Sariska Tiger Reserve
Best Time to Visit: October to June
Steep cliffs and narrow valleys of the Aravallis dominate the landscape of Sariska, whose forests are dry and deciduous. Within the Sariska wildlife sanctuary there are the ruins of medieval temples of Garh-Rajor, belonging to the 10th and 11th centuries. This adds to the beauty of the jungle by giving it the historic touch. A 17th century castle on a sharp hilltop at Kankwari, gives a nostalgic view of the times gone by. The area was declared a sanctuary in 1955 and became a National Park in 1979.
The Sariska Park is home to numerous carnivores and omnivores including Leopard, Wild Dog, Jungle Cat, Hyena, Jackal. These prey on the species of the small kind like the Sambar, Chital, Nilgai, Chausingha, Wild Boar and Langur. Sariska is also very well known for its large population of Rhesus Monkeys, which are found in large numbers around Talvriksh.The park has a rich population of migratory birds that are a treat to the eyes of the bird watchers and lovers. Birding in Sariska is always a pleasant experience as the chances of spotting these beautiful little creatures is quite frequent.
Sariska is very different from the other wildlife sanctuaries in the country.
It gives its esteemed visitors a reason to love the locations.
It just doesnt house the vast stretch of and with the living species ,but also has a historic ambience attached to it. It represents all cultures and traditions of the country. Among the historic landmarks located within the Sariska national park, includes the Kankwari. For, where, Emperor Aurangzeb once imprisoned his brother, Dara Shikoh.
Within the area of the Sariska tiger sanctuary, Neelkanth temples that date
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.
Best Time to Visit Sariska Tiger Reserve is throughout the year; still the best period is during the months of October to June.
Best Time to Visit: November to May
Nestling in the foothills of the Himalayas, the Corbett National Park extends over an area of 520.82sq.km. Varied topography and vegetation gives Corbett a rich diversity in habitats and natural beauty. Flat valleys are interspersed with hilly ridges and the Park's rolling grasslands known as the Chaurs provide visitors with an excellent view of its inhabitants.
The magnificent Ramganga River flows through the entire length of the Park and little forest streams tumble through the ravines. While dense stands of sal cloak the higher ridges, mixed deciduous forests are found throughout the Park and over 110 varieties of trees, 51 species of shrubs and over 33 kinds of bamboos and grasses are seen here.
Corbett has the highest density of tiger in the Country - approximately one every 5 sq.km. and it was here that the prestigious "Project Tiger" was launched in 1973. Four of deer - hog deer, samber, chital and barking deer and other prey like the wild boar, support the predator.
Besides the tiger, Corbett is a haven for 50 mammals, 580 kinds of birds and 25 reptile species. The Park has elephants, the Himalayan black bear in the higher elevations, sloth bear, varieties of lesser cats, dhole -the wild dog and an entire spectrum of colourful birds including water birds, pheasants, jungle fowl and the Indian hornbill.
Basking along the banks of the Ramganga are the slender snouted gharial and the mugger or marsh crocodile. The river is rich in the magnificent mahaseer - a fine sporting fish prized by anglers, though angling is not permitted inside the National Park. Excellent facilities for staying and viewing wildlife make Corbett one of the finest reserves in India.
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