Sariska Tiger ReserveCurrently Open [Closes at 04:00 pm]
- Address: Alwar, Rajasthan- 301001, India
- Timings: 06:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +91-14422903
- Ticket Price: 25 INR
- Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
- Tags: Outdoors, National Park, Wildlife Sanctuary , Park, Wildlife Park, Wildlife Safari
In the land surrounding the royal fort of Kankwadi, is situated the ‘Land of the Carnivores’. This is the same place that used to be the hunting estate of Raja Jai Singh II during the 16th century. Here stands the famous Sariska Tiger Reserve. Initially, it was declared a National Park in 1958 and later designated as a Tiger Reserve in 1979. It comes under the “Project Tiger” program in India.
The Sariska Tiger Reserve is located in the Alwar district of Rajasthan. It is the best place if you are brave enough to experience an adventurous journey through the habitats of the beautiful beasts here. It is one of the most popular Tourist Attraction of India. The main beauty of this place is the Royal Bengal Tigers. Other than it, you will also find- Leopard, Jungle Cat, Caracal, striped Hyena, Golden Jackal, Chital, Sambhar, Nilgai, Chinkara, four-horned Antelope, Wild Boar, Hare, Hanuman Langur, Rhesus Monkeys.
The beautiful birds that you can find here are- Peafowl, Grey Partridge, Bush Quail, Sand Grouse, Tree-pie, golden Backed Woodpecker, crested Serpent Eagle, black-humped Flameback, yellow-footed green Pigeon, grey Francolin, painted Stork, Ibis, pheasant tailed Jacana, pied Kingfisher, white-throated Kingfisher, red-wattled Lapwing, ring Dove, spotted Dove, Spoonbill, Asian paradise flycatcher, stone Curlew, Rufous treepie and the most famous is the Great Indian Horned Owl.
Some of the other mammals that can be found here are- small Indian Civet, Palm Civet, Giant fruit Bat, Porcupine, Sloth Bear and Ratel. The reptiles here are- checkered Keelback, common Cobra, marsh Crocodile, common monitor, Asian rock Python, Rat Snake, soft-shelled Turtle and Whip Snake. It is a place of dry vegetation and the most common tree is the dhok. Other tree varieties that you can find here are- salar, karaya, dhak, gol, ber, khair, banyan, arjun, gugal and bamboo.
Many relocation efforts have been taken up to make some more developments to this place. The forest officials are trying to raise the number of tigers in this reserve. The best part is that there are now about 8-10 tigers which is much more than the number in the past years. It can be expected that the conservation project will continue being successful in rescuing the tigers from being poached and thus save them from becoming extinct.
- You cannot visit the park between July-August as the animals migrate to higher altitudes due to the monsoons.
- The best time to visit is between November-June.
- You can catch the best sight of the rare animals during the winters when they are stroll around the water bodies.
- Private vehicles are not allowed inside the park except on Mondays and Tuesdays when visitors are allowed to the hanuman temple to Pandupole.
- For complete experience, the forest safari is a must.
- The climate during the summer months (April-June) is extremely hot but you can find most of the animals during this time only.
- If you are planning a full day out in the park then book a hide near a waterhole and reach there early and DO carry water, food and a sleeping bag with you.
- DO carry your own medicines as there are no medical facilities in Sariska.
- It is better that you carry your own torch also.
- INR 200 per person for foreigners, INR 150 per guide per jeep, INR 200 per video camera, INR 3000 for professional video and movie cameras and INR 20,000 for feature films.
- Entry is free for Indian visitors on Tuesday and Saturday.
- Forest Safari timings: 06:30 am/02:30 pm (during summers), 06:00 am/02:00 pm (during winters)
- 10:30 am/06:30 pm (during summers), 10:00 am/06:00 pm (during winters).
- You can also visit between 02:00 pm - 05:00 pm.
- The nearest airport is Jaipur
- The nearest rail-station is Alwar.
- Hotel Sariska Palace
- Dawat Restaurant
- Prem Pavitra Bhojanalaya
- Hotel Inderlok Classic
- Ice & Spice
- The Bridge Restaurant
- Amit Restaurant
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95% of people who visit Alwar include Sariska Tiger Reserve in their plan
70.59% of people start their Sariska Tiger Reserve visit around 07 AM
People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Sariska Tiger Reserve
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Sariska Tiger Reserve
This is the best weekend gateway from Delhi... If you will go in October or just after rainy season u will see all over greenery , animals resting under shade.... Best time to visit early in the morning ... Guide and open Jeep will give u ample of exposure of national Park ... Now this reserve has multiple technology to take care animals like radio collar to track tiger .. even solar panels are there for working of water pump which provide water to animals during dry season.. great initiative
Best place and a great aura. I would like to call it little Africa. You will get to know more about nature and start loving wildlife. Keep silence so you can see the leopards and tiger too so i will recommend gypsy. And evening safari is superb.
The Sariska National Park has a very charming appeal. They have a good amount of space which is abode to quite a few animals including the tiger. Though we could not spot any tiger, the drive in the park and the other animals quite well made up. The best part that the kids enjoyed was actually the half mark break where plenty of small birds came chirping and made themselves comfortable on the jeep. It seems earlier you could feed these birds.
Great outdoor adventure, jeep safari is a bit expensive but good enough. We couldn’t spot any tiger but good experience. Anyone not looking for a detailed jungle safari experience can visit the park any Saturday in his / her own car and drive up to Hanumanji temple situated inside the reserve. It’s worth it!
Sariska Tiger Reserve is a national park and tiger reserve located in the Alwar district of the state of Rajasthan, India. The topography of the protected area comprises scrub-thorn arid forests, rocky landscapes, dry deciduous forests, rocks, grasses and hilly cliffs. incredible place home of tigers