Back to ancient times the history reveals that after Shah Jahan, Aurangzeb imprisoned his brother Dara Shikoh here, who was a legitimate successor to the Mughal thrown. The Maharajas of Alwar built this territory a royal shooting reserve and leisure recourse for their exclusive use. Amidst the wild are marvelous ruins of barbaric age, a 17th century fort and 11th century temples that leaves the visitant wonder-stuck.
Main Wildlife Temptation
Best known for its great Tiger Reserves, Sariska is the home to other carnivores, Chitel for Leopard, Hyena, Jackal, Wild Boar, Sambar, Nilgai, Barasinga (antelope), Jungle Cat, Wild Dog, Langur. Besides these mammals, there is a treasure of avian world with exotic and diverse water birds, it includes Crested Serpent Eagle, Great Indian Horned Owl, Peafowl, Grey partridge, Golden back Wood Pecker and lot more.
» Siliserh Lake :
At the northeast is situated the colossal Siliserh Lake 13km. from Jaipur, proves to be a virtuous exertion for adventure lovers.
» The Ancient, Antique Shiva Temples :
Within Sariska tiger sanctuary, the remains of Neelkanth shiv temples of 6th -13th century AD, is an astounding perception for the visitors.
» The Grand Sariska Palace :
The palace constructed by the Maharajah of Alwar as a venery lodge in 1892 is now transformed into a hotel. Sariska Palace is situated in the premises of Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary and is 38km. from Alwar Railway Station.
» The Kankwari Fort :
An exquisite representation of Mughal architecture of 10th century, located inside the premises of Sariska national park, is Kankwari Fort, where once Dara Shikoh was captivated by his brother king Aurangzeb.
Other sights of tourist attractions are the remnants of the Kankwari Fort, the Budha Hanumab Temple near Pandupol, the Bharthari Temple near the park office, and the hot and cold springs of Taalvriksh with there medicinal value.
Best Time to Visit
The sanctuary can be visited through out the year but the best time is from November to March.
Easy accommodation is available at the Sariska Wild Life Sanctuary, The RTDC Lodge, Sariska Palace and many more, and is fully equipped with all kind of modern facilities.
Mode Of Transport
» By Air :
The nearest airport from Sariska is at Jaipur, at a distance of 115 km.
» By Rail :
Sariska is located at the Delhi Jaipur high way at Kankwari fort. Alwar- 36km. the nearest Rail Head, is well connected to all major cities of India.
» By Road :
By road Sariska is 200 km from Delhi and can easily be covered in 5 hrs.drive. Jaipur is 107 km from the city. By means of road Sariska is well connected to Alwar from where one can avail easy bus services.
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