Located in north-west of Rajasthan, Sariska is 107 km from Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan. The park spans over an area of 800 sq km. The core area is however of 500 sq km. Sariska being one of the major travel destinations of India, it is also a tiger reserve. It is a scenic tourist destination with Aravalli hills at its background. Sariska is a treasure trove for the wild life lovers. It offers an excellent wild life experience. The landscape is dominated by sharp cliffs of hills and narrow valleys of Aravalli. The Sariska National Park in Rajasthan, India is especially known for its population of Tigers. This park is also a home to numerous carnivores including Leopard, Wild Dog, Jungle Cat, Civets Hyena, Jackal. These feed on species such as Sambar, Chital, Nilgai, Chausingha, Wild Boar and Langur. Sariska is also well known for its large population of Rhesus Monkeys, which are found around Talvriksh.
Places to see in Sariska National Park: Within the Sariska wildlife sanctuary, there are a number of tourist attractions.
The Kankwari Fort
The Kankwari Fort is a historic landmark located within the Sariska national park. It is here where the 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.
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.
Nearby attractions around Sariska National Park: Sariska is also adorned by a number of popular nearby locations.
Just 116 km from Bharatpur,,this city is considered as the gateway to the royal state of Rajasthan. There are many tourist attractions here reflecting the glorious Rajput history of the place. The main attractions of Alwar are the Bala Quila and the CityPalace complex. There is a lake beside the CityPalace, a government museum and the tomb of Tarang Sultan.
Situated 32 kms north-west of Bharatpur, Deeg was once the preferred summer resort of and the second capital of the erstwhile kingdom of Bharatpur. It was built to serve as a holiday resort for the Jat rulers of Bharatpur but also has a fort with twelve bastions. The largest of these, Lakha Burj, is mounted with cannon, even today. The buildings of Deeg form a large rectangle, enclosing a garden and two large tanks, one at each end. The largest structure is the impressive Gopal Bhawan where, even on a summer day, the air is cool and refreshing. The most striking part of the complex is the summer pavilion, Keshav Bhawan. In the days of glory, the 500 fountains around the pavilion spouted coloured water on special occasions, while fireworks lit up the night sky.
Sited near the Sariska tiger reserve, is the fascinatingly charming Siliserh Lake, overlooking a marvellous palace which was built by Maharaja Vinay Singh in 1845 A. D. for his queen, Shila. The lake makes for a good picnic spot and offers options for boating and sailing. The palace here has now been converted into a tourist resort for visitors. Crocodiles are the major inhabitants of this lake.
Things to do in Sariska: Enjoy the safari trip within the lush green forest to catch the glimpse of the various wildlife species. You can also make excursion trip to various destinations mentioned above.
Best time to visit Sariska: The best time to visit the SariskaNational Park is throughout the year. If you want to avoid the scorching heat, it is advised to visit it during the months of October to March. The park is open to public from 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM but stays closed on most national holidays.
How to go ?
The Jaipur Sanganer Airport is the nearest airport from Sariska and is located in Sanganer, approximately 107 kilometers from the National Park. All major destinations are well-connected to the JaipurAirport.
The nearest railway station is located at Alwar, 37 kilometers away from the Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary.
Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary is located off the Delhi-Alwar-Jaipur Road. Jaipur is located 107 kilometers away from the wildlife sanctuary and 200 kilometers from the country’s capital, New Delhi. Sariska is well-connected with Alwar, which is directly connected to NH-8.
Where to stay ?
In Sariska you may not get abundant of accommodation facilities. However some options are:
The FortView Camp: +91- 01465- 224343 Website: www.sariskacamp.com
Sariska Tiger Camp: +91-93140 17210, 99581 26253, 93140 17110
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