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. Nearly 90% of the area in the sanctuary is covered with dhok trees accommodating various wildlife species. 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.
Sariska provides great spots for nature lovers and was once the hunting reserve of the Maharaja of Alwar; these days is a home to numerous wild animals, including Leopard, Wild Dog, Jungle Cat, Hyena, Jackal, and Tiger. Other species such as Sambar, Chital Nilgai, Chausingha, Wild Boar and Langur also reside here. Sariska also boasts a rich and varied bird life these include Parakeets, Storks, Pheasant, Orioles Eagles, Peafowl, Grey Partridge, Bush Quail, Sand Grouse, Tree Pie, Golden backed WoodPecker, Crested Serpent Eagle, the Great Indian Horned Owl and Great Indian Bustard etc.
King Pandu and his five sons Pandava will be surprised to see their temple here as well. If you are looking for a relaxed excursion to an idyllic location, the Sariska National Park has plenty to offer in terms of flora, fauna and dazzling scenery. Along Sariska National Park, there is a breathtaking Siliserh Lake with fascinating view.
Best Time to Visit Sariska Tiger Reserve
Visitors can visit Sariska wildlife sanctuary throughout the year, still the best visiting time is during the months of October to June. Sariska Tiger Reserve remain open from 1st October to 30th June for all seven days of the week. During Monsoon (Rainy season from 1st July to 30th September) only two days in a week on Tuesday and Saturday between 08:00 hrs. to 15:00 hrs. to pilgrims and tourists up to Hanuman Temple.
Distance and Routes
The Sariska National Park lies at a distance of 37 kilometers from Alwar in Rajasthan, India.
From Delhi 200 Kms. via Gurgaon
From Jaipur 110 Kms.
From Delhi maximum 4hrs.
From Jaipur approx. 2hrs.
At the present time about 25 tigers can be found there, so when you visit the place you will get a hundred percent chance to see one. Please note that you have to bring any of your ID proof like passport / Driving License / Voter ID Cards, any of these documents are must while Travelling.