Sariska National Park
Nestled in the Aravali Hills in Alwar District of Rajasthan, Sariska Tiger Reserve covers an 800 sq km area. The Sariska was declared a sanctuary in 1955 and attained the status of a National Park in 1979.
The land is divided into grasslands, dry deciduous forests, sheer cliffs, and rocky landscapes. Sariska Wildlife Sanctuaries is the perfect place to enjoy camel safaris, go out shopping in the surrounding places, visit mediaeval palaces, or wildlife watching.
Approximately 90% of the area in the sanctuary is enveloped with dhok trees, making room for several wildlife species. Other trees include the ‘salar’, ‘kadaya’, ‘dhak’, ‘Bargad’ , ‘arjun’ , ‘gugal’. Numerous Shrubs are also found here, such as ‘kair’ , ‘adusta’, and ‘jhar ber’.
A variety of wild animals, apart from Tigers, like the leopard, sambhar, chital, nilgai, four-horned antelope, wild boar, rhesus hyena, and jungle cats are found in the Sariska Tiger Reserve. The Sariska is also abode to India’s largest population of peafowl and harbours quail, sand grouse, golden-backed woodpeckers, and crested serpent eagles.
The mediaeval temples of Garh-Rajor, dating back to the 10th and 11th centuries were situated where Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary stands today.
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How To Reach
The distance between Alwar district and Sariska Tiger Reserve is approximately 41 km. The following means of transport can be taken to reach the tiger reserve from Alwar-