Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary is located about 34 km in Rajasthan from Alwar town and it is one of the most popular tiger reserves of India. Sariska is an important halt for the traveler which lies within the Golden Tourist Triangle of Agra, Jaipur and Delhi. The Sanctuary is well nestled spread over an area of 800 sq km in the Aravali hills which support the scrub- thorn arid forests growth, making it haven for wild animals, dry deciduous forests and grasses. As it houses a significant tiger number, the sanctuary is covered under the famous Project Tiger of India. A National Park attained the status in 1979 and the Sariska was declared a sanctuary in 1955. Garh Rajor the ruins of medieval temples belonging to the 10th and 11th centuries are evident in the Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary.
Sariska comprises the landscape of hills and Araveli narrow valleys hill range. Sariska supports the topography scrub thorn arid forests, grasses, rock and dry deciduous forests. Here, a best of ecological adoption is the broad range of wildlife and tolerance, for the climate is variable as well as erratic. Supreme in the Sariska forests is the tiger reigns but other animals cohabit with the “Great Cat” and solitary Nilgai (Blue Bull), largest Asiatic deer (Sambhar) and Chital (spotted deer) and through the park hare may be seen on a safari. Wild Dog, Tiger, Leopard, Jungle Cat, Jackal and Hyena form the Sariska Park wild wealth. In the evening, you will see most wildlife and during the day tiger sightings are becoming more common.
Also in Rajasthan, Ranthambhore National Park and the park contains ruined temples as well as a palace which is built by the Alwar maharajas, the former owner of this area. Between October and June is the best time to visit here but the sanctuary can be visited year round except during July / August when the animals move to higher ground. In the early, centuries Sariska was initially used as a hunting place for royal people. In 1955, it was declared as a wildlife sanctuary by Indian Government. Then, announced as National Park and Project Tiger Reserve simultaneously in 1978.
The Ancient Shiva Temples: The Sariska Tiger Sanctuary within the area, Neelkanth Temples afford a wonderful sight to the visitors that date back to the 6th -13th century AD now in ruins.
The Kankwari Fort: Within the Sariska National Park, among the historic landmark is located includes the Kankwari Fort, where, once the emperor Aurangzeb imprisoned Dara Shikoh of his brother.
The palace: It was known as the royal reserves of the Alwar rulers. This palace has now been converted into a hotel which is built by the Alwar Maharajas.
By Road: Near Jaipur and Delhi, this Sanctuary is situated on the Delhi- Jaipur highway and is also well connected with Alwar.
By Train: Alwar is the nearest railway station at a 37 km distance.
By Air: Jaipur is the nearest Airport from Sariska National Park.