Declared a sanctuary in 1955 and later a National park in 1979, Sariska Wildlife sanctuary is marked with dry deciduous forests.The landscape is dominated with sharp cliffs of hills and narrow valleys of the Aravallis. The ruins of medieval temples of Garh-Rajor, belonging to the 10th and 11th centuries are evident in the Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary
A 17th century castle on a sharp hilltop at Kankwari, provides a panoramic view of flying Egyptian vultures and eagles.
Leopard, Wild Dog, Jungle Cat, Hyena, Jackal, and Tiger. form the wild wealth of the Sariska park These feed on an abundance of prey species such as Sambar, Chitel, Nilgai, Chausingha, Wild Boar and Langur. Sariska is also well known for its large population of Rhesus Monkeys, which are found in large numbers around Talvriksh.
The avian world is also well represented with a rich and varied birdlife. These include Peafowl, Grey Partridge, Bush Quail, Sand Grouse, Tree Pie, Golden backed Wood Pecker, Crested Serpent Eagle and the Great Indian Horned Owl.
The Kankwari Fort : Kankwari Fort, where, Emperor Aurangzeb once imprisoned his brother, Dara Shikoh is located within the periphery of the Sariska national park.
The Ancient Shiva Temples : Within the area of the Sariska tiger sanctuary, Neelkanth temples, that dates back to the 6th-13th century AD, now in ruins, afford a wonderful sight to the visitors.
The Palace : Once known as the royal reserve of the rulers of Alwar, this palace built by the Maharajas of Alwar, has now been converted into a hotel.
Ideal Time to Visit Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary
Though open throughout the year for visitors as it offers yearround spectacle Sariska is at its best during the months of October to June.