Sariska National Park
Sariska Tiger Reserve is well nestled in the Aravali Hills situated on the Delhi-Jaipur highway near Jaipur and Delhi. The Sariska was announced a sanctuary in 1955 and achieved with a title of National Park in 1979. It covers 800 sq km area which is separated into the grasslands, dry dead forests and rocky landscape. Approximately, 90 percentage areas of this national park are surrounded with dhok trees employing several wildlife species.
It is a vast-expanded home to variety of wild animals like the leopard, sambhar, chital, nilgai, four-horned antelope, wild boar, rhesus macaque, langur, hyena and jungle cats. Besides it, it id home to other bird species like Peafowl, Grey Partridge, Bush Quail, Sand Grouse, Tree Pie, Golden Backed Wood Pecker, Crested Serpent Eagle and the Great Indian Horned Owl. Tourist can also witness Indian’s largest population of peafowl, harbours quail, golden- backed woodpeckers and crested serpent eagles etc. There is an attractive Siliserh Lake in this wildlife reserve which houses maximum population of crocodiles.
The Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary boasts of many medieval temples of Garh-Rajor of 10th and 11th centuries. The Kankwari Fort is the major historic tomb where Emperor Aurangzeb once imprisoned his brother, Dara Shikoh. Other tourist attraction of this place is the Sariska Palace built by The Maharajas of Alwar which lies amidst the Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary. The Palace has now been turned into a hotel.