Sunday, 14 June 2015

Sariska National Park,Alwer

Sariska National Park:-

 Alwar, Rajasthan 301001

Sariska:


is probably one of the most visited parks in India. Unfortunately though, the main reason for this is not wildlife enthusiasm but only it's excellent proximity to some large towns like Delhi and Jaipur. The park was, as with many other parks, the hunting  of the royal family in the area. In this case, it was the Royal family of Alwar Rajasthan . The  was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1958 and came under the "Project Tiger" as a Sariska tiger in 1979. The park covers quite a large area of 800 square kilometers, 480 square kilometers of which form the core area of the national park. It is located among the Aravalli hill ranges in the Alwar district of Rajasthan. Due to the presence of monuments of religious importance located within the park boundaries, the park authorities are compelled to keep the park open throughout the year. The summer months are better for animal viewing but are extremely hot with temperatures going up to as high as 49 degrees centigrade. In the winter months, the temperature touches a low of 4 degrees.
Although larger than Ranthambor, it is less commercialised and has less tigers but a similar topography. It covers an area of 800 sq km in total, with a core area of approximately 500 sq km. The Northern Aravali Hills dominate the skyline with their mixture of sharp cliffs and long narrow valleys. The landscape of Sariska comprises of hills and narrow valleys of the Aravali hill range. The topography of Sariska supports scrub-thorn arid forests, dry deciduous forests, rocks and grasses. The broad range of wildlife here is a wonderful example of ecological adoption and tolerance, for the climate here is variable as well as erratic.

Sariska National Park:
is home to numerous carnivores including Leopard, Wild Dog, Jungle Cat, Hyena, Jackal, and Tiger. These feed on an abundance of prey species such as Sambar, Chitel, Nilgai, Chausingha, Wild Boar and Langur. Sariska is also well known for its large population of Rhesus Monkeys, which are found in large numbers around Talvriksh.
The avian world is also well represented with a rich and varied birdlife. These include Peafowl, Grey Partridge, Bush Quail, Sand Grouse, Tree Pie, Golden backed Wood Pecker, Crested Serpent Eagle and the Great Indian Horned Owl.

Best Time to Visit Sariska Tiger :
November to March is the best period to visit Sariska. April, May and June is better for game viewing around water holes though it is the driest and hottest season of the year. In short Sariska awaits you any time of the year.

 place to visit sariska:
 Pandupol:-


Another interesting place among the places to see in Sariska and a major attraction for the tourists is the Pandupol. It is also the most frequently visited spot inside the Sariska National Park. According to the legend, the Pandavas spent some part of their exile period at the Pandupol in Sariska. This has given the place a significant historical importance and a reason why so many tourists stop to visit the Pandupol en route to the national park. History also claims that it is here at Pandupol that Bhima, who acquired the strength of a thousand elephants, had been defeated in the ego battle by Lord Hanuman.

Hanuman Temple:-

The ancient hanuman temple at Sariska is called Pandu Pole. It is hidden well amidst the green foliage of the forest and creates a mysterious ambience. There is a giant idol of Hanuman that is present in a reclined position and goes back to the days of Mahabharata. There are hundreds of monkeys and langurs running about the hanuman temple premises. Most of these are harmless.
The Kankwadi Fort:-

Among the historic landmarks located within the Sariska National Park, includes the Kankwadi For, where, Emperor Aurangzeb once imprisoned his brother, Dara Shikoh.

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.

Bhartrihari Temple:-
 Bhartrihari Temple is located in Alwar, the nearest city to the Sariska National Tiger . The temple, situated at a distance of about 30 km from Alwar, is dedicated to Yogi Bhartrihari Nath, who is one among the most revered spiritual leaders of Rajasthan. This temple is constructed in traditional Rajasthani architectural style, above the samadhi of Yogi Bhartrihari Nath.