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General information
 Total Area
 765.80 sq. kms
 Best time to visit
 All the year except July,   August & September
 Nearest Town
 Alwar (21 km)
 How to get there
 Rail-Alwar (21 km)
 Air-Jaipur(108 km)
 Species found
 Tiger, panther, hyena, junglecat,civet,sambar,nilgai,  chowsingha,partridge,
 green pigeon, red spurfowl.
  More information
 Field Director, Sariska Tiger Reserve,Alwar, Rajasthan.
The wide spectrum and rich population of the wildlife in the open dry deciduous forests of Sariska in a marvel of ecological adaptation and tolerance. Situated in the northern part of the Araveli Hills, nearly 200 kms. from Delhi on the Delhi-Alwar - Jaipur road with an area of 800 kms., Sariska was declared a sanctuary in 1995 and it became a Tiger Reserve in 1979.

Acrobatic Display
The area spans some 800 km of dry deciduous forest and has been known for its tiger and leopard activity. Large herds of Sambhar and Chital are also found here.Just at the edge of this reserve is the Siliserh lake and crocodiles can be seen swimming and basking on the banks. The park has a series of hides and watchtowers and these can be occupied before sunset so as to observe the large varieties of animals that come to the water. Occasionally a tiger or leopard can also be seen.
Wildlife observation at the water holes is fascinating during the hot days of April, May, June. Water requirements increase and wildlife activities get restricted to the water holes specially around Kalighati and Slopka. Slopka is best for observing the Sambar, Kundli for chitals and Tarunda & Kalighati for nilgai. Four - horned antelopes or chausingha can be seen in the Pandupole Nallah. Chausingha is exclusively Indian and is the only buck on earth with four horns. Sariska is also famous for its population of common langur and the rhesus monkeys.

Licenced to Kill

United Family
Talvriksh is where the main population of rhesus exists and one can see hundreds of these monkeys at a time. Langurs can be seen in large numbers at Pandupole, Slopka and Kalighati as well. The Kankwadi fort is situated on a small hillock, nearly 22 kms from Sariska headquarters. Further away is the famous Neel Kantha Mahadev temple. There are remains of 300 odd Hindu and Jain temples constructed between the 8th and the 12th centuries A.D. These temples have religious mythological as well as historical significance. Pandupole is known for the famous Hanuman temple and thousands of pilgrims throng to this sacred shrine from July to September every year.