Sariska National Park 1/15 by Tripoto
October- March
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
wildlife safaris
Rs 80 for Indians, Rs 470 for Foreigners, Rs 2650 fpr jeep safari with 6 persons, Rs 400 for video camera
December - February
1 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.
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...
Nancy Nance
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.
Achal Gupta
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.
Radhika Murthy
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).