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Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary

Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the Alwar District of Rajasthan. It is also known as Sariska National Park or Sariska Tiger Reserve and is dedicated to tigers. Covering an area of 765 sq km, it declared as a sanctuary in 1955 and it became a tiger reserve under Project Tiger in 1979. Jaipur is 105 km from the sanctuary.

Surrounded by barren mountains, Sariska wildlife sanctuary is an important part of the Aravalli range with dry deciduous forests. Apart from the different species of tiger, the park includes Hyena, Jungle Cat, Civet, Sambhar, Chinkara, Nilgai, Indian Gazelle and four-horned antelope. 'Chowsingha' a four-horned antelope found only in India can be spotted here. The birdlife comprises of the peafowl, gray partridge, quail, sandgrouse, tree pie, white-breasted kingfisher, golden-backed woodpecker, crested serpent, eagle, and the great Indian horned owl.

The Kankwari Fort, ancient Shiva temples and a palace are housed in the Sanctuary.

The nearest airport is at Jaipur and the nearest railway station is at Alwar (37 km). Sariska wildlife sanctuary is situated off the New Delhi-Alwar-Jaipur road.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Alwar
Location: Alwar    


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