About Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary
of the majestic Tiger, Sariska is one of the protected sanctuaries in India
where Project Tiger was a success. Set amidst the scrubby Aravali Hills, the
sanctuary sprawls with dry thorny deciduous forests, covered almost ninety
per cent by the Dhok tree. Sariska was declared a Sanctuary in 1955 and
became a Tiger Reserve in 1979.
Within the Sanctuary, there are also historical ruins of monuments symbolic
of its past. The Kankwari Fort, the ancient Shiva Neelkanth Temples that
date back to the 6th-13th century A.D. and the Palace built by the
Maharajahs of Alwar, now converted into a hotel, are all great sights.
Sariska is open to visitors throughout the year, although certain jungle
tracks are closed during the monsoon and the breeding season. The best time
to visit the park is late in the winter around January or February. If you
dont mind the heat, April to June is a great time to see animals at
Wildlife Attractions in Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary
Sariska National Park is known for its tigers, its most popular resident.
According to the latest available data, there are about 35 tigers at
Sariska. Rajasthan is a pristine platform for viewing wildlife in the
country because of its two national parks and over a dozen sanctuaries.
Other wildlife in the park includes sambhar, chital, wild boar, hare,
nilgai, civet, four-horned antelope, gaur (Indian bison) and porcupine.
The landscape of Sariska comprises of hills and narrow valleys of the
Aravali hill range. The topography of Sariska supports scrub-thorn arid
forests, dry deciduous forests, rocks and grasses. The broad range of
wildlife here is a wonderful example of ecological adoption and tolerance,
for the climate here is variable as well as erratic, especially in terms of
rainfall, which is an important source to replenish the region.
The bird life comprises of the pea fowl, gray partridge, quail, sand
grouse, tree pie, white breasted kingfisher, golden - backed woodpecker,
crested serpent eagle and great Indian horned owl
How to get there
Jaipur is the nearest airport from Sariska at a
distance 107-kms. The place is well connected by Indian Airlines flights
from Delhi (6:05, daily), Mumbai (15:30, daily) and Kolkata (15:45, daily).
Jet Airways also connects Mumbai and Delhi to Jaipur through daily flights.
The nearest railway station is at Alwar
(37-kms). The place is connected to Delhi through the Jammu JP Exp. (4:40,
daily), Mandor Exp. (20:50, daily), Ashram Exp. (156:05, daily), DLI JSM
Exp. (18:00, daily) and HW ADI Mail (22:50, daily).
Sariska wildlife sanctuary is situated off the
Delhi-Alwar-Jaipur Road. Sariska is well connected with Alwar, which is
further directly connected with bus services from Delhi and Jaipur. The road
route from Delhi is through the NH8 to Shahpura via Gurgaon and Behror. From
there state road leads to Sariska via Bairat and Thana Ghazi. To travel by
road from Jaipur, take the NH8 to Shahpura via Amer and Chandwaji, and state
road to Sariska.
Distances from Major Cities
240 km (SW)
110 km (NE)
Travel Tips/Important Information
- The entry to the park is from the Sariska gate, while entry fee has
to be paid at the park office located near by.
- Park charges are Entry Fee : Rs. 25 (Indians) & Rs. 200
(foreigners), Vehicle : Rs. 125, Video Camera : Rs. 200
- Diesel vehicles are only allowed on the tarmac roads inside the park.
- Book a hide near one of the water holes for wildlife watching and
also to photograph the wild cats in different moods.
- All visitors to the park require an entry permit, which can be
obtained from the entry gate at reasonable prices. Extra charges are
levied for photography equipment and vehicles.
- The park timings are 6 to 10 AM and 3 to 6 PM.
- The best time to spot animals is during the months of April and May,
but beware as the heat can be relentless during that time.
- Do not wear flashy clothes or strong perfumes. Avoid talking loudly
and never play loud music or honk car horns.
- Do not pollute the environs by littering or throwing any non
To bypass all the hindrances and enjoy an exciting holiday in the Indian
wilderness amongst the company of wild denizens, Click
Resorts in Sariska
|The Sariska Palace
is located just outside Sariska National Park providing easy access and
great views of the area.
|The Sariska Tiger
Haven neighbours the Sariska National Park and is located at short
distances from Delhi and Jaipur, in Rajasthan.