Sariska National Park is packed with diversified flora and fauna supporting dry deciduous type. This national park India is chiefly covered with Dhok tress along with Goria, Tendu, Ber, Surwal and Khair.
Sariska is one of the very few parks that is open throughout the year. The main reason for the park being kept open round the year is due to the presence of religious monuments inside the park boundaries. The topography of Sariska supports scrub-thorn arid forests, dry deciduous forests, rocks and grasses. Sariska national park is home to various carnivores like the leopard, wild dog, hyena, jackal and the king of the jungle-the Asiatic tiger. These carnivore species is supported by an abundance of prey species like the chital, sambar, chausingha, wild boar and the langurs.
Sariska is also widely known for its huge population of the rhesus monkeys. There are also many bird species in Sariska Tiger Reserve, namely; Peafowl, Grey Partridge, Bush Quail, Sand Grouse, Tree Pie, Golden Backed Wood Pecker, Crested Serpent Eagle and the Great Indian Horned Owl. Special Attractions in Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary:
The Kankwari Fort
The major historic structure within the Sariska National Park includes the Kankwari Fort where Emperor Aurangzeb once imprisoned his brother, Dara Shikoh.
The Ancient Shiva Temples
The Neelkanth Temples within the Sariska Tiger Sanctuary date back to the 6th -13th century AD, though in dilapidated condition, is a must visit.
The Sariska Palace
The Maharajas of Alwar built the Sariska Palace standing amidst the Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary. The Palace has now been converted into a hotel.
The best way to explore the Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary is by jeep which can be arranged at the Forest Reception Office on Jaipur Road. You can even book a `hide' overlooking one of the water holes, and also provides an excellent opportunity for wildlife viewing and wildlife photography within the Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary.