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Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary
: 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.
About the park
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.
Sariska is covered with dry
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
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.
Sariska 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
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.
The Kankwari Fort :
once imprisoned his brother, Dara Shikoh at the Kankwari Fort which is located
within the periphery of the Sariska national park.
The Ancient Shiva
Neelkanth temples belonging to the 6th-13th century AD are now
in ruins and present a beautiful sight to the visitors.
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.
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