The Sariska Tiger Reserve is an Indian national park and Wildlife Sanctuary located in the Alwar district of the state of Rajasthan. It is situated 200 km from Delhi and 107 kms from Jaipur.
Sariska became a wildlife sanctuary under the sustained efforts of Maharaja Jai Singh in 1958. Once Project Tiger was launched here in 1971, Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary was declared as a Tiger Reserve, an attempt towards preserving the fast depleting numbers of tigers in India.
Sariska national park covers an area of 800 sq km in total, with a core area of approximately 500 sq km. The National Park is divided into sections of deciduous forests, grasslands, rocky landscapes and steep cliffs.
The park is home to numerous carnivores including Leopard, Wild Dog, Jungle Cat, Civets Hyena, Jackal, and Tiger. These feed on species such as Sambar, Chital, Nilgai, Chausingha, Wild Boar and Langur. Sariska is also well known for its large population of Rhesus Monkeys, which are found around Talvriksh. Birds like Peafowl, Grey Partridge, Bush Quail, Sand Grouse, Tree Pie, Golden-backed Wood Pecker, Crested Serpent Eagle and the Great Indian Horned Owl being either permanent residents or migratory visitors at the sanctuary.
‘Siliserh Lake’ and the ‘Jai Samand Lake’, are home to a number of crocodiles, water snakes and other amphibians.
Best Time To Visit Sariska National Park
The best time to visit the Sariska National Park is during the months of October to March.
How To Reach Sariska National Park
The Jaipur Sanganer Airport is the nearest airport from Sariska and is located in Sanganer, approximately 107 kilometers from the National Park. All major destinations are well-connected to the Jaipur Airport.
The nearest railway station is located at Alwar, 37 kilometers away from the Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary.
Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary is located off the Delhi-Alwar-Jaipur Road. Jaipur is located 107 kilometers away from the wildlife sanctuary and 200 kilometers from the country’s capital, New Delhi.
Indian tourists 25 per person
International tourists 200 per person
Video camera 200 per person