This sanctuary is situated in the district of Alwar in Rajasthan and lies about 110 km from Jaipur.
The Sariska National, situated amidst the Aravali Hills and lying in the district of Alwar, was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1958 and was included in the “Project Tiger” as a tiger reserve in 1979. The park encompasses a sprawling area of 800 square kilometers and is the abode of a range of diverse flora, fauna and avifauna.
How to Reach Sariska:
The wild life enthusiast can reach Sariska National Park by air, rail or road.
Air : Jaipur is the nearest airport from Sariska at a distance 107-kms. Delhi 163 km is the nearest airport, which is well connected to all the major cities, which includes Mumbai, Jaipur and Jodhpur.
Train : The nearest railway station is Alwar, which is 37 kms from Sariska.
Road : Sariska wildlife sanctuary is situated off the Delhi-Alwar-Jaipur Road.Alwar is 36 kms, Delhi is 200 kms, Jaipur is 101 kms from Sariska.Rajasthan Roadways run very comfortable deluxe buses from Jaipur. Regular services link Alwar with key destinations in and not far off Rajasthan and Delhi. The roads are very good, and it takes around 3-4 hrs from Jaipur.Tourist can also hire taxis to travel by road to Sariska.
Sariska is accessible from the connecting towns and the closest main town is Alwar. The nearest Railway Station – Alwar Railway Station. The nearest Airport- Jaipur Airport
Almost 90% of the entire area in the sanctuary is covered with dhok trees. Besides this the dry deciduous type vegetation consists of Khair, Ber, Tendu, Surwal and Goria. The park becomes very dry during the hot summer and becomes green during and after the monsoon.
The wide variety of wildlife species include Sambhar, Chital, Chausingha, Nilgai, Wild Boar, Rhesus Macaque, Four-Horned Antelope and Langurs. There are also a family of carnivore animals consisting of Wild Dog, Leopard, Jungle Cat, Jackal, Hyena and Tiger.
One can see a large number of peacocks wandering about the place with their beautiful tail feathers spread out during the cloudy days. Other species of avifauna include Red Jungle Fowl, Peafowl, Spur Fowls, Golden Backed Woodpeckers, White Breasted Kingfishers, Quails, Partridges, Great Indian Horned Owls, Crested Serpent Eagles, Sangrouse, Tree Pies, Drongos, Sunbirds Parakeets and Vultures.
The Kankwari Fort – The 17the century fortress was used by Aurangzeb, the Mughal emperor for imprisoning his brother- Dara. At present this fort provides a picturesque view of the nearby landscapes.
The Ancient Shiva Temples – these are the ancient ruins of Hindu shrines
The Palace – This old mansion was built by the princes of Alwar.