Booking the Safari
Since the safari is the most sought after thing in Sariska and huge number of people visit Sariska just for it, make sure you have the safari bookings done before booking anything else. Safari bookings are easily done online and you don't need to visit the Forest Booking Office. However, current bookings are also done at the Forest Booking Office subject to availability; you can beat the odds and get a booking via it too. At all cases make sure to carry your IDs along. You cannot enter the reserve without the IDs.
The online booking can be done by visiting the link below which offers up-to-date information on how many seats are available for each mode of transportation by month and day.
Best time to Visit the Sariska National Park is from October to June.
The Safari timings are:
Morning Safari: Entry 0630 hrs Exit 1030 hrs
Evening Safari: Entry 1400 hrs Exit 1800 hrs
Morning Safari: Entry 0600 hrs Exit 1000 hrs
Evening Safari: Entry 1430 hrs Exit 1830 hrs
There are 2 vehicle options: the Gypsy and the Canter. A gypsy accommodates 6 people whereas the canter seats 16 people. A trained guide accompanies every vehicle. All the vehicles have to follow fixed routes. A gypsy is a better option since it can easily go through narrow trails and due to less number of people, the guide can be heard easily. In a canter the guide can reach out only to a handful people surrounding him. However, in spite of being in a gypsy we were ignored by our guide, Mr Shyam Sunder (aka Black Beauty), as he was besotted by another girl in our gypsy and all his attention was focused only on her. Nevertheless we acted as jungle guides to our kiddo who was fascinated by everything she saw, including deer dump.
The big cats are difficult to sight but there loads of other animals like the wild boar, deer, peacocks, monkeys, crocodiles, different type of deer apart from many birds to make the safari a thrilling and worthwhile experience. More than anything being in the vast expanse of nature plays a medley with our senses and is so exhilarating that we didn't feel like coming back to our city dwelling.
Places visited in Sariska