The Sariska National Park

General Facts:

Location: North east Rajasthan, 107 km from Jaipur.
Temperature: Summers (46oc max and 28oc min), Winters (23oc max and 04oc min)
Languages: Hindi, Rajasthani and English
Best Time to Visit: October to March
Major Attractions: Tiger,Leopard,Sambar& many other sps. of wild life, Kankwadi Fort, 11th centuary old Neel Kanth temple, Pandupole, Virat Nagar, Silisedh Lake & Alwar museum
STD Code: 0144

History: Apart from tiger and other forms of wild life, the topography and rich floral diversity along with its forts and temples of great archeological significance has great attraction to various kinds of tourists.. Its close proximity to Jaipur and Delhi has also contributed significantly in making it one of the most visited national parks in the country. This reserve was basically developed as a hunting reserve by the then royal family of princely state of Alwar among the rich Aravali hill ranges. It was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1958 and came under the "Project Tiger Scheme" in 1978.

Topography: The reserve is spread over about 882square kilometers, 400 square kilometers of which form the core area and has been preliminarily notified as national park in 1982. Aravali is one of the oldest hill ranges of world and Sariska is the only tiger reserve in entire Aravalies. Sariska and Ranthambore form the western most limit of tigerís distribution in world. Sariska is purely aravalies with hills, valleys and gorges.


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