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Why Travel Sariksa?

ariska gains its popularity due to the Sariska Tiger Reserve. The rich flora and fauna and royal predator ‘tiger’ attract wildlife enthusiasts to visit Sariska. Being located at a distance of 201 km from Delhi, it is regarded as one of the best getaways. Apart from the tiger reserve, the town is also popular for temples, and lakes. Thus, to make the trip a memorable experience, there are resorts available in close vicinity, providing excellent accommodation. The getaway is a paradise for wildlife photographers and nature lovers. The architectural marvels also win the heart of visitors.

The center of Sariska is also being famed for Pandupol, one of the retreats of Pandavas and the famous Hanuman temple is the reason for the favorite pilgrimage site. Significantly, the Nilkanth temple built by the Barjgujars and the Bhartihari temple is also being crowded with many pilgrims frequently. The Neelkanth or Rajor Gath was the capital of Bargujars and Raja Bhartihari, the ruler of Ujjain mediated at the Bhartihari temple.
Apart from that Sariska is also renowned for Tal Briksh, the hot water spring and many royal buildings including the Sariska Palace, which was used as the royal hunting lodge of Maharaja jay Singh.


Connectivity :

By Rail : Alwar is the nearest railway station, located at a distance of 35 km from Sariska. One can easily find auto-rickshaws, taxis and cabs to commute in and around Sariska.

By Air : Jaipur is the nearest airport, located at a distance of 180 km, to reach Sariska. At the airport, there are taxis and cabs available to transverse in and around the town.

By Road : From Delhi, there is proper road connectivity available to reach Sariska. There are frequent bus services, cabs and taxis available to reach Sariska from Delhi, via Gurgaon, Sohna, and Alwar.


Few Places of Interest :

Hanuman Temple
Hanuman temple in Sariska is an integral part of Sariska temple tour. The Hanuman temple boasting a lot of spiritual significance attracts a lot of religious minded person. However, you can also visit the temple as a regular tourist. By visiting the temple you will be able to have a close look of various traditions and rituals of Hindu religion. Moreover, the serene beauty of the temple will also be a refreshing experience for the tourists. Features of the temple like the huge idol of Lord Hanuman are the main attraction for the tourists.

The location of the Hanuman temple also acts as an advantage for the tourists as it is positioned inside the famous Sariska National Park. Hence, tourists visiting either of the two take the opportunity to visit the other one too. Located only 11 kilometers from the National Park's main gate, it is easily reached by the tourists.

Kanakwari Fort
One of the best illustrations of a jungle fort in India, the Kanakwari Fort lies within the Sariska reserve area within the ranges of 18 kms from the entrance gate. The spot is obviously hard to find as it lies deep inside the tiger infested forest. This was the place where Prince Dara Shikoh, heir to the Mughal throne, was held captive by his brother Aurangzeb. A steep rise of stairs will lead to the fort to bring the faded ancient wall paintings that still reflect the Rajputana eloquences.

Sariska Palace
The Sariska Palace inside the reserve area was once the hunting lodge for Maharaja Jai Singh of Jaipur. This is the most visited place for the number of tourists, even if they are not dwelling for the tiger tours in Sariska. The palace is decked with sprawling lawns, antique furniture and interesting photographs of the Royal Shikar of the 1920s and is now converted into a museum.

Naldeshwar Temple
The Naldeshwar Temple is being located at some distance away from the reserve area at the Alwar-Jaipur highway joining Sariska to Alwar. This temple is easily accessible by foot once reaching at the highway. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is surrounded by dense greenery to bring a pristine environment for much overwhelming moments. This 18th century old temple showcases some different ambience around the deserted land of Rajasthan.

Sariska National Park
Set amid the Aravali Hills, Sariska Tiger Reserve covers an area of 800 sq km of grassland, dry deciduous forests and rocky landscape. Right from camel safaris to visiting medieval palaces and wildlife watching, Sariska National Park offers all what you require for a great and adventurous holiday.

Earlier, Sariska National Park was the hunting reserve of the royal families of Rajasthan. After the sustained efforts of Maharaja Jai Singh in 1958, the place became a national park.

Since then, Sariska National Park became the natural habitat for endangered species. In 1971, the Project Tiger was launched which declared the national park as a Tiger Reserve. The Project Tiger was as an attempt to preserve the fast depleting numbers of tigers in India.

Apart from the tiger, one can find a variety of wild animals in the park including leopard, sambhar, chital, nilgai, four-horned antelope, wild boar, rhesus macaque, langur, hyena and jungle cats. The park boasts of being home to India’s largest population of peafowl, harbours quail, sand grouse, golden- backed woodpeckers and crested serpent eagles. Siliserh Lake, located on the edge of the park has a number of crocodiles.

Sariska National Park houses the ruins of medieval temples of Garh-Rajor which date back to the 10th and 11th centuries. There is a 17th century castle set on a hilltop at Kankwari, near the park, which provides a panoramic view of flying vultures and eagles.

The best time to visit the park is during the months of October to March. The park is open to public from 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM. The best way to explore the beauty of the park is through open jeep safari.More Information


Neelkanth Temple
The temple of Neelkanth, dedicated to Lord Shiva is encircled by the Aravali ranges and is quite closer to the Sariska reserve. This ancient temple also looks like a rocky museum which is studded with sculptures, carvings and scriptures similar to the ones excavated at Khajuraho and so also has some historical importance too.

Bharthrihari Temple
Located at 30 kms away from the Sariska reserve, this temple is dedicated to an ancient sage Bhartrihari to attract many Hindu devotees. This temple stands above the samadhi of Yogi Bhartrihari Nath and is known for its excellent Rajasthani style of architecture.

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