Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the Aravalli hills. It was earlier used as the hunting preserve of the Maharaja of Alwar. The forests of the Sariska are dry deciduous with a collection of Dhak, Acacia, and Salar. The Sariska forest holds a number of tigers. The temperature of this place rises to a maximum of 39║ C in the summers while in winters the records to 29║ C. Thus the place is ideally fit to support habitat to varieties of flora and fauna.
Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary- Tourists Information
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The Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary was declared as a wildlife sanctuary in 1955. Within the arena of the sanctuary you can find ruins of medieval temples that date to 11th century. This ravishing wildlife sanctuary extends to an area of 800 sq. km. This sanctuary is secured habitat to a large family of tigers. Also the tourist can view a good collection of Nilgai, Sambar and Chital. The eco-system of Sariska also fits well for the bird species too. You can come across a large population of Indian peafowl.
Major Wildlife in Sariska
The Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary is a home to tigers and many other carnivorous species including the ferocious leopard, wild dog, jungle cat, to name only a few. While your visit to Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary, you may also come across sambar, wild boar, chitel, chausingha, langur and a large population of Rhesus Monkeys. The other attraction of the sanctuary include Kankwari fort and the ancient Shiva temple which are within the Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary.
The best time to visit the Sariska wildlife sanctuary is between the months of October to June. The tourist can ensure a comfortable accommodation in Sariska Palace and Tiger Den banglow in Sariska.
How to reach there
The nearest airport to Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary is at Jaipur, which is 107 kms.
The nearest railway station to the Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary is at Alwar (37 kms).
Sariska wildlife sanctuary is located in the mid way of the Delhi-Alwar-Jaipur Road. The excellent roadways ensure nice connectivity of the place to rest parts of Rajasthan.