Sariska National Park

Sariska National Park, Alwar, Rajasthan, India

Sariska National Park lies only 175kms from New Delhi, in the Aravalli hills and is the former hunting preserve of the Maharaja of Alwar. Sariska itself is a wide valley with two large plateaus and is dotted with places of historical and religious interest, including the ruins of the Kankwari Fort, the 10th century Neelkanth temples, the Budha Hanumab Temple near Pandupol, the Bharthari Temple near the park office, and the hot and cold springs of Taalvriksh. Sariska was the first Tiger which was declared bankrupt with Tigers in 2006 due to poaching, it also turned out to be the first reserve where tranlocation of Tigers was done. Not as successful as Panna, as the population did not grow as fast paced as in Panna due to some reasons. Today there are a total of 11 Tigers in the park including 2 cubs. But this place is a paradise for nature and wildlife lovers. Sariska is also home to Leopards, Sambar, Sloth Bears, over 250 species of birds. If you are looking at doing safaris in peace with less tourism this is a good park to be in.