Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary

One of the most popular tiger reserves of India, Sariska is one of the many protected sanctuaries in India where Project Tiger met with success. Sariska was declared a Sanctuary in 1955 and became a Tiger Reserve under in 1979. With the beautiful Aravalli Hills in the background, the Sanctuary is home to other wildlife including the Leopard, Panther, Jungle Cat, Jackal, Hyena, Gaur, Four-horned Antelope and Porcupine and Fox among animals. Among birds, you will find Peafowl, Grey Partridge, Bush Quail, Sand Grouse, Tree Pie, Golden-backed Woodpecker, Crested Serpent Eagle and the Great Indian Horned Owl etc.

A tour of the sanctuary also reveals the fascinating past of the area through historical ruins of monuments. The Kankwari Fort, where Emperor Aurangzeb once imprisoned his brother Dara Shikoh, the ancient Shiva Neelkanth Temples that date back to the 6th-13th century A.D. and the Palace built by the Maharajas of Alwar, now converted into a hotel, provide great viewing.

Other Attractions in Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary
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.

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.

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.

Visitors can visit Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary throughout the year, with the best period being during the months of October to June.

The best way to visit the Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary is by Jeep and these can be arranged at the Forest Reception Office on the Jaipur Road
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