Sariska: Introduction of Sariska, History of Sariska, Tourist Attraction in Sariska

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Introduction of Sariska

Sariska is located in the eastern part of Rajasthan in the backdrop of Aravali hills. It was once the hunting reserve of the Maharajas of Alwar. The beautiful Siliserh Lake runs along the edge of the reserve, with a hunting lodge overlooking the sanctuary. Sariska is famous for the Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary. Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary was declared as a sanctuary in 1955 and later it was declared as a National Park in the year 1979. Sariska experience tropical climate, so here the summer are extreme hot and same is the condition in winter season too. But even then people prefer to travel to Sariska in summers because due to the heat, the wild animals are found hovering around the water spots and it's a sheer delight to watch them.

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Tourist Attraction in Sariska

The main tourist attraction in Sariska is the Sariska National Park. Sariska was declared as sanctuary in 1955 and later it became a Tiger Reserve under Project Tiger in 1979. The main fauna in the Sariska National Park are the Tiger, Leopard, Panther, Hyena, Jungle Cat, Civet, Sambhar, Chinkara, Nilgai, Porcupine and Four-Horned Antelope. Apart from the national park, Sariska has several historical sites as well. Located inside the park are ruins of medieval temples of the Hindu God Shiva. The ruins of the temple Garh-Rajor, built in the 10th century, are scattered all over the jungle. A 17th century castle on a sharp hilltop at Kanakwari provides an excellent view of Sariska. It is in this fort that Mughal emperor Aurangzeb once imprisoned his very own brother, Dara Shikoh. There is also a palace built by the erstwhile Maharajas of Alwar that has now been turned into a hotel.

How to reach Sariska
By Air
Jaipur is the nearest airport which is about 110 km.

By Rail
Alwar is nearest railway station connected with all major cities inside and outside Rajasthan.

By Road
A network of bus services joins Sariska with many nearby places. Alwar, Jaipur and New Delhi are the main nearby destinations.

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