Sariska National Park Rajasthan
Sariska National Park
Rajasthan, in spite of its dry weather has wide variety of flora and fauna making it a beautiful place. Other than numerous tourist spots, wildlife sanctuaries are leading attractions of the state. Situated in Alwar district, Sariska National Park in the lap of Aravali hills is expanded over 800 sq km area and is the most visited park of Rajasthan. It is a home to various species like tigers, Sambhar deer, boars, crocodiles, stripped hyena and other bird species. It is a visual treat for tourists to watch Bengal Tiger roaming with pride or relaxing in grassland of the park.
Sariska was initially used as a hunting place for royal people in the early centuries. It was declared as a wildlife sanctuary by the Government of India in 1955. Later in 1978, Sariska was announced as Project Tiger Reserve and National Park simultaneously. Ruins of temples and houses found in the park are considered as the signs of occupants living in the area long ago.
Sariska National Park has water bodies like Jai Samand Lake and Siliserh Lake that plays vital role in the enrichment of the park. The park is full of historical spots like Nilkanth and Hanuman Temple and Kanakwadi Fort to give it a spiritual and cultural importance. Pandupole is also a major attraction for visitors as it is legend that the Pandavs spent their exile period here. One can enjoy the beautiful waterfalls visible in Monsoon season. Best time to visit here is between October and June.
Sariska National Park is a famous destination for its safaris and bird watching. One can explore the mysterious wildlife and natural beauty here to have an awesome experience.