Sariska Tiger Reserve, which was once a famous hunting ground for the royal families of Alwar Rajasthan, was declared a wildlife reserve in 1955. The park was given the status of a tiger reserve, making it a part of India's project tiger in 1978. The wildlife sanctuary was entitled a national park in 1990, with a total area of approximately 273.8 square kilometres. Moreover, now Sariska National has become the first tiger reserve globally to have successfully relocated tigers.
Sariska National Park is amongst India's most visited national parks and is located in the Alwar area of Jaipur, Rajasthan. The National Park is partitioned into deciduous forests, fields, rough scenes, and steep precipices. The Sariska National Park circles the 'Siliserh Lake' and the 'Jai Samand Lake', which are home to various crocodiles, water snakes, and different creatures of land and water. Even though there are very few tourist destinations around Sariska, the National Park serves as the untainted getaway for the tourists looking for peacefulness and endless spans of widely varied vegetation in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
The sanctuary also houses the ruins of ancient temples of Garh-Rajor that date back to the 11th century. Also, a 17th-century fort on the hilltop at Kankwari grants a picturesque view of soaring vultures and eagles.
Types of Safaries
Big 5 Animals
Park ticket bookings should be done 120 days in advance since the park tickets are limited.
It is mandatory to carry ID cards for safaris. The ID needs to be the same as the one with which you booked your safari.
Carry binoculars, a camera, and a bird book to identify birds to make your trip more fruitful.
Wear comfortable walking shoes. Do check your shoes every time before wearing them to avoid scorpions and other creatures.
Carry proper woolens in winters and an effective sunscreen in summers.
Carry Hats/Caps and personal medicines (if any).
Wear muted forest colors like earthy greens or beiges and avoid perfumes and deodorants.
Morning & Afternoon both the shift remain close on Holi & Diwali festival.
Frequently Asked Questions
Sariska Tiger Reserve is one of the highly visited places in India due to its animal sightings index. The best time to visit Sariska is from October to June. During the monsoon season which is from July to September, the park remains closed. Nevertheless, if you are looking forward to doing photography, the park is open throughout the year.
Sariska is connected to the major cities of India via air, rail, and road.
Nearby Airport: Jaipur International Airport, Jaipur
Nearby Railway Station: Alwar Railway Station
Road: Since the park is well connected to other cities, one can easily get a bus or even a taxi to reach the park.
Sariska National Park has two entrances. One is the Sariska Gate which again has three different zones namely Zone 1, Zone 2, and Zone 3. The other gate is the Telha Gate which is around 80 km from the Sariska Gate.
Zone 4 is accessible from the Telha Gate and the Wildlife Sightings at Sariska Gate is usually the highest as compared to the other gate.