About Sariska National Park.
How to Reach.
Safari & Timing.
Rules & Regulations of the Sariska National Park.
Nearby Tourist Attractions.
About Sariska National Park
Sariska is a very famous tourist
destination located in the India state of Rajasthan. The
region is mainly famous for the Sariska Tiger Reserve. Some of
the main transport options around the reserve are jeeps
safaris and elephant rides. Private vehicles are not allowed
inside the Tiger Reserve, and this is one point to note while
taking up a trip to Sariska.
Sariska Tiger Reserve is well nestled in the Aravali Hills
covering 800 sq km area divided into the grasslands, dry
deciduous forests, sheer cliffs and rocky landscape. Whether
you want to have camel safaris, go out for shopping in the
surrounding places, visit medieval palaces or wildlife
watching; Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary is the best place for
Nearly 90% of the area in the sanctuary is covered with dhok
trees accommodating various wildlife species. A variety of
other wild animals like the leopard, sambhar, chital, nilgai,
four-horned antelope, wild boar, rhesus macaque, langur, hyena
and jungle cats are found in the Sariska Tiger Reserve apart
from the tiger. The Sariska National Park is home to India's
largest population of peafowl, and harbours quail, sand
grouse, golden- backed woodpeckers and crested serpent eagles,
among other species. Also the Siliserh Lake on the edge of the
park has a large number of crocodiles.
The Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary houses the ruins of medieval
temples of Garh-Rajor that date back to the 10th and 11th
centuries. Also a 17th century castle on a hilltop at Kankwari
provides a panoramic view of flying vultures and eagles. The
Sariska was declared a sanctuary in 1955 and attained the
status of a National Park in 1979.
When to Visit Sariska Tiger Reserve
As such, the Sariska Tiger Reserve can be visited throughout
the year; still the best time to have Sariska tour is from
October - June and January - February. Certain jungle tracks
are closed during the monsoon and the breeding season just to
safeguard the animals and the reserve. If you can tolerate
heat, April to June is ideal to catch-hold of the animals at
Wildlife in Sariska Tiger Reserve
The Sariska Tiger Reserve is home to a number of carnivores
including Leopard, Wild Dog, Jungle Cat, Hyena, Jackal, and
Tiger. The herbivore category in Sariska includes Sambhar,
Chitel, Nilgai, Chausingha, Wild Boar and Langur. Sariska
wildlife sanctuary is also known for its large population of
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
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.
How to Reach Sariska
The nearest airport from Sariska National Park is at
The nearest railhead is at Alwar at a distance of 37-kms.
By Road :
Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary is situated on the Delhi-Jaipur
highway near Jaipur and Delhi. Sariska is also well connected
Jeep Safari :
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.
Best time to Visit : October
Open from 01st Oct. till 30th
The summer and winter timings
of the Jeep Safaris at Sariska National Park are given below:
Morning Safari: Entry Exit
6 : 30 hrs 10: 30 hrs
Evening Safari: 14 : 00 hrs 18: 00 hrs
Morning Safari: Entry Exit
6 : 30 hrs 10: 00 hrs
Evening Safari: 14 : 30 hrs 18: 30 hrs
The safari times at Sariska National Park may change slightly
depending on the weather at different times of the year. Only
previously approved vehicles can enter the National Park
Sarika. Inside the Sariska wildlife reserve, all vehicles have
to follow a fixed route and must leave the park in the evening
by 6:30 p.m
Rules & Regulations of the
Sariska National Park. :
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.
1.Jeep with less then five tourists would not be allowed to
enter into the park. Similarly. If anyone wants to enter the
park in Jeep with lesser number of tourist he will be required
to make the payment of entry fee at least twenty tourist
2. For tour Organizer/Operators seeking advance booking would
be required to the time of reservation and nationality etc. In
prescribed Performa, random checking at the time of actual
visit may be done on the basis of information submitted at the
time of advance reservations. For Indian tourist also details
of names and address would be required for at the advance
3. Note on advance information and prepayments at least 60
days in advance jeep drive are possible to arrange, subject to
availability with the RTDC as per the rules of the forest
department. Only 12 jeeps are allowed in the park per trip.
4. Once the jeep is booked on the name of the party/group the
amount of booking is neither refundable nor adjustable.
5. For the prior booking of jeeps we need advance payment as
some we have to deposit in the RTDC.
6. I would request you to kindly read the above very carefully
and ensure that the above rules are strictly observed.
7. In case you require any further information, you could send
us an email or you can call us.
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