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Sariska National Park
TigerWell nestled in Aravali Hills and spread into 800 sq km area, Sariska Tiger Reserve is divided into dry deciduous forests, the grasslands, rocky landscape and sheer cliffs. Enjoy camel safaris, go out for shopping around this park, visit monuments or wildlife watching here. Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary is the best place for you. Almost 90% of the area in the sanctuary is covered with dhok trees what accommodate myriad wildlife species. Sariska Tiger Reserve homes a number of wild animals besides the tiger,. These include the leopard, sambhar, wild boar, rhesus macaque, chital, nilgai, four-horned antelope, langur, hyena and jungle cats. Sariska National Park homes India's largest population of peafowl, and crested serpent eagles, harbours quail, sand grouse and golden-backed woodpeckers among other species. A large number of crocodiles can be spotted in Siliserh Lake on the edge of the park. This national park houses the remnants of medieval temples of Garh-Rajor what date back to 10th and 11th centuries. A 17th century castle perched on a hilltop at Kankwari offers a panoramic view of flying eagles and vultures. Declared a sanctuary in 1955, Sariska attained the status of a National Park in 1979.
Wildlife in Sariska National Park
TigerSariska Tiger Reserve homes a number of carnivores including wild dog, jungle cat, Leopard, hyena, jackal and tiger. The herbivores in Sariska include nilgai, sambhar, chitel, chausingha, langur and wild boar, and a large population of rhesus monkeys. Number of bird species can also be spotted in Sariska Tiger Reserve, including peafowl, great Indian horned owl, grey partridge, bush quail, golden backed wood pecker, sand grouse, tree pie and crested serpent eagle.

Avi Fauna in Sariska National Park
Sariska National Park provides natural nesting grounds to various species of birds. It also plays host to a number of migratory birds every year. Some of the commonly sighted birds at the Sariska National Park include barn owl, common hoopoe, oriental white-eye, lesser whitethroat, small buttonquail, black ibis, eurasian spoonbill, jungle babbler, tawny-bellied babbler, inornate warbler, common tailorbird, greenish warbler, common redshank, wood sandpiper, asian pied starling, common myna, brahminy starling, chestnut-tailed starling, mottled wood owl, temminck's stint, spotted owlet, collared scops owl and common coot.

Other Attractions in Sariska National Park
The Kankwari Fort : This priceless monument within Sariska National Park is the olace where Emperor Aurangzeb once imprisoned his brother, Dara Shikoh.

The Ancient Shiva Temples : Neelkanth Temples are set within Sariska Tiger Sanctuary. Dating back to 6th -13th century AD, these temples are in dilapidated condition, but even then worth visiting.

Caracal Sariska Wild LifeSariska Palace : It was built by the Maharajas of Alwar. Standing tall amidst the Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary, it now has been converted into a hotel.

Jeep Safari : It is the best way to explore Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary, which can be arranged at Forest Reception Office on Jaipur Road. Even a `hide' overlooking one of the water holes can be booked which also provides an excellent opportunity for wildlife viewing and wildlife photography within Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary.

How To Reach Sariska National Park
By Air : You can reach the pink city of Jaipur, which is the nearest airport from Sariska National Park.

By Rail : Alwar (37 km) is easily accessible from any major railway station. You can drive to the national park there onwards.

By Road : This wildlife sanctuary is placed on Delhi-Jaipur highway near Jaipur and Delhi. Alwar is also well connected with Sariska.

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