37 km from Alwar, Rajasthan, in the
northwestern part of India.
Major Attractions :
Tigers, Leopards, Wild Dogs.
Area Covered :
Ideal Time to Visit the Park :
Throughout the year, but the best
period is during the months of October to June.
Nearest Attractions :
The Kankwari Fort (17th century fort), The
Neelkanth temples (of the 6th-13th century AD), The Palace, The ruins of
medieval temples of Garh-Rajor, (of 10th and 11th centuries AD).
Some Major Accesses :
Alwar (37 km), Jaipur (110 km).
Things to Know
Where is the Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary
The Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary in Rajasthan is situated only 200 km from
Delhi and 107 km from Jaipur. Although larger than Ranthambore, it is less
commercialised and has less tigers but a similar topography. The wide range
of wildlife here is a wonderful example of ecological adoption and
tolerance, for the climate here is variable as well as erratic.
The Climate in the Sariska Tiger Reserve
The park bears a completely different look in the summer months and in the
months post-monsoon. It looks extremely dry in the summers and becomes dense
and lush green after the monsoons.
Important Dates in Sariska's History
The reserve was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1958 and came under the "Project
Tiger" as a tiger reserve in 1979.
The Ecological System in the
Sariska Tiger Reserve
The Landscape in the Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary
Sharp cliffs of hills and narrow valleys of the Aravallis dominate the
landscape of Sariska, whose forests are dry and deciduous. There aren't many
good water bodies present within the park complex. There is a small lake to
the left of the main road only a small distance from the entrance, which
dries in the summers.
The Flora in the Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary
There is some excellent grassland with water channels passing all over
them. The forest area is mostly of the dry deciduous type with Dhok, Khair,
Tendu, Ber, Surwal and Goria making up a majority of the vegetation.
Fauna in the Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary
The Sariska National Park is home to several carnivores including
, Wild Dog,
Jungle Cat, Hyena, Jackal, and Tiger. These feed on an abundance of prey
species such as Sambar, Chital
Nilgai, Chausingha, Wild Boar
Langur. Sariska is also well known for its large population of Rhesus
Monkeys, which are found in large numbers around Talvriksh.
The Avifauna in the Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary
The avian population in the park is also very healthy. During late summer
and in the monsoon months, it is possible to find large numbers of peacocks
in their dancing postures. Some of the bird species visible in the park are
Red Jungle Fowl
Fowls, White Breasted Kingfishers, Golden Backed Woodpeckers, Great Indian
Horned Owls, Quails, Partridges, Sangrouse, Tree Pies, Crested Serpent
Eagles, Parakeets, Drongos, Sunbirds and Vultures.
Rides in the Sariska Tiger Reserve
The ideal way to explore the reserve is in your own vehicle. To go onto the
jungle routes, you need to take an authorised guide. These guides can be
booked at the reception of most of the hotels at the entrance, the park
office and at the entrance. The other way that one can explore the remote
areas of the jungle is by hiring a jeep from either the hotel or from the
local jeep operators.
Sariska Tiger Reserve Travel Circuit
Delhi - Sariska - Jaipur - Ranthambore - Bharatpur - Agra
How to Reach Sariska Tiger Reserve
Jaipur is the nearest airport from Sariska at a
The nearest railway station is at Alwar (37-kms).
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.