|Sariska National Park|
|Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary declared a sanctuary in 1955 and later a National park in 1979, Located 107km from Jaipur and 200km from Delhi, the sanctuary is in a wooded valley surrounded by barren mountains. It covers 800 sq km (including a core area of 498 sq km) and has sambar, spotted deer, wild boar and above all, tigers. Sariska Wildlife sanctuary is marked with dry deciduous forests.The landscape is dominated with sharp cliffs of hills and narrow valleys of the Aravallis. The ruins of medieval temples of Garh-Rajor, belonging to the 10th and 11th centuries are evident in the Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary. Sariska lies within the Golden Tourist Triangle of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra, and is an important halt for the traveller.|
Besides wildlife, Sariska has points of historical interest too. The Kankwari Fort where the sixth Mughal Emperor, Aurangzeb (Shahjahan’s son) incarcerated his elder brother Dara Shikoh whom he defeated and later killed to gain the throne of the Mughal Empire, sits atop a hillock. Then there are the Neelkanth Temples built during the 6th-13th century AD and a temple at Pandupole within the Park, believed to have been built by the Pandava princes, heroes of epic Mahabharata during their exile. Amidst this glorious past the wildlife of Sariska thrives.
The Kankwari Fort :
Kankwari Fort, where, Emperor Aurangzeb once imprisoned his brother, Dara Shikoh is located within the periphery of the Sariska national park.
The Ancient Shiva Temples : Within the area of the Sariska tiger sanctuary, Neelkanth temples, that dates back to the 6th-13th century AD, now in ruins, afford a wonderful sight to the visitors.
The Palace :