Sariska is located about 34 km from Alwar in the state of Rajasthan. The place is world famous for its wildlife sanctuary that houses one of the best tiger reserves of India.Statistically there are about 30-40 tigers at Sariska. The sanctuary is picturesquely surrounded by the hills and narrow valleys, which supports the growth of scrub-thorn arid forests, dry deciduous forests, and grasses providing the necessary food for large number of wildlife here.
Besides the magnificent and mighty tiger, there are leopards, sambars, jungle cat, jackal, hyena, fox, chinkara, wild boar, nilgai, civet, four-horned antelope, gaur and porcupine among many others. You can also spot a variety of exotic and rare birds including peafowl, gray partridges, quails, sand grouses, white-breasted kingfishers, golden-backed woodpeckers, crested serpent eagles, vultures and horned owls.
Apart from wildlife you can also visit the ruins of some of the temples of the 9th and the 10th centuries here, famous among them is the temple of the Hindu God Shiva. A magnificent castle located on a hilltop at Kanakwari provides an excellent view of Sariska's inhabitants specially birds .The Sariska palace, built by the erstwhile Maharajas of Alwar and now a heritage hotel, is located very near to the tiger reserve and here you can hear the sounds of roaring tigers.
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