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Sariska National Park

Declared in 1979 as a Tiger Reserve, Sariska National Park is a wide valley with two large plateaus that lies in the Aravalli hills. The large Siliserh Lake is at the north-eastern corner. The forests are dry deciduous, with trees of Dhak, Acacia, Ber and Salar. The Tigers of Sariska are largely nocturnal and are not as easily seen as those of Ranthambore. The park also has good populations of Nilgai, Sambar and Chital. In the evenings, Indian Porcupine, Striped Hyena, Indian Palm Civet and even Leopard are sometimes seen. The forests are lush during and immediately following the monsoon. Its allows excellent for bird watching and has a very large population of Indian Peafowl.

The Sariska National Park has many historical and religious places, including the ruins of the Kankwari Fort, Neelkanth temples, the Budha Hanumab Temple near Pandupol, the Bharthari Temple near the park office, and the hot and cold springs of Taalvriksh.

Best Time to Visit : The best period being November-April, especially March-April.

Getting There The nearest airport is at Jaipur (115 km 3 hours ) and the nearest railway station is at Alwar (36 km). It is 5-6 hours drive from Delhi.