PLACES TO VISIT NEAR SARISKA
Keoladeo National Park
A World Heritage Site listed by UNESCO since 1985. Located just 170 km from Sariska, is the famous Keoladeo National Park, formerly known as Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. The park is known for its avian biodiversity, and is also home to other animals like the spotted deer, Indian porcupine, pangolin, and jackal. The park needs no introduction due to its status as one of the most famous sanctuaries in India for birds.
Tal Chhapar Black Buck Sanctuary
Tal Chhapar Black Buck Sanctuary is known for its golden grasslands, a haven for birds of prey. The park is fascinating in the migratory season (October-February) where we see majestic eagles like Eastern Imperial Eagle, Booted Eagle and also the rare White-tailed Eagle but the resident Laggar Falcon rule the park and its surrounds. It is also one of the prime roosting sites for the migratory harriers such as Pallid Harrier, Montagu’s Harrier and the elusive Hen Harrier. Another wildlife attraction is the Spiny-tailed Lizard, a herbivore lizard that feeds on mostly grass. This lizard is an important prey-base for all the raptors in the area. Apart from these birds, several other migratory birds like Common Starlings, Demoiselle Cranes and several others migrate to the park in winters for a few months before they head back to their breeding grounds. The sanctuary is located about 220 kms away towards West and takes about 3 hrs to reach.
This small town, in the state of Rajasthan was once the capital of the legendary and ancient kingdom of Matsayadesh, which can be dated back to the times of the Mahabharata. With ornately carved temples and shrines and natural rock and cave shelters, there is much that the town of Viratnagar has to offer.
- Ashok Shila Ashok Shilalekh -
- Beejak ki Pahari -
- Bhim ki Dungari -
- Jain Temples -
- Ganesh Giri Temple
- Museum - Mughal Gate
The Bhangarh fort has been tagged as the most haunted place in India and is now becoming the main tourist attraction for the people visiting Rajasthan. It is a 17th-century fort built by Man Singh l (one of the navratnas of Akbar's court). The Bhangarh Fort is lovely and while standing on the terrace of the fort, you can see the vast expanse of Bhangarh town.
Chand Baori - One of the oldest and deepest stepwells of Rajasthan is also known as Abhaneri step well. It is an architectural surprise that consists of perfectly symmetrical 3,500 narrow steps over 13 storeys. Adjoining this stepwell, there is a temple, dedicated to Harshat Mata. Harshat Mata is regarded as the goddess of joy who spreads happiness to the entire village.