Sariska nestles in a picturesque valley of the Aravalli hills; covering an area of 498 sq. km. It is located 107 km from Jaipur and 200 km from Delhi. Sariska is famous for the Sariska National Park, where many species of flora and fauna can be found. The best season to travel to Sariska is during the spring when the hills are suffused with color and other flowering trees blossom in rich abundance.Sariska is one of the most picturesque wildlife destinations on your Travel to Rajasthan.
On your Sariska travel tour you can visit this hunting reserve of the Maharajas of Alwar. The park was totally protected for their elaborate shoots. The Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary was established here in 1955 and taken over under Project Tiger in 1979. The best way to visit the Sariska National Park is by jeep, which can be arranged by the Forest Reception Office in the city. Here you can spot a tiger or see the dancing peacock wooing his female.
Sariska is one of the most popular wildlife reserves of India and a must visit on your travel to Rajasthan. Travel to Sariska would let you see rare wildlife which includes 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.
Sariska India travel 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. There are many sites, which you can explore on your Sariska travel tour.
Places to Visit
The Kankwari Fort: You can visit the Kankwari Fort on your Sariska travel tour. The fort is a popular historical site on your travel to Rajasthan.The Kankwari Fort is located within the Sariska national park, where Emperor Aurangzeb once imprisoned his brother, Dara Shikoh.
The Ancient Shiva Temples: You can visit the Shiva temples on your Sariska travel tour. The temple is placed within the area of the Sariska tiger sanctuary, a Neelkanth temple that dates back to the 6th-13th century AD. The temple affords a wonderful sight to the visitors.This temple is a major tourist attraction on your travel to Rajasthan.
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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