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Sariska National Park in Alwar

Sariska National Park, located at a distance of around thirty-five kilometers from the city of Alwar is a favorite place among the tourists arriving from all parts of the world. Known for its beautiful landscapes and vast meadows, the national park sees thousands of tourists coming from all across the world.

Sariska National Park in Alwar is spread over a vast area of 800 sq. kms and the core area consists of around 480 sq kms. A home to several species of flora and fauna, Sariska National Park is among the most coveted national parks in Rajasthan. During ancient days, the park served as a hunting ground for the ruler of Alwar. The rulers of the city of Alwar were so impressed by the forests of Sariska that they established a separate administrative section for the maintenance of the place. A number of guests of the rulers of Alwar visited Sariska and hunted the fauna there. The Duke of Connaught was among the ones who frequently visited the park for hunting. Sariska was declared a protected area in the year 1955 and gained the status of wildlife sanctuary in 1958. It was covered under project tiger in 1979 and became a national park in the year 1982.

The major vegetation in Sariska National Park in Alwar consists of Salar, Khajoor, Dhok, Ber, Bamboo, Tendu, Gum Karaya, Gular, Gugal, Neem and Kadam. Among the species of animals that are found here, Leopard, Caracal, Cheetal or Spotted Deer, Sambar Deer, Wild Pig, Nilgai or Blue Bull, Langur, Jackal, Hyena, Porcupine, Jungle Cat, Mongoose and Hare are the prominent ones. Partridge, Bulbul, Parakeet, Bee Eater, Paradise Fly Catcher, Painted Spur Fowl, Green Pigeon, Brown Fish Owl, Collared Scops Owl, Golden Oriole, Woodpecker and Stone Curlew make for the bird community at Sariska. A few migratory fowl including Black Necked Storks, Painted Storks, Pelicans, Flamingoes, Brahminy Ducks, Bar Headed Geese and Spoon Bills can also be spotted during winter season.

The famous Sariska National Park in Alwar has a number of tourist attractions for its visitors. Known for their historic and religious significance, these places are frequented by a large number of travelers. These famous places include Pandupol, Kankwari fort and Hanuman temple.

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