The main tourist attraction in
Sariska is the Sariska National Park. Sariska was declared as sanctuary in
1955 and later it became a Tiger Reserve under Project Tiger in 1979. The main fauna in
the Sariska National Park are the Tiger, Leopard, Panther, Hyena, Jungle Cat, Civet, Sambhar, Chinkara, Nilgai,
Porcupine and Four-Horned Antelope.
Apart from the national park, Sariska has several historical sites as
well. Located inside the park are ruins of medieval temples of the Hindu God Shiva. The ruins of the temple Garh-Rajor, built in the 10th century, are scattered all over the jungle. A
17th century castle on a sharp hilltop at Kanakwari provides an excellent view of Sariska. It is in this fort that Mughal emperor Aurangzeb once imprisoned his very own brother, Dara
Shikoh. There is also a palace built by the erstwhile Maharajas of Alwar
that has now been turned into a hotel.