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Sariska National Park - Alwar, Rajasthan
The picturesque Siliserh Lake lies along the edge of the Sariska Tiger Reserve
and a charming hunting lodge overlooking it, is a marvelous place for visitors
The dry Deciduous forests of the ancient Aravalli range, are excellent
tiger country and Sariska, was once the royal reserve of the rulers of
Alwa''. Declared a sanctuary in 1955, it became a Tiger Reserve in 1979
under Project Tiger Herds of sambar, chital, nilgai and sounders of wild
boar - the prey population for predators like the tiger and leopard, roam
the 765.80 sq km Reserve. Other carnivores include the hyena, jungle cat,
and caracal. Interestingly enough, the dhole or wild dog has been sighted
in the Park only in the last few years.
The Park has hides carefully located near the water holes. These afford
fine opportunities for viewing and photographing wildlife. Splendid ruins
scattered in the vicinity of Sariska give it an added interest.
The Neelkanth temples (6th-13th century AD) are just 32 km. from the
Park and the historic Kankwari Fort inside the Reserves is where the Emperor
Aurangzeb one imprisoned his brother Dara Shikoh. Splendid palace complex
built in with a 'French' pavilion and swimming pool, is now a hotel.
General Information :
Best Time to Visit :
October to June.
Nearest Town :
Alwar (21 km)
How to Get Here :
Air: Jaipur (108 km)
Rail: Alwar (21 km)