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Located at Kankwari fort, near Alwar on the Delhi-Jaipur highway, it is the former royal preserve of the rulers here. It became a sanctuary in 1958, and came under Project Tiger in 1979, after which it became a national park in 1982. This place spread over an area of 788 sq kms with a core area of 474 sq kms lies in the Aravalli range. A dainty hunting lodge overlooks the Silliserh Lake running at the edge of the reserve.

The fauna of this sanctuary includes panther, jungle cat, jackal and hyena. 35 tigers and 3 caracals were reported in the report of 1985. Sambar, chital, wild boar, hare, nilgai and porcupines are amongst the other animals found here.

Sambar at watering hole

The avifauna of this place is made up of pea fowl, gray partridge, quail, sand grouse, tree pie, white breasted kingfisher, golden - backed woodpecker, crested serpent eagle and great Indian horned owl.

The place is surrounded by magnificent ruins scattered around it, adding to its charm. Just 32 kms from this place are the Neelkanth temples (Shiva Temple) built in the 6th century to 13th century A.D. Amidst the reserve is situated the ancient Kankwari Fort. It is here that emperor Aurangzeb had once held his brother Dara Shikoh under captivity. A beautiful complex built in 1902 has been converted into a hotel.

How to reach there

You can reach Jaipur by air which is 108 kilometres from the sanctuary. Nearest town and rail link is at Alwar, which is 21 kilometres from the park.

When to visit

October to June is the best time to visit the Park.

Where to stay
Tiger Den (RTDC), Hotel Lake Palace (RTDC), Sisilerh, Sariska Palace Hotel (Heritage Hotel), Forest Rest House.

The Field Director, Sariska Tiger Reserve, District Alwar.


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