Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary is well located in the Aravali Hills addressing 800 sq km area split into the grasslands, dry deciduous forests, sheer cliffs and rocky landscape. Whether you need to have camel safaris, go out for shopping in the encircling places, visit medieval palaces or wildlife watching; Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary is the best place for you.
About Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary
Sharp 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.
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.
Ways to get there
Air : Jaipur is the nearest airport from Sariska at a distance 107-kms.
Rail : The nearest railway station is at Alwar (37-kms).
Road : Sariska wildlife sanctuary is situated off the Delhi-Alwar-Jaipur Road. Jaipur is located at a distance of 107-kms
Significant Wildlife Points of interest
The Sariska park is home to numerous carnivores including Leopard, Wild Dog, Jungle Cat, Hyena,Jackal, and Tiger. These feed on a good amount of prey species such as Sambar, Chitel, Nilgai, Chausingha, Wild Boar and Langur. Sariska is also well known for its large populace of Rhesus Monkeys, which are found in vast quantities around Talvriksh.
Major Wildlife Attractions
The Sariska park is home to numerous carnivores including Leopard, Wild Dog, Jungle Cat, Hyena, Jackal, and Tiger. These feed 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 avian world is also well represented with a rich 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.
Other Attractions in Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary
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.
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.
More great attractions can be found in the Explore Wildlife in India page.