Situated between the Aravali hills, the Sariska Tiger Reserve is known for its presence and preservation of tiger species. Covering with deciduous dry forests, Sariska brings amazing topography in the largest area of Rajasthan. Reserve blanket Overall, the area of 800 sq. Km covers the original area of about 500 square kilometers. A landscape is really amazing with the similar topography of Ranthambore, which supports dry forests, rocks, and grasses of scratches.
Created in 1978; Sariska was given the height of Tiger Reserve, which made it a part of India’s Tiger project plan. A year later, in 1979, the Reserve was considered as the National Park, which was attracted mostly for tourism. The variable and irregular environment makes the entire environment an important part of ecological adoption and is suitable for a wide range of wildlife.
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Historical Story of Sariska
Sariska in Alwar district sees the heritage of the kings of Alwar because the ruins of the Mandap and the temple of the era within the Sariska region bring glory and prosperity of Rajputana period. The 17th-century old Kankwadi Fort, there is a long and turbulent history in the center of the reserve. This fort was being built by Jai Singh II. The fort is known for the imprisonment of Dara Shikoh for her heir to the throne by her brother Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb.
The presence of major temples actually brings great traffic to wildlife, to create some problems, but still, they are really important. Sariska’s center is also famous for Pandupol, another famous Hanuman temple is one of the reasons behind the retreat of Pandavas and the reason of the favorite pilgrimage site. The important thing is that the Neelkanth Temple built by the Barjajar and Bhartihari temple is also in the crowd with many pilgrims. Nilkanth or Rajar was the capital of Gath Berghujar and the ruler of Bharathihari temple was Raja Bhartihari, ruler of Ujjain.
Apart from this, Sariska Tal Briksh is also famous for many royal buildings, including hot water spring and Sariska Palace, which were used as the royal hunting lodge of Maharaja Jai Singh.
Wildlife in Sariska National Park-
Today, Park is home to many non-vegetarians, including leopards, wild dogs, jungle cat, civitas hina, jackal, and tiger. Their common prey species are Sambar, Chital, Nilgai, Chauhanging, Wild Boar, and Langur. Sariska is also known for its large population of monkeys, which are searched around Talarik.
The most important thing is that Sariska also represents the largest amount of Avian World, including Peephole, Gray Partridge, Bush Quail, Sand Grouse, Tree Pie, Golden Supported Woodpecker, Cristated Serpent Eagle and The Great Indian Horn Owl.
Flora in Sariska-
Although the area of Alwar is being recognized as a dry deciduous area, with the onset of monsoon, the entire environment becomes so effective to attract visitors to appreciate the natural environment. In fact, the type of forest is tropical, dry, deciduous, and tropical fork and it is considered the only forest patch in the entire world of Western Aravly Hills. There is no doubt that greenery can be traced in this region due to localization in India’s desert land-Rajasthan. However, Sariska plays a major role for the only famous region of the Aravali mountain. The topography of this sanctuary includes small hills and narrow valleys with dense bushes between rocky terrains.
In such a scenario, the shortest rainfall (average 650 mm / year) of the witness usually leads to the development of dense flora, which includes screwy trees and shrubs. All in Sariska reserve are basically a group of dry dense wild forests.
Palaces of Attractions nearby Sariska
Kanakvari Fort – One of the best pictures of the forest for in India, Kanakvari Fort is situated in Sariska Reserve area, within a distance of 18 kilometers from the entrance gate. It is clearly difficult to spot the spot because it is deep inside the forest with tigers. This was the place where Prince Dara Shikoh, the successor of the Mughal throne, was imprisoned by his brother Aurangzeb. The sharp increase of the stairs can be brought to the walls of the fortress leading to the fort, which still reflects Rajput conversation.
The Sariska Palace– Inside the reserved area, Sariska Palace was once a hunting lodge for Maharaja Jai Singh of Jaipur. This is the most visited place for the number of tourists, even though they are not living in tiger tourism in Sariska. The palace has been decorated with interesting pictures of the extinct lawn, antique furniture and the Royal hunting of the year 1920, and has now been converted into a museum.
Naldeshwar Temple– Naldevar Temple is situated at some distance from the reserved area in the Alwar-Jaipur highway, which is joining Sariska from Alwar. Once reaching the highway, this temple can be easily reached from the foot. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is surrounded by dense greenery to bring an ancient environment for very important moments. This 18th-century old temple shows some different surroundings around the uninhabited land of Rajasthan.
Neelkantha Mahadev Temple– The temple of Nilkanth dedicated to Lord Shiva is surrounded by the Aravalli mountain and is very close to Sariska Reserve. This ancient temple resembles a rocky museum which is stacked with excavated sculptures, carvings and scriptures in Khajuraho and also has some historical significance
Bhartrihari Nath temple – Located 30 km from Sariska Reserve, this temple is dedicated to attracting many Hindu devotees to an ancient Bhartrihari Nath. This temple is above the samadhi of the Yogi Bharti Nath and is known for its excellent Rajasthani architectural style.