Best time to visitOctober- March
Open hours10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Things to dowildlife safaris
BudgetRs 80 for Indians, Rs 470 for Foreigners, Rs 2650 fpr jeep safari with 6 persons, Rs 400 for video camera
Best MonthsDecember - February
Rank1 out of 3 attractions in Sariska
There is a news of declining number of tigers everyday and the Sariska National Park is trying to stop this tragedy as much as it can. This national park nestled in the lap of the Aravalli Range is mostly known for its contribution to the 'Project Tiger'. In the year 1958, this park was declared as National park as well as a wildlife sanctuary as before this, the whole area was just a place where animals used to live. The most attractive part about this national park is that you het tp see a variety of tigers here. There are other animals as well and the flora includes a number of medicinal herbs and plants other than many other species. Also good to see is the love with which the animals are kept here. There is no trapping them like most conventional zoos. They are all set free and let to roam around like they would have done in a forest but with the safety of not being poached for fun and entertainment. The kankwari Fort is another attraction which forms a part of this National Park.
Reviews of Sariska National Park • 12
Visiting Sariska from Delhi is very easy and comfortable. You just have to take a train to Alwar. You will reach Alwar in 2 hours 30 minutes. There are many trains. From Alwar, you can take a taxi or bus, which will take e1 hour to reach Sariska. Go for RAJASTHAN TOURISM DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION hotels. The rooms start at Rs 2000 with breakfast and have swimming pool and bonfire arrangement as well. The national park is just 5 minutes away from the hotel. Go early morning to spot animals.In the day, you can go to Bhangarh Fort which is 45 minutes away from the hotel. You can return to Alwar which is 2 hours away from Bhangarh Fort and catch the train.
Bhangarh is approx 2 hours from Jaipur by road. But if Bhangarh can be explored then why not Alwar? So headed for Alwar first, approx 3 hours from Jaipur. Jaipur-Alwar-Bhangarh-Jaipur. The roads are superb.
Besides the elusive tiger, the park boasts of a truly impressive fauna that is sure to be a source of delight for any wildlife lover. From the antics of langurs to sightings of an Indian grey mongoose and monitor lizard, there are enough animals to keep you happily occupied. The nilgai or blue bull is another regular sight; however, its cousin, the four-horned antelope or chausingha is far more retiring.This park is also an Important Bird Area (IBA), designated by BirdLife International. Since Sariska is strategically located, it attracts a range of migrating birds, apart from its host of resident species. Over 200 species are known to inhabit the park, and the most frequently sighted among them include the grey francolin, rufous treepie, jungle babbler, plum-headed parakeet, and Indian peafowl.As with other tiger reserves, safaris take place twice a day (6-9.30 a.m. and 3-6.30 p.m.; ₹2,100 for a jeep with up to 6 people). On Tuesdays and Saturdays, and on certain religious holidays, private cars are allowed to visit Pandupol temple between 8 a.m.-3 p.m. It is best to book your safaris before-hand, as getting a spot last minute can be difficult.PS: It is best to spend an entire day at Sariska, as it gives you the full opportunity to soak in the flora and fauna of this place at an unhurried pace. While you are here, make sure you also check out the Bhangarh Fort, which is located only 45 minutes away from the park. Constructed by Maharaja Man Sing I, this fort is famous for being one of the most haunted places in India. Entry to this fort is not allowed post 6PM, so make sure you plan accordingly.Stay: V Resorts Sariska
Head Out To Sariska National ParkThe journey from Mandawa to Sariska takes close to 4.5 hours. That is why v recommend that you leave around 1-2 PM in the afternoon, so that you can reach before it gets too dark.While there are many resorts in and around Sariska, V Resorts Utsav Camp Sariska, promises you a glamping experience, unlike anything else. The tents in the resort are comfortable, well-furnished and done up in earthy colours, perfectly matching the vibes of the Sariska National Park, which located only 10 minutes away from the resort.PS: If you are planning to go for a safari in the morning, we recommend you retire early after dinner.Day 3: Spend your day exploring the Sariska National Park
Sariska National ParkYou can indulge in a wildlife safari nearby. Though Tigers have good presence in the forest reserve, its is not easy to spot one here. Never mind, it is compensated by the fact that one can spot other wildlife easily and of course appreciate the beauty of the landscape.
The next morning all of us woke up early, bubbling with energy to set onto our jungle safari. The driver and the guide sat in front taking us throughout the jungle and stopping at various points to explain us the prominent animals. So far we had seen a caracal, a jackal, some crocodiles, chitals, and birds but the biggest attraction, the tigers were still missing. They had explained us at the beginning that due to the reserves gigantic size only the lucky ones get to spot the tigers. Naturally, after hearing this our optimism levels of sighting the beast had dropped low but it all changed with a sudden stop. The driver had put the gear in reverse and the guide had his eyes stuck on the ground; they had just spotted fresh pug-marks. Both the guide and the driver exchanged a look that only they understood and we were soon fleeing through the forest away from the tracks made on the ground. After a mile of bumps and twigs in our hair, the jeep stopped with a jerk. All of us peeked out to see why we weren’t moving and there it was. A male tiger calmly lying down and looking at us. Soon other jeeps started lining up to get in on the view and once there were many the tiger got up to move to a more secure location. And as the tiger left his spot we left ours.
1. Sariska National Park : Some 40 kilometres from Bhangarh Fort, the Sariska National Park and Tiger Reserve is a fantastic destination for those who love being in the wild. With an unending expanse of lush green jungles and babbling brooks coupled with boars, jackals, peacocks, sambars and monkeys, Sariska is an adventure like no other. However, you would have to be very lucky in order to spot a tiger.
Sariska National Park close to Alwar, Rajasthan is nestled in the Aravalli mountain range. The park is well known for its variety of wild animals like the leopard, sambhar, chital, nilgai, four-horned antelope, wild boar, rhesus macaque, langur, hyena and jungle cats. There are over a dozen tigers residing in over 800 sq km area divided into grasslands, dry forests, cliffs and rocky landscapes.
Pandupol temple is 22 kms inside the jungle from the entry gate. On Tuesdays and Saturdays, one can purchase a ticket worth INR 250 from the gate and drive into the jungle to the temple. Pandopol temple is devoted to God “Hanuman” and the locals make a beeline every Tuesday and Saturday to seek blessings. There are families from other parts of the country which travel all the way to offer prayers. The temple has an ancient mythological connotation to it and as per the temple records, it dates back to the time of Mahabharata and was built by Pandava Bheem himself. More at...http://escaperoute.co.in/2017/02/01/drive-into-the-sariska-jungle-story-of-pandopol-temple/&t=126s
It is famous for Indian tigers, Safaris and bird-watching. Early morning is the best time to visit the place. The most enjoyable part is the drive through the park.
We were lucky enough to beat the traffic and were running ahead of the planned time or so we thought. An idea popped up in Mr Bulty's mind(Founder of RoadRunner) that since we are ahead of time we might as well cover the beautiful Sariska National Park. We all stood by his decision and took the detour towards National Park from the multilane highway. The multilane superfast highway suddenly became a two way road traversing through countless villages and trees on both side and yes potholes too. I was kind of enjoying the roads, and decide to stop for the first photobreak. We spend a lot of time on that break, a little too much I guess. It was almost lunchtime by the time we arrived at the sariska safari point only to found out that there are no safaris until next hour or so. Hungry we decided to move on and return to the point where we saw the small hotel. We decided to stop for lunch. Earlier I was sceptical about the place and food offered there. Obviously didn't want to upset my stomach first day of the trip. At the end I end up eating more than what I normally eat, the food was delicious, served with love and very well can be the best meal of the entire trip. One thing was clear to me that in Rajasthan the least I would get will be the good food.
The trip to Sariska and back takes almost a full day, so it is advisable to keep aside a day for this. Also, an effort should be made to go earlier in the day to be able to view the most animals. There is a Hanuman mandir inside the reserve which is also pretty famous. But the best part of Sariska for me was a 9th century Shiva temple which our driver took us to. The road to the temple was horrible, but it was so worth it. The temple is stunning example of ancient architecture and carvings. I would recommend it to everyone (but i don't know the exact name of the place).