Sariska Tiger Reserve

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Sariska Tiger Reserve Travel Guide

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Sariska National Park covers an area of around 800 sqm - it is one of the most visited national parks of the Alwar district. The tiger reserve is located 107 kilometers from Jaipur and around 37 kilometers away from Alwar. The Aravali Hills make a beautiful backdrop for the Tiger Reserve - the area has separate sections of steep cliffs, Rocky Mountains, and deciduous forests. During the rule of Chauhan Dynasty, the Tiger Reserve used to serve as the hunting ground of the Royal Family during the 18th and the 19th century.

Housing inside the Sariska National Park are the ruins of temples of Garh-Rajor, the temples date back to the 18th century. The tiger reserve is famous for its Bengal Tigers, also you can see wild lives like Hanuman Langoor, Striped Hyena, Leopard, Jungle Cat and more. Bird-Watchers have the opportunity to see some rare species like Sand Grouse, Peafowl, Grey Partridge and others. Sariska achieved the position of a national park 1979 and since then it has developed, developed and developed. Today, it is one of the most visit national parks in India.

What to See?

The Kankwari Fort

The Kankwari Fort is standing tall atop a hill offering breathtaking views of the surrounding area. The fort dates back to the 17th century, still today you can see some amazing wall paintings adorning the walls of the beautiful fort. It is said that Aurangzeb imprisoned his brother Dara Shikoh at the Kankwari Fort.

Address: Located inside the Sariska Tiger Reserve

Opening Hours: Sunrise till Sunset

Entry Fee: No entry fees

The Sariska Palace

The Sariska Palace was built by the rulers of Alwar and used by them for their comfort and luxury during their hunting sessions. The palace has now being converted into a hotel offering luxurious stay to the travelers. It retains its old traditional charm that reminds of the time of maharajas and their way of living. All rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with all amenities. The interior of the palace is a perfect mix of Regal and French architecture.

Address: Sariska, District Alwar, Rajasthan

Vinay Vilas Mahal

The Vinay Vilas Mahal was founded in the 18th century by Raja Bakhatawar Singh. The architecture of the Mahal is of a typical Mughal and Rajput style and is one of the most attractive palaces in the region. The Vinay Vilas Mahal has many gates inside including Suraj Pol, Laxman Pol and Kishan Pol. Get ready to bring back great memories from the Vinay Vilas Mahal.

Address: Neemrana

Opening Hours: Sunrise till sunset

Entry Fee: N/A

Ancient Shiva Temples

Though the temples are not there anymore, the ruins are fascinating and date back to the to the 6th-13th century AD. The temples offer a wonderful sight to the visitors, carry your camera along, as you shall get some amazing picture clicking opportunities.

Address: Located inside the Sariska Tiger Reserve

Opening Hours: Sunrise till Sunset

Entry Fee: No Entry fees

Siliserh Lake

Siliserh Lake is a beautiful lake, in the northeastern part of Rajasthan. The lake has a beautiful palace, built by the maharaja for his darling wife. The lake is generally used as a stopover point by people traveling towards the Sariska Tiger Reserve. From the lake you can make way to Ajabgarh, Tijara and Vijay Mandir Palace. You can also make a stay at the Siliserh Lake Palace, the stunning backdrop of the Aravali Hills adds to the charisma of the palace.

Address: 20 kms from Sariska Tiger Reserve

Opening Hours: Full Day

Entry Fee: Free

Where to Dine?

Tiger Den Sariska

The Tiger Den Sariska is a moderately priced restaurant - it is the property of Hotel Tiger Den Sariska. The restaurant offers authentic Indian, Chinese and Continental Cuisines prepared in a hygienic environment. Get the enchanting view of wildlife while savoring the delicious dishes offered by this amazing restaurant at the Sariska Tiger Reserve. The restaurant also has bar serving Rajasthani Liquor and wine.

Address: Sariska Tiger Reserve

Opening Hours: 10 A.M to 11 P.M

Phone Number: +91-9935423776

Prem Pavitra Bhojnalaya

The restaurant is located in the heart of the town of Alwar and has been serving delicious Indian cuisine since decades. If you wish to try pure vegetarian Indian food, Prem Pavitra Bhojnalaya is the place to be. A must try here are the Aalo Ka Parathans, Gajar ka Halwa and Palak Paneer. The apt location of the eatery ads to its charm and the amazing food steals the show.

Address: 35, Moti Dungri, Alwar

Opening Hours: 10 A.M to 10 P.M

Phone Number: +91 144 270 0925

Inderlok Restaurant

The Inderlok Restaurant serves delicious food at incredibly low prices and is one of the best places to kill hunger in Alwar. The restaurant offers a wide range to choices including dishes made of paneer (cheese) in a way you have never tried. Inderlok Restaurant is perfect for Solo Travelers, the food here is inexpensive, and the quality of food is second to none.

Address: Company Garden Road, Alwar

Opening Hours: 10 A.M to 11 P.M

Thali House - New South Indian Café

For a cheap treat while vacationing here in Alwar or Sariska Tiger reserve, Thali House - New South Indian Café is an excellent choice. The restaurant serves lip-smacking south-Indian Dishes, Thalis and is popular among families and bag packers.

Address: Opposite to Gopal Cinema, Alwar

Opening Hours: 09 A.M to 10 P.M

Dawat

Serving delicious Indian, Chinese and Continental food since decades, Dawat Restaurant has a warm and friendly staff with a clean ambience. The restaurant also has a pleasant garden, if you wish you could get your food served there.

Address: Alwar Hotel, Manu Rd Alwar

Opening Days: Tuesday to Sunday

Where to Stay?

Tiger Camp

Tiger Camp is a perfect place to make a stay while exploring the Sariska Tiger Reserve. The camp is located 19 kilometers away from the National Park and is made in a typical Rajasthani village style. The cottages are made in ethic style with amenities like hot and cold-water, attached bathrooms, and the rooms are designed in way that they get a good amount of sunlight. The facilities offered by the camp are Rajasthani Folk Entertainment, Yoga, Bonfire, Camel Ride and more to make you come close to the Rajasthani Culture.

Address: Alwar Sariska Road

Phone Number: +91-9935423776

Rates: 7500/- for couple

Tiger Den Resort

Offering unremitting views of the hills of the Sariska Tiger Reserve, Tiger Den Resort is an ideal place if you wish to stay close to nature. The resort is away from the hustle bustle and is at the entrance of the Sariska Tiger Reserve. The resort has easy access to Jaipur Airport and Alwar Railway Station. Top amenities offered by the resort are a Multi-cuisine Restaurant, Free Parking, bar, 24 hours room service, and a well-equipped conference hall.

Address: Nr. Sanctuary Gate, Sariska, Alwar

Phone Number: +91 9414270444/ 9672270444

Rates: 2500 per Person

Sariska Palace

Situated near main gate of Sariska National Park, the Sariska Palace aims at offering services that make your stay a memorable one. Top amenities offered by the property are a restaurant and bar, 24-hour room service, television, Sauna, Steam bath and more. Other amenities include Laundry, Safe Deposit Box, Jungle Safari, Doctor on Call and much more to serve you better. The property is located close to the Bus Stand and Railway Station.

Address: P.O. Sariska, Distt. Alwar

Phone Number: 91 – 9214451322, 9649111193, 9214451327

Rates: Starting from Rs 8400/night

Gulmohar Sariska Resort

Hotel Gulmohar Sariska Resort offers excellent accommodation, rooms are fully air-conditioned, beautifully decorated and have all amenities required by travelers. Choose from a wide variety of service including Travel Desk, Parking Facility, Conference Facilities, Airport Transfer and much more. The resort is located close to the enchanting Sariska Tiger Reserve and at an easy driving distance to Ganesh Temple, Bhangarh and Kankwari.

Address: Virat Nagar, Near Sariska National Park

Phone Number: 07462 221 728

Rates: Starting from Rs 2450/night

Sariska Tiger Camp

Sariska Tiger camp is an ethnic resort with all modern-day facilities that help in serving travelers better. Top amenities offered by the property are laundry service/dry cleaning, meeting facilities, outdoor pool, car parking, power back up and much more. Guestrooms are equipped with H/C running water - Cable/satellite TV, Attached Bathroom. Wildlife enthusiasts need not worry about planning their trip - the camp offers Camel Rides, Jeep Safaris and Horse Riding Activities.

Address: Village Dhawala, Jaipur Road, Alwar

Phone Number: 0144-2885311/ 0144-3293305

Rates: Starting from Rs 7000/night

Aravali Hotel

Aravali Hotel is a budget accommodation offering all amenities that a traveler seeks while on a vacation. The hotel has 42 rooms in total and offers services like Air-Conditioning, Laundry, Parking, Valet Services, Meeting facilities and much more. The helpful and friendly staff is committed to provide excellent service to the guests and has been into the business for over a decade. The property is conveniently located near the railway station and is committed to give professional service.

Address: Near Railway Station, Alwar

Phone Number: 085 88 858713

Hill Fort

Hill Fort is a Heritage Hotel in Alwar keeping the tradition of Rajasthan intact in its interiors. The property was built in the 14th century and today is a decent mix of modern amenities and ancient architecture. The resort offers numerous amenities aiming to make your stay comfortable and a cherished one. Top amenities offered here are Jeep Safari, Camel Ride, Boat Transfer, Bar Facility and Nature Walk. Other amenities include Air Conditioned Rooms with attached bathrooms, Musical Programs, Laundry Services, Parking facilities and much more.

Address: Village Kesroli, Alwar

Phone Number: +91-09320501211

Rates: Starting from Rs 1700/night

Burja Haveli

Burja Haveli is a 240 years old Heritage Building built in a typical Rajasthani style and surrounded by lush green area. The guestrooms offers great views over the area and are equipped with all modern day facilities. The décor is typically Rajasthani with walls decorated with regional paintings. The property has 10 rooms and 2 suits and offers amenities such as complimentary room service, Gym, Camel Ride, Convention Center, Bar and much more. The hotel also has a restaurant that serves pure vegetarian Indian cuisine and also offers Chinese, Continental and Rajasthani food. The staff is friendly and polite and aims at serving you better.

Address: 7th Mile Stone, Rajgarh Road

Phone Number: 01442888140/ 01445131288

Rates: Starting from Rs 2000/night

Getting Here

Sariska Tiger Reserve by Air

The nearest International airport around Sariska Tiger Reserve is the Indira Gandhi International Airport, situated 163 kilometers away from Alwar. The airport offers regular flights to and for all major international destinations. Alternatively, you may also use Jaipur International Airport.

Sariska Tiger Reserve by Road

Sariska Tiger Reserve can be effortlessly reached by road as well. The roads are well maintained, with proper road links to major tourism destinations including Jaipur, Delhi, Bharatpur and Deeg.

Sariska Tiger Reserve by Train

The closest railways station to Sariska Tiger Reserve is at Alwar. The railway network connects the city to major destinations including Delhi, Jaipur, Jodhpur, and Kota. A few major trains connecting these cities are Mandore Express, Shatabdi Express, and Marudhar Express. The railway station is 37 kilometers away from the Tiger Reserve.

Quick Travel Guide

Rajasthan is famous for its rich flora and fauna, Sariska Tiger Reserve highlights the same and has been a favorite spot among wildlife enthusiasts since ages. The tiger reserve is famous for Indian Tigers, Bird watching and Jungle Safaris. The best months to visit is during the months of October to March, this time the temperature is moderate and chilly during December to February. If heat is not a problem for you, make way to the park anytime of the year. Entry for public is open between 8:00 A.M. to 6:30 P.M., seven days a week. The park is closed on major public holidays.

Important contact:

Police: 100/ 01442338200

Tourism Manager: 0144-221868

Ambulance: 0144-2331007/ 0144-2338021

Entry Fee: Rs 25 (Indians), Rs 200 (Foreigners)

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