The Kankwari Fort
Among the historic landmarks
located within the Sariska national park, includes the Kankwari
For, where, Emperor Aurangzeb once imprisoned his brother, Dara
- 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 wonderful 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.
- Park Trip
The ideal way to travel within the
reserve is in your own vehicle. The other way that one can
explore the interiors of the jungle is by hiring a jeep from
either your hotel or from the local jeep operators.
The nearest Airport to the park is located at
Jaipur (110 km).
The nearest Railway Station to the park is
also located at Alwar.
The nearest main town to Sariska is Alwar
(36 km). The park is very easily accessible from Delhi too. It
is also possible to go via the main Jaipur highway, by which the
distance gets extended to approximately 240 km.