Sariska Tiger Reserve
Best Time to Visit: October to June
Steep cliffs and narrow valleys of the Aravallis Sariska Indian Tigerdominate 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 doesn’t 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.
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