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Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary


Location : Sariska Wildlife sanctuary is located in the sharp cliffs of hills and narrow valleys of the Aravallis some 200 km from Delhi.
Area : DeThe sanctuary is spread over an area of 800 sq. km.
Best time to visit : Sariska wildlife sanctuary can be visited throughout the year, still the best period is from October to June.

Tiger, RantSariska Wildlife Sanctuary About the Park Sariska is covered with dry deciduous forests and was declared as a sanctuary in 1955 and later a National park in 1979. The landscape is dominated with sharp cliffs of hills and narrow valleys of the Aravallis. The relics of medieval temples of Garh-Rajor, belonging to the 10th and 11th centuries are found in the Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary. Besides these, a 17th century castle on a sharp hilltop at Kankwari, provides a great view of flying Egyptian.

Wildlife Attractions Flora :
Sariska is covered with dry deciduous forests.

Fauna :
Tiger, nilgai, wild-boar, fox, gaur, sambar, chital, hyena, four horned antelope, jungle cat Leopard, Wild Dog, Jungle Cat, Hyena, Jackal, and Tiger are the various animals found in the national park. An abundance of prey species such as Sambar, Chittal, Nilgai, Chausingha, Wild Boar and Langur form the food of these animals. A large population of Rhesus Monkeys, which are found in large numbers around Talvriksh is now found in Sariska Wildlife sanctuary.

Birds :
The various species of the birds include Peafowl, Grey Partridge, Bush Quail, Sand Grouse, Tree Pie, Golden backed Wood Pecker, Crested Serpent Eagle and the Great Indian Horned Owl.

Park Trip Jeep Safari
Jeep SafariSariska Wildlife Sanctuary tour can be enjoyed in the best manner by jeep which can be arranged at the Forest Reception Office on Jaipur Road.

How to Reach Jaipur is the nearest airport from Sariska at a distance of 107 km. The nearest railway station is at Alwar (37-kms). Sariska is well connected with Alwar, which is further directly connected with bus services from Delhi and Jaipur.
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Nearby Attractions The Kankwari Fort :
Emperor Aurangzeb once imprisoned his brother, Dara Shikoh at the Kankwari Fort which is located within the periphery of the Sariska national park.

The Ancient Shiva Temples :
Neelkanth temples belonging to the 6th-13th century AD are now in ruins and present a beautiful sight to the visitors.

The Palace :
Built by the Maharajas of Alwar, The Palace, was once known as the royal reserve of the rulers of Alwar and now has been converted into a hotel.