Know Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary
Spread over an area of 300 sq. miles, Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary is situated
in the state of Rajasthan in the backdrop of the scrubby Aravali Hills. Near
to Jaipur, the capital Rajasthan was declared a sanctuary in 1955. Sariska
was included in the Project Tiger in 1979 and became a national park in
The 300 square miles of Tiger Reserve hunting preserve of the Maharaja of
Alwar. Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary is famous for tiger, the most popular
residents of the park. Sariska is one of the many protected wildlife
sanctuaries in India where Project Tiger. The Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary is
spread across the dry & deciduous forests. Almost ninety per cent the
forest is dominated by the Dhok tree.
Major Attractions at Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary
Home to the tigers, Sariska National Park is known
for its tigers. According to the latest available data, there are about 35
tigers at Sariska. Other residents of the Sariska National Park includes the
panther, jungle cat, jackal, hyena, and fox. Sambhar, chital, wild boar,
hare, nilgai, civet, four-horned antelope, gaur (Indian bison) and porcupine
also inhabit the sanctuary. Birds found here include peafowl, gray
partridges, quails, sand grouses, tree pies, white-breasted kingfishers,
golden-backed woodpeckers, crested serpent eagles, vultures and horned owls.
Dry & deciduous terrains is the feature of the
Sariska National Park. The park is predominated by dhok (Anogeissus
pendula), khair (Acacia catechu), tendu (Diospyros melanoxylon) and ber
(Zizyphus maudrentiana) trees. Sariska is one of the few remaining forest in
the Aravali range that has survived the assault of the modern time. The
forest remains lush green during the monsoon period and dry in summer.
Other Attractions at Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary
The Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary also houses historical ruins of monuments
symbolic of its past.
The Sariska Antional park houses many historical ruins of the past. The
park offers an enchanting mix of different historical past.
The Ancient Shiva Temples :
The park features the
Neelkanth temples (6th-13th century AD), which are now in ruins. These
temples offer an amazing sight to the tourists.
The Kankwari Fort :
The Kankwari Fort has historical
importance. Emperor Aurangzeb once imprisoned his brother, Dara Shikoh in
The Palace :
Sariska was once the royal reserve of the
rulers of Alwar. This palace was built by the Maharajas of Alwar. Now the
palace has been converted into a hotel.
The best way to visit the Sariska Wildlife
Sanctuary is by Jeep and these can be arranged at the Forest Reception
Office on the Jaipur Road.
How to Reach There
The nearest raiway station is Alwar (21 km). Jaipur is the nearest airport,
if one wants to travek by air. Sariska is situated off the
Delhi-Alwar-Jaipur Road. The nearest town is Alwar (21 km). Jaipur is
located at a distance of 110 km and Delhi at 200Kms.