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Sariska National Park

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Trip back in time and rediscover the multi-hued facets of India. You will simply fall in love with what awaits you !

Trip back in time and rediscover the multi-hued facets of India. You will simply fall in love with what awaits you !
NeelgaiRajasthan is an accumulation of varied themes and experiences. Wildlife is just one aspect but is as much significant as others. Out of a number of protected forest areas, the Sariska Tiger Reserve is undoubtedly one of the bets and most frequented. The park is nestled in the ancient Aravali Hills and covers an area of 800 sq km. From a sanctuary in 1955 to a national park in 1979, Sariska has been a regular haunt for spotting some of the most exotic and endangered wildlife species. The forests of the park comprise of dry deciduous forests, rocky landscape and grasslands.

A major portion of the park area is covered with dhok trees that serve as a fine refuge for a number of animal species. The park harbours the largest population of peafowl in the country. Apart from sheltering a huge number of mammals and birds, the park also houses the ruins of temples that date back between the 10th and 11th centuries. An ancient fort is also located inside the confines of the park.

Go There For
The Sariska National Park is a haven for numerous carnivores and herbivores. You can spot animals like tiger, leopard, hyena, jackal, wild dog, sambar, chital, nilgai, chausingha, wild boar, langur etc. You can also spot a big number of Rhesus monkeys inside the park. The varied landscape of the Sariska Tiger Reserve has been a befitting shelter to the animals inmates.

The national park is also famous for its avian species. Among bird species, the population of peafowl is truly a delight to watch. Other bird species include Sand grouse, Bush quail, Grey partridge, Tree pie, Serpent eagle, Great Indian horned owl etc.

Safaris & Other Attractions
Kankwari Fort - SariskaA jeep safari is a fine option to explore the deeper confines of the park. Acquire the entry permit and start on you adventure safari into the park. Jeeps can be hired at the Forest Reception Office that lies on the Jaipur Road. Specialized guides with local knowledge are available to assist you all the way long. You can enjoy the safari in the early morning and evening. During these hours, you can spot most of the mammal species near the lakes.

While you are on the hunt, you can also pay a visit to the Kankwari Fort that stands within the park. It's interesting to note that Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb had imprisoned his brother Dara Shikoh here. Another big draw for tourists and sightseers are the ruins of the Hindu and Jain temples. The ancient Shiva Temples or the Neelkanth Temples date back between the 6th and 13th centries.

The Sariska Palace is another attraction here. Built by the maharajahs of Alwar, the palace is a brilliant piece of history. It provides a window to the luxurious lifestyles and the traditional beauty of the region. The palace has now been turned into a heritage hotel, inviting a good number of vacationers from across the country and the world.

Reaching The Park
Jaipur (Capital of Rajasthan) lies at a distance of 107 km and is the closest airport from the park. The airport has regular flights to the key destinations of the country and the UAE. Alwar, 37 km from the park, is the closest railhead. The Sariska National Park is located on the Delhi-Jaipur Highway and so provides good road links. There are regular bus services from Sariska to Alwar. Taxis can also be hired to reach Alwar.

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