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Sariska National Park

Sariska National Park

Location:   Rajasthan

Coverage area:   788 sq. km

Main attraction :   Tiger, Spotted Deer And Wild Boar

Best time to visit :  November to June

Accommodation :  RTDC Hotel Tiger Den, Hotel Lake Palace (RTDC), Siliserh Hotel Sariska Palace (a Heritage Hotel), Forest Rest House

Arrival information :  
By Rail : The nearest raiway station is Alwar (21 km).

By Air : Jaipur is the nearest airport.

By Road : 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.

Nearby excursions :  
KANKWARI FORT The Park has historic overtones. Here, Emperor Aurangzeb once imprisoned his brother, Dara Shikoh.

THE ANCIENT SHIVA TEMPLES, in the precincts of the park, which are now in ruins, afford a wonderful sight to the visitors.

THE PALACE, at Sariska was once the royal reserve of the rulers of Alwar. This palace built by the Maharajas of Alwar, has now been converted into a hotel.

Nearby cities :   Alwar.

Sariska became a sanctuary in the year 1958. The sanctuary came under the project Tiger in 1979 and became a national park in 1982. It is located at Kankwari fort, near Alwar, on the Delhi Jaipur Highway. The terrain is predominantly hilly, as it lies in the Aravalli range. It has total area of 788 sq. kilometres, with a core area of approx. 47sq. kilometres.

Fauna :  

At last count in 1985, there 35 tigers were reported. Other carnivores of the area are the panthe, jungle cat, jackal and hyena. Three caracals were also reported during the last census in 1985. Other animals include the sambhar, chital, wild boar, hare, nilgai and umpteen porcupines. The birdlife comprises of the pea fowl, gray partridge, quail, sandgrouse, tree pie, white breasted kingfisher, golden woodpecker and great indian horned owl.