Situated against the backdrop of the Aravali Hills, in Rajasthan, Sariska National Park is a quiet and peaceful place. The jungle was registered under Project Tiger in 1979 and was declared a national park in 1982. Sariska is famous for its tiger reserve though it also has a strong historical background. The monuments here symbolize its glorious past. The park also offers visitors a unique chance to study the behavioral patterns of animals residing here.
Situated in the district of Alwar and protected by the Aravalli Hills, the Sariska National park is spread across an area 800 square is a famous wildlife attraction of the state of Rajasthan. The topography of the region comprise semi desert, scrub-thorn arid, and dry deciduous with some grass area and rocks. The national park is home to a great variety of flora, fauna and avi-fauna. More than 90% of the park is covered with dhok trees. Moreover, the other varieties located here include Tendu, Khair, Surwal, Goria, and Ber.
Moreover the fauna at the national park comprise Sambhar, Chital, Chausingha, Nilgai, Wild Boar, Rhesus Macaque, Four-Horned Antelope, and Langurs. Other carnivores like Wild Dog, Leopard, Jungle Cat, Jackal, Hyena and Tiger are also found at the national park. The avi-fauna species found here include peacocks, Red Jungle Fowl, Spur Fowls, Peafowl, White Breasted Kingfishers, Golden Backed Woodpeckers, Partridges, Quails, Great Indian Horned Owls, Sangrouse, Crested Serpent Eagles, Drongos, Tree Pies, Vultures, and Sunbirds Parakeets.
|Delhi 177 Kms.||Agra 194 Kms.||Ajmer 269 Kms.|
|Alwar 17 Kms.||Bharatpur 140 Kms.||Jaipur 141 Kms.|
|Jaisalmer 677 Kms.||Jodhpur 465 Kms.||Mt. Abu 627 Kms|
|Ranthambhore 203 Kms.|
The Kankawadi fort is one of the famous historical attractions in Sariska National Park. The fort lies 21 km away from the entrance gate towards the buffer area of the national park. The fort lies on a hill rock, surrounded by plush plantations and sprawling green meadows. Constructed centuries ago, it is believed that the Aurangzeb’s brother-Dara Shikoh served lifelong exile at the fort. The fort was especially built by the emperor for this purpose and throughout Dara Shikoh’s exile thousands of soldiers were placed outside the fort to keep an eye on his activities and to make sure he does not flee.
Deeg was once the second erstwhile second capital of Bharatpur. The region also served as the summer capital to the Jat rulers of Bharatpur. The region comprises a fort with 12 bastions. The largest of the bastions- the Lakha Burj is mounted with cannon. The Gopal Bhawan is the largest structure at Deeg surrounded by
The Siliserh Lake located near the Sariska Tiger Reserve is one of the famous picnic spots with great opportunities for boating & sailing. The Siliserh Lake and reservoir was built to channel the water to the city of Alwar. Newarby a beautiful palace was also built by Maharaja Vinay Singh for his wife, Shila. The top of the palace offers some of the most magical views of the lake.