The Sariska Tiger Reserve is dominated by sharp cliffs of hills and narrow
valleys of the Aravallis. Within the dry and deciduous forest landscape lies
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
impressive view of flying Egyptian vultures and eagles. Spread over an area
of 765.80 sq km, the Sariska Tiger Reserve was declared a sanctuary in 1955
and became a National Park in 1979.
How to Approach
: Jaipur is the nearest airport from Sariska at a distance
: The nearest railway station is at Alwar (37-kms). If can
spend more, the luxurious trains like - the Place on Wheels and The Fairy
Queen can also take you to this sanctuary.
: 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.
The Major Wildlife Stock
The Sariska park is home to several carnivores including Leopard, Wild Dog,
Jungle Cat, Hyena, Jackal and Tiger. They survive on an abundance of prey
species such as Sambar, Chitel, Nilgai, Chausingha, Wild Boar and Langur.
Sariska is also well known for its large population of Rhesus Monkeys, which
are found in large numbers around Talvriksh.
The park also has a rich 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 Most Popular Sights to Visit
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 Shikoh.
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.
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. (Reservation
/ Booking for Hotel Sariska Palace
Safari - Going Around the Park
The best way to visit the Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary is by jeep. You can
get them arranged at the Forest Reception Office on Jaipur Road. Jeep safari
at Sariska offers you an excellent opportunity for wildlife viewing and
wildlife photography within the Sariska Sanctuary.