Sariska National Park

Sariska National Park
Tiger, Sariska National Park

Sariska National Park is located in the Alwar district of Rajasthan and is a famous tiger reserve. The park presently covers about 866 km² of dry deciduous forests and grasslands. Before becoming a wildlife reserve in 1955, Sariska was the hunting preserve for the bygone kings of Alwar princely state. It gained the status of a tiger reserve in 1978 when it became a part of Project Tiger. The cliffs and rocky landscape of the surrounding Aravalli Mountain range is the prime feature of this region's topography.

The main attraction of Sariska National Park is its Bengal tiger population. Sariska is a major tourist destination because of historical buildings like Kankwadi Fort and Sariska Palace. There are also some ruins of Shiva and Jain temples belonging to the 9th or 10th century inside the national park.

Major Wildlife Attractions

The rich bio-diversity of Sariska National Park includes a verity of flora and fauna. The scrub-thorn arid forests and dry deciduous forests dominate the region. Dhok, Kattha and Bamboo are very common trees inside the reserve. Beside tiger, wild boar, jungle cat, leopard, sambar, langur, nilgai and hyena are the commonly seen wild animals. Peafowl, grey partridge, sand grouse and crested serpent eagle are some of the birds found near the river bodies and the protected areas of the park. The largest population of peafowl in India resides in Sariska National Park. BOOK NOW



Jeep safari is a good option to explore the wilderness of this wildlife sanctuary. These jeep safaris can be arranged at the Forest Reception Office on Jaipur road. For wildlife photography, tourists can book a 'hide', a lookout over one of the water holes.

Sariska National Park
Bush Quail, Sariska National Park


Other Attractions in Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary

The Kankwari Fort : It is an important historical building and a fine example of a forest fort. Located deep inside the park, Kankwari Fort has a beautiful panoramic view of the natural surroundings.

The Ancient Shiva Temples : There are ruins of few Hindu temples, called the Neelkanth temples, inside the Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary. These temples date back between 6th and 13th century and are dedicated to Lord Shiva.

The Palace : The Sariska Palace was once the royal hunting lodge of the kings of Alwar. It is located on the edge of the tiger reserve and now serves as a heritage hotel.

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.BOOK NOW

 

Best Time to Visit Sariska Tiger Reserve

Sariska National Park
Wild Boar, Sariska National Park
Visitors can visit Sariska wildlife sanctuary throughout the tear, still the beast period is during the months of October to June. Area: 800 sq. Km Prominent fauna

Tiger, sambar, chital, nilgai, four-horned antelope, wild boar, hyena and jungle cat.
Climate
Summer (Apr. To Jun.): Warm
Monsoon (Jul. To Aug.): Warm
Winter (Oct. To Mar.): Cool to chilly

Clothing

Summer- Cottons
Winter - Woolens

How to Get there

Air : Jaipur is the nearest airport from Sariska at a distance 107-kms.

Rail : The nearest railway station is at Alwar (37-kms).

Road : Sariska wildlife sanctuary is situated off the Delhi-Alwar-Jaipur Road. Jaipur is located at a distance of 107-kms and Delhi at 200-kms from Sariska. Sariska is well connected with Alwar, which is further directly connected with bus services from Delhi and Jaipur.


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