Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary
Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary - A Tiger Reserve
One of the most visited sanctuaries in India
Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary is located among the Aravalli hill ranges in the Alwar district of Rajasthan, India. Sariska was declared as a sanctuary in the year 1958 and was given the status of a tiger reserve in the year 1979.
It covers a total area of 866 sq. km. and is located at an altitude of 400 – 1200 m above the sea level. Due to its close proximity to the cities like Delhi and Jaipur, Sariska is one of the most visited sanctuaries in India.
Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary is home to a number of mammals including tigers, leopard, wild dog, elephants, jackal, sambar, chital, jungle cats, hyena, nilgai, wild boar, rhesus monkey, langur and four-horned antilope. Apart from this, the sanctuary is home to India’s largest population of peafowl, harbors quail, sand grouse, golden- backed woodpeckers and crested serpent eagles. The Siliserh Lake, on the edge of the park, has a large number of crocodiles. One can hire a Jeep Safari for the perfect wildlife tour.
Places of Attraction
Below are the places of attraction:
The Ancient Shiva Temple
The Kankwari Fort
The Sariska Palace
Best Time to visit Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary
Though the Sanctuary remains open throughout the year, the best season to visit Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary is from November to January.
Timings from October to February - 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Timings from March to September - 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM
How to reach Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary
The nearest airport is at Jaipur which is 107 kms away from Sariska, and the nearest railway station is Alwar which is 37 kms away from Sariska.
To see other famous wildlife sanctuaries and national parks, check out: Famous National Parks in India.