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About Sariska Tourism

Sariska located in Alwar district, was the private hunting ground of the princely state of Alwar. Sariska was designated a Tiger Reserve under Project Tiger in 1979. Deep valleys and the thick forest cover here serve as home to numerous species of birds and animals. The tiger population at Sariska is not much to boast of but forest guides can lead visitors to spot this elusive big cat. Spread over an area of 800 sq km. Sariska is thickly wooded reserve cradled in the picturesque valley of the Aravallis. The forest is typical dry deciduous, dramatically changing with the change in season. The rich wildlife of Sariska consists of leopard, wild dog, jungle cat, hyena, jackal, tiger, sambhar, chital, nilgai, chausingha, wild boar, langur, rhesus monkeys, etc. The park is also habitat to numerous varieties of birds like the peafowl, grey partridge, bush quail, sand grouse, tree pie, golden backed woodpecker, crested serpent eagle, the great Indian horned owl, etc. Other fascinating tourist's spots in Sariska which are worth visiting are Hanuman Temple, Pandupol and Kankawadi Fort


Sightseeing Places in Sariska, Rajasthan


Hanuman Temple
Hanuman Temple at Sariska holds a cultural and religious significance. Located near the watchtower within the Sariska Wildlife Park, this shrine is visited by almost every traveler to the park. Covered with dense green foliage, this huge statue of Lord Hanuman creates a mysterious ambience. It is believed to be here since the days of Mahabharata, many tourists enjoy seeing various monkeys in that vicinity which are mostly harmless.

Pandupol
Pandupol, the legend states it holds historical importance as the Pandava brothers had used this place to hide in the 13th century during their exile. It is a natural arch that has been engraved in the limestone because of the action of water several hundred feet above the ground. During the rainy season a beautiful waterfall is created here at Pandupol which attracts many tourists and locals.

Kankawadi Fort
Kankawadi Fort a historical landmark in Sariska which is also the only place that shows the Mughal connection of the place. Situated atop a hill, many tourists visit the fort as it offers picturesque view of the birds and the avian family of the Sariska National Park. History says that the fort was built by Emperor Aurangzeb and was used to imprison Dara Shikoh his brother inside the fort. Overlooking the Kankawadi Plateau and a number of Gujjar villages around it is worth a visit site in Sariska.


How to reach Sariska


By Air
From Sariska the nearest airport is Jaipur, which is about 107kms from here. It has flight operating from all major cities of India such as Delhi, Mumbai, Jodhpur, etc. Also the second closest airport to Sarika is Delhi which has an International airport and is 163kms away.

By Rail
Located at the distance of 37kms, Alwar is the closest railway station to Sariska.

By Bus
Situated on the Delhi-Alwar-Jaipur road, Sariska can be reached be reached by a well maintained network of roads from Delhi 163kms, Jaipur 107kms and Alwar 37kms. Daily buses both private and government run from these places to Sariska.



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