Sariska Park

The Alwar- Sariska Park is a National Park in Rajasthan and it is located at a distance of 35 kilometers from the city of Alwar. The entire Sariska Park covers a total area of about 800 square kilometers and is the habitat of a number of resident and migratory birds and animals.

One of the most coveted National Parks in Rajasthan , the Sariska Park has been in existence since the ancient days when it was used as a hunting ground by the Kings of Alwar. The Sariska Park was one of the most prized possessions of the kings of Alwar, and they went on to establish a separate administrative unit for the park.

In the year 1958, - Sariska Park was declared as a wildlife sanctuary and in the year 1982 it was bestowed with the honor of being a National Park. The general topography of the Sariska Park includes small hills and narrow Valleys.

There are countless varieties of flora and fauna that are found in the Sariska Park. Vegetation in the Sariska Park includes, Dhok, Khair, Tendu, Ber, Surwal and many other varieties. Among animals, Tiger is the undoubted king of the park and the other attractions in the Sariska Park includes Four-Horned Antelope, Wild Boar, Nilgai, Rhesus Macaque and Langur.

There are a number of things that the tourists can do at the Sariska Park. Safari tours are the most common activity in the park. These wild life tours allow the tourists to observe the wild from a real close proximity. Besides the beauty of the wild, there are two old temples within the Sariska Park, the Neelkantha Temple and the Pandupol Temple. One of the most attractive parts of the Park is the Kankwari Fort which is also located within the park.

Last Updated on 19 December 2011