Sharp cliffs of hills and narrow valleys of the Aravallis mountain range
rules the landscape of Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary. The area was declared a
sanctuary in 1955 and became a National Park in 1979. The terrain of Sariska
is dry and deciduous. Within the Sariska wildlife sanctuary there are the
ruins of medieval temples of Garh-Rajor, belonging to the 10th and 11th
The Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary is home to many carnivores including
Leopard, Wild Dog, Jungle Cat, Hyena, Jackal and
. Apart from the carnivores, Sariska
also inhabits Sambar, Chitel, Nilgai, Chausingha, Wild Boar and Langur.
Sariska is also famous for its large population of Rhesus Monkeys, which are
seen in large groups around Talvriksh.
The winged species are 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.
Not To Overlook - Attractions
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.
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.
37-kms From Alwar, Rajasthan
Tigers, Leopards, Wild Dogs
Best Time to Visit :
October to June.
By Air : Jaipur
nearest airport from Sariska at a distance 107-kms.
By Rail :
The nearest railway station is at Alwar
(37-kms). Can be reached from all the parts of India.
By Road :
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
Udaipur-The Heart of Rajasthan
By Kitu Bhardwaj
Sariska - The Tiger Reserve
By Albeena Abbas