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Sariska National Park in Alwar is the most popular national park among wildlife enthusiasts in the country. It is nestled in the widely varied vegetation in Aravali Hills as a peaceful retreat for tourists.
The Government of Rajasthan oversees the national park in 800 square kilometers of territory. Its segments consist of grasslands, steep precipices, rough scenes, fields, and deciduous forests. Dhok trees abound in around 90% area of the sanctuary.
The remnants of a medieval temple of Garh Rajor in the sanctuary date back to the 10th and 11th centuries. You can steal a view of flying eagles and vultures from a 17th-century fort on the hilltop.
The government declared it a sanctuary in 1955. Later it achieved the status of a National Park in 1979. Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary is the best place if you aspire to ride a camel, go shopping, or visit medieval palaces.
Apart from tiger, the park is host to wild animals, including Hyena, Leopard, Jackal, Wild Dog, Jungle Cate. These animals prey on herbivorous critters such as Langur, Chital, Wild Boar, Chausingha, Nilgai, and Sambar.
The 'Siliserh Lake' and the 'Jai Samand Lake' encircles the sanctuary. These lakes are a haven to water snakes, crocodiles, and other critters. Siliserh Lake is infested with crocodiles on the edge of the park.
The park also hosts a significant avian population with Peafowl, the Great Indian Horned Owl, Crested Serpent Eagle, Golden-backed Wood Pecker, Tree Pie, Sand Grouse, Bush Quail, and Grey Partridge.
Rhesus Monkeys are in large numbers around Talvriksh.
A couple of safaris with experienced guides increase the chances of spotting a tiger because tiger spotting is not common.
Timings are subject to change. You will be automatically booked into a time slot as part of the check out process. Please visit the official website to confirm the time slot before your visit.
Migration birds from Europe, Central Asia, can be watched during the winter season. You can spot some rare birds at Kankwari Lake, Neelkanth temple, and the Mansarovar dam are the right spots for bird watching.
The park remains closed during monsoon. Monsoon is the right time to spot dancing peacocks and many other birds. Monsoon buffer safari can take you up to the Pandupol temple. Safari is permitted in buffer zones only.
Canter is the best option for a large group of 20 people. Canter goes in all the zones traversed by jeep. You may run into many animals and birds during the Safari. During tourism pea, you should book tickets online.
Only Jeep safari can take you to some historic sites like Kankwadi fort. Only approved vehicles are permitted for Safari. Moreover, some isolated attractions can be visited on Safari only.
Trip with Naturalists
Naturalists guide you on ancient monuments, archeological spots, exciting animals. You will have a detailed safari and history of buildings.
Visit Shyamsa Caves to see cave paintings of elephant, rhino, and many others. You can also find a rare guggul herb, which is useful as a potential Ayurveda medicine.
Like Khajuraho, the Neelkanth temple of the 6th century in the national park also portrays erotic artworks or sculptors. The temple stands on an isolated mountain close to a sizeable Jain temple.
Pandupol Hanuman Temple
Cascading waterfall, birds, and small mammals are the attractions of this ancient temple in the tiger reserve. This temple is mythologically linked with Mahabharata. Little packets of ash are handed out as Prasad from the temple.
Sariska Palace Hotel
Sariska Palace has been a hunting lodge for the royals of yore. Now, it has turned into a luxury hotel for guests to undertake trips to the park. You will experience a historical magnificence and royal stay here.
Bhangarh Fort on the edge of the national park is famous for paranormal activities. These haunted structures are home to palaces, Havelis, temples, and fort, which require brave hearts.