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Sariska National Park is amongst the most visited national parks of the country and is located in the Alwar area of Jaipur, Rajasthan. Situated around 107 kilometers far from Jaipur, this national park covers an unfathomable span of 800 sq. kilometers territory and is overseen by the Government of Rajasthan. The National Park is partitioned into segments of deciduous forests, fields, rough scenes, and steep precipices.

The Sariska National Park circles the 'Siliserh Lake' and the 'Jai Samand Lake', which are home to various crocodiles, water snakes and different creatures of land and water. In spite of the fact that there are very few tourist destinations around Sariska, the National Park serves as the untainted getaway for the tourists looking for peacefulness and endless spans of widely varied vegetation in Jaipur, Rajasthan.

The sanctuary also houses the ruins of ancient temples of Garh-Rajor that dates back to the 11th centuries. Also a 17th-century fort on the hilltop at Kankwari grants a picturesque view of soaring vultures and eagles. Sariska park is home to numerous carnivores including , Wild Dog, Jungle Cat, Hyena, Jackal, Leopard, and Tiger. These feed on an abundance of herbivorous species such as Sambar, Nilgai, Chausingha, Chital, Wild Boar and Langur.

Essential Info About Sariska National Park

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Sariska National Park Safari Timings

Sariska National Park Safari Timings

Safari in Sariska Tiger Reserve is conducted in two separate time slots, the timings of which different in winter and summer.

- Safari in Winter 

Safari takes places in two slots, Morning and Evening. The winter timings of safari for both the slots are given below:

Morning Safari: 6.30 AM to 10.30 AM
Evening Safari: 2 PM to 6 PM

- Safari in Summer

During the summer season, too, the safari takes places twice a day, viz. Morning and Evening. The summer timings for safari in the Sariska National Park are given below:

Morning Safari: 6 AM to 10 AM
Evening Safari: 2.30 PM to 6.30 PM. 

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Best time to Visit Sariska National Park

Best time to Visit Sariska National Park
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The best time to visit the Sariska National Park starts from October and remains till June. Apart from this, the Sariska National Park is closed from July to September for the visitors. However, if you want to go for the wildlife photography, etc. the part is accessible throughout the year.

You can do the same by booking a ' hide' in one of the water holes, which gives an awesome chance to sight the wildlife of Sariska National Park. But you have to take permission from the Forest Reception Office in prior for the same.
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Flora

Flora
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The forests inside the Sariska national park are the dry deciduous sort with Dhok as the prevailing tree types of delicate to direct inclines constituting more than 90% of the tree shelter. The edges bolster Salar on steep dry slants. Khair and Cheela happen in valley beds. Bamboo develops to a restricted degree along sodden and cooler parts. Aam, Jamun, Arjun and Bahera, which develop in clammy despondency and on nallah banks achieve vast sizes.

The ground spread is fundamentally Ber, and Adusa. Zizyphus and Grewia are great grain species. The dried and fallen leaves of Dhok help the herbivores to hold over the grain lack amid summer months. The woods get to be rich green in the rainstorm months and totally dry in the late spring months.

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Fauna

Fauna
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The national park has a rich wildlife. Jaguar, Hyena, Jackal, and Jungle Cats are the carnivores of the forest. Caracal and Wild Dogs are seen infrequently. Among the prey populace are the Sambhar, Chital, Nilgai, Wild Boar, Hare and Porcupine and so forth. Sariska National Park is one of a kind in creature distribution. The wild creatures here appear to have chosen their territory - limits. Slopka is best to observe the Sambhar, Kundli for Chitals and Tarunda and Kalighati for Nilgai. Four - horned antelopes or Chausingha can be found in the Pondupole Nallah. Chausingha is only Indian and is the main buck on earth with four horns.

Sariska is also known for its populace of the Sariska National Park Safari to regularly spot Langurs and the Rhesus monkeys. Talviksh is the place where the fundamental populace of Rhesus exists and one can see several of them at once. Langurs can be found in vast numbers at Pandupole, Slopka and Kalighati too.

Talking about the bird species, you can have the sight of grey partridge, sand grouse, crested serpent eagle, woodpecker, horned owl, tree pie, bush quail and many more, which can come up to 225 bird species.
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History of Sariska National Park Safari

History of Sariska National Park Safari
Surrounded by the Aravallis, the forest of Sariska has a prominent place in the Mahabharata. According to this epic, this is where the Pandavas spent their last year of banishment. It was also here that the great Bhima was defeated by Lord Hanuman. As a testimony, there is a shrine dedicated to Lord Hanuman here.

Over the years Sariska has attracted the attention of several rulers and Maharaja Jai Singh II had built a fort here, the Kankwari Fort. The jungles of Sariska also served as the hunting ground of the Maharaja of Alwar till hunting was banned in 1955. It was declared as a wildlife reserve and in 1978 it got the status of Sariska Tiger Reserve.

Types of Safari at Sariska National Park Safari

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Jeep Safari

Jeep Safari
The best way to explore Sariska National Park is on a jeep safari. This is a 3-hour expedition with experienced guides. Each trip will take in at least 6 people and it is available in the morning from 6 AM to 10 AM and 2 PM to 6 PM.

Jeep safaris are ideal for exploring the vast expanse of the Park as well as enjoy views of the majestic wildlife that inhabits the place. This is also the best way to capture some of the best pictures of these wonderful animals.
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Canter Safari

Canter Safari
Another way to explore the Park is a Canter Safari which is done in open vans called canters. This is the best way to cover the different zones of the Park, especially when you are travelling in large groups.

This type of safari takes about 20 people at a time and it covers all the 4 zones of the Park. Timings are from 6 AM to 10 AM and 2 PM to 6 PM.

It is best to book your safari prior to your visit as the demand for these safaris is high especially during peak seasons. The timings of the safaris change according to the seasons.
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How to reach Sariska National Park

How to reach Sariska National Park
- Air: The nearest airport to Sariska National Park is the Jaipur Airport. The distance from the airport to the Park is 122 km which can be covered by road or rail. Direct bus and taxi services are available from the airport to Alwar which is where the Park is located.

- Rail: The nearest railhead is the Alwar railway station and it is located at a distance of 37 km from the Park. This railway station is directly connected to several major cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur and several others.

- Road: Sariska National Park is well connected by road and there are several bus and taxi services plying this route. Both private and Government buses and taxis are available from all major cities in Rajasthan.

Best Places to Stay in Sariska

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The Sariska Palace

The Sariska Palace
A blend of regal and French architectural style is seen in the famous Sariska Palace resort located at the edge of the national Park. It is a major resort which has a prominent place among the other Sariska resorts. There are beautiful suites and standard rooms in the resort with proper amenities along with impeccable services.

Wildlife safari, sightseeing excursion etc are quite possible when you stay in this resort since it is located very close to the serene forests and ancient temples around. Along with a positive stay, you can also indulge in indoor as well as outdoor games such tennis. Swimming pool, fitness and spa centre, lawns and courtyards etc are the particular features of the resort to attract more tourists toward here.

Amenities: Swimming pool, restaurant and dining space, fitness and spa centre, lawns and courtyards, tennis court etc are the major highlights of the resort.
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  • Discover an unknown, enchanting part of Sariska by staying in this beautiful Sariska Wildlife Camps, which are exquisite holiday destinations, you are up, close and personal with nature and are located in the vicinity of Sariska Tiger Reserve. 
  • The resort is loaded with all the modern amenities, allowing its guests to spend some quality time with their loved ones. 
  • The tent stays in Sariska Wildlife Camps are fully equipped with modern facilities, have canvas walls and are located in total solitude, giving you time to spend some private time with your loved ones.
  • Swimming pool, gazebos, sitting area and many more, the resort has enough space to unwind yourself, allowing you to relax in the lap of nature. 
  • Sariska Tiger Reserve is just 16 km from the resorts.
  • Check In: 11 AM and Check Out: 10 AM


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Sariska Resort

Sariska Resort
Sariska Resort is a legacy style budget resort situated close Siliserh Lake and Sariska tiger Reserve, which is only 3 Kms and 20 kms far from Sariska Resort respectively. In spite of the fact that Sariska Resort is situated inside outskirts of Sariska Tiger Reserve, Sariska Resort has dazzling scenery of Aravali Hills keeping in mind sitting at housetop or in lavish green open yards one can appreciate the excellence of Aravali Hillls.

Amenities: The Sariska Resort has 10 rooms, which are equipped with all the modern amenities like 24 hours running hot and cold water, sit out area, and comfortable cots. The restaurant at Sariska Resort offers delicious delicacies, which will definitely savor your taste buds

Location: The Sariska Resort is just 20 km from the Sariska Tiger Reserve.
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Sariska Tiger Heaven Resort

Sariska Tiger Heaven Resort
Sariska Tiger Heaven offers clean unpolluted air with a sylvan environment, making it the ideal getaway to peace and serenity. Situated on the inclines of the Western Hills of Sariska Tiger Reserve, it is spread more than 5 sections of land, ignoring the slopes, with undulating scene specked by various local trees, bushes, and plants.

Amenities: The Sariska Tiger Heaven Resort has 16 luxury tents, 14 spacious rooms, and 10 cottages, which are constructed with stone and terracotta roof. Moreover, in the restaurant here, you can have a chance to taste some of the most delicious Rajasthani cuisines.

Location: It is under 4 hours from the capital of India-Delhi and under 2 hours from Jaipur-the capital of Rajasthan
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PRIM Resorts

PRIM Resorts
Prim resorts in Sariska absolutely stands out as one of the favourite resorts among the topmost Sariska resorts. Close to the Sariska Tiger Reserve, the resort offers a wide range of beautiful sights around it. The lakes, Aravalli ranges and the picturesque view of horizon together make the stay in this resort more peaceful and romantic. Adventure activities are also an attraction of the resort.

Since there are plenty of forests around, the weather will always be nurturing your heart. Near to the resort is the Tiger Reserve and Siliserh Lake where you can indulge in thrilling activities such as jungle safari, spotting the wild tigers, jet skiing, water scooters and boating. The hospitality of the resort is commendable and you can find the best modern amenities here.

Amenities: Vast swimming pool, landscaped courtyards, panoramic view of the Tiger Reserve and Siliserh Lake, Indoor and Outdoor activities and games etc. The resort also offers a Sariska National Park Safari to make your stay a memorable one.
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V Resorts Sariska

V Resorts Sariska
V Resort is one among the best ones in Sariska resorts. It allows you to get a favorite time close to nature since it is located near the Sariska tiger reserve in Alwar of Rajasthan. It lies in the Tehla village and it is standing solely in this particular region near to the national park why it becomes one of the most demanded resorts around Sariska.

It is very much possible to wake up to the calls of rare birds in the surrounding forests. Refreshing days are a promise while you choose to stay at this resort when you take up a tour of Sariska at any point of time. Traditional food, quiet ambiance, well-acclaimed hospitality and the access to explore the rustic life of Sariska are the prominent features attracting tourists toward this particular resort. Rooms are of tented types with canvas roof coupled with proper dining space and poolside spots and, common room.

Amenities: Gazebo, Sit outs, Poolside space, V unwind common room, Rajasthani Thali.
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Gulmohar Sariska Resort

Gulmohar Sariska Resort
Lulled in the lap of nature, Gulmohar Sariska resort catches the eyes of tourists with its proximity to the national Park of Rajasthan. It is one of the best Sariska resorts with proper facilities that promise luxury and comfort at its best. Inside the resort, you can witness the fusion of traditional and modern architectural styles.

Luxurious rooms with wooden floors as well as Rajasthani marble floors offer a flamboyant view of the neighbouring forests and salubrious nature. Multi facilitated rooms with AC and heating inside and TV give a perfect stay here. Since it is located near the national park and the historical sites, sightseeing, jungle safari and tours can be done so easily.

Amenities: 24-hour room service, swimming pool, drive-in parking, lush green lawns, nature farm inside the resort premises, laundry service
indoor games like table tennis, chess, carom, outdoor games like cricket, football, badminton and volleyball, taxi service on call, sightseeing arrangement, doctor on call and multi-cuisine restaurant.
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Aamod Resort

Aamod Resort
Located between Sariska Tiger Reserve and Alwar city, Aamod Resort offers a comfort stay along with proper amenities. Due to its close proximity to nature, the resort extends peaceful ambiance in and around it. The tourists coming here will definitely go through a magical experience of such a picturesque atmosphere. A heritage look of the resort from outside coupled with modern amenities inside attracts people to enjoy the stay. A multi- cuisine restaurant providing good food is the major feature of this resort.

Here you will get chances to indulge in some adventurous activities as well along with multiple outdoor games such as football, air hockey, volleyball, cricket, basketball and some favourite indoor games also. A spa therapy will come along with the stay that will let you find peace of mind. There are facilities for both day and residential conferences since it has a huge spacious hall that can accommodate more than 100 people at a time.

Amenities: Swimming pool, spacious rooms, spa massage, multi-cuisine restaurant, adventurous games as well as indoor and outdoor games, close to nature.

Places to Visit in and around Sariska National Park

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The Kankwari Fort

The Kankwari Fort
Kankwari Fort in Alwar is one of the major attractions for the visitors inside the national park. The old Kankwari Fort lies in the cushion region of the national park around 21 km from its main entrance. Despite the fact that the fort is lesser known however it holds unique centrality ever. Kankwari Fort in Alwar is flanked with hillocks secured with lavish manors and sprawling green glades that add to the magnificence of the generally destroyed fortification.

Location: The Kankwari Fort is located on SH 29A, Rund Kankwari.

Timings: 8 AM to 12 PM and 3 PM to 6 PM
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The Ancient Shiva Temples

While you are in Rajasthan, you ought to never miss an opportunity to visit the Ancient Shiva sanctuary. The national park is acclaimed for untamed life tourism as well as for profound tourism where the Neelkanth Temple of sixth thirteenth century AD is giving the comfort to the tourists.The old Shiva sanctuary or the Neelkanth sanctuary is primarily committed to Lord Shiva.

Arranged in a separated slope close to the park this sanctuary can be come to by a lofty rock. While you are at the sanctuary, photography is disallowed. The little case like sanctums outside the sanctuary are clerics' graves. The sanctuary sits on a little level ringed by low slopes where the old protective divider is still unmistakable. It's said that the sanctuaries stayed protected in light of the fact that honey bees pursued Aurangzeb away when he attempted to assault them.
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Bhangarh fort

Bhangarh fort
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In the event that you cherish listening to apparition stories or a portion of the spooky stories and stories then this spot is an absolute necessity visit in Rajasthan. Visit the spooky and the most spooky spot in India Bhangarh Fort, situated amongst Jaipur and Delhi. Bhangarh is known for its demolished structures and is a compositionally noteworthy site which has some part of untold stories.

This is another best places to visit near the national park.While you are investigating the fortification likewise visit the wonderful structures, for example, the Hindu Mandir of Gopinath, Shiv, Hanuman, Ganesh and so on and the feeling will give you a chance to overlook all the dull in your life. What's more, yes folks don't set out to stay there for a night.
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Hanuman Temple

Hanuman Temple
While you are on a trip to Rajasthan visit the Hanuman Temple which is another best places to visit near the national park. This is one of the most visited temples in Sariska which is inside the sanctuary. Get amazed by the amazing beauty of the rocks and the stunning architecture.

Situated amidst elevated verdant hill extension of the Aravalli range this Hanuman Temple l is surely the must visit place for you. The Hanuman Temple of Sariska has a giant idol of Lord Hanuman and one can find langurs, macaques and several types of birds. If you are visiting this place during the monsoon season then you can see the mesmerizing waterfall.

Timings: Opens from 5:00 AM to 10:00 PM
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Siliserh Lake

Siliserh Lake
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There is another unequivocal spot which is an unquestionable must visit for you while you are in Rajasthan. Siliserh Lake is arranged only 13 Kms from Alwar city furthermore can be utilized as stop over before you proceed onward Sariska National Park, Lake is that delightful that everybody need to stay for some additional time, Lovely Siliserh Lake Palace gives choice to stay with a stunning perspective of 10.5 Kms lake, Beautiful sceneries of Aravali slopes includes it excellence, One can spend numerous hours by simply observing of the lake from Terrace of Lake Palace Siliserh.

Lake was worked by maharaja Vinay Singh in the year 1845, The Lake and supply of Siliserh was made by Maharaja for individuals of Alwar, on the grounds that water can be directed to Alwar city An excellent Lake royal residence was likewise worked by Maharaja for his dearest spouse Shila, It was utilized as Lake castle and chasing lodge.
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Bhartrihari Temple

This beautiful temple is over 1000 years old and it is dedicated to Bhartrihari Baba the then ruler of Ujjain. It is built in traditional Rajasthani style with floral columns, open corridors and beautiful arches.

Legends have it that the Bhartrihari Baba was blessed with magical powers and can fulfil wishes made at this temple. The disciples of Baba keep a lamp alight at all times as well as a Dhuni or fireplace that is ablaze at all times.

The Bhartrihari Temple celebrates all festivals of Lord Shiva and there is a fair held in the Temple every year in the month of Bhadrapada which usually falls between August to September.
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  1. What are the best places to stay in Sariska for couples?

    1. Utsav Camp Sariska: A picturesque stay amidst the natural setting of the Aravali ranges, Utsav Camp in Sariska offers a fantastic refuge in the lap of nature. From luxury tents to sleek stone cabins, the intimate, cozy setting of the Camp makes for an ideal romantic getaway. From camping under the stars to talking a hike along the nature trails- the options are endless here.
    2. Trees n Tigers:  A luxury wildlife resort overlooking the stunning Aravalli ranges, Trees n Tigers offers its guests a fantastic cultural experience. Home to sprawling green lawns visited by a large number of migratory bird species, the experience offered by the resort is one-of-a-kind.
    3. The Sariska Retreat:  A quaint, romantic retreat in an idyllic setting, the Sariska Retreat offers a modest yet luxurious lodging to its guests. Apart from its deluxe rooms and luxury cottages, the resort offers a number of activities such as stargazing, trekking, morning picnics, and more.
    4. Sariska Safari Lodge: An eco-friendly lodging in the scenic Aravallis, Sariska Safari Lodge offers a humble stay. The beauty of the simple cottages is complemented by the well-landscaped lawns and the scenic skyline of the place.
  2. How much does Jeep safari in Sariska National Park cost?

    The National Park is divided into 4 zones. The zone-wise cost chart is as follows:
    For Indian Nationals-
     Zone 1, 2, and 3: Rs. 999 per passenger.
    Zone 4: Rs. 399 per passenger.

    For Foreign Nationals-
    Zone 1,2 and 3: Rs. 1,699 per passenger
    Zone 4: Rs. 799 per passenger.
  3. Which animals are found in Sariska National Park?

    The National Park is home to a number of carnivores such as hyenas, jackals, tigers, and jungle cats. Wild boars, nilgais, sambals and langurs can also be spotted here. Sariska is also known for its vast population of rhesus monkeys.
  4. Is Sariska worth visiting?

    Yes, Sariska National Park is worth visiting for the sheer variety of wildlife that inhabits this expansive reserve. Although the Park is known for tigers you can also find jaguars, hyenas, wild boars, nilgai, four-horned antelopes, sambar and many others. The forests of Sariska is also home to a wide variety of birds such as crested serpent eagle, tree pie, golden back woodpecker and lots more.
  5. Which is better, Ranthambore or Sariska?

    Depending on the time of the year both these Parks offer great wildlife sightings. However, for tiger sightings Ranthambore is better than Sariska. Ranthambore is especially famous for the tigers and also has a huge area where you can have a great time spotting other animals as well.
  6. Are personal vehicles allowed in Sariska?

    Personal vehicles are allowed only on Saturdays and Tuesdays and only till the Hanuman Temple. Personal vehicles are not allowed for safaris and to explore the other parts of the Park.
  7. What is Sariska National Park famous for?

    Sariska National Park is famous for tigers and other wild cats such as jaguars, leopards, jungle cats as well as hyenas, jackals and civets. It is a great place to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature and have some adventurous time spotting different animals.
  8. How many tigers are there in Sariska National Park?

    According to the latest reports, there are 20 tigers in the Sariska National Park.
  9. How far is Sariska from Alwar?

    The distance from Alwar to Sariska is 41.7 km via the NH248A. Local taxis and buses are easily available to travel from Alwar to Sariska.
  10. How can I go to Sariska National Park from Delhi?

    The distance from Delhi to Sariska National Park is 203.4 km and the best way to travel is by road or rail. There are several private and government buses plying this route. You can also book a taxi from Delhi to Sariska. The nearest railhead is Alwar station with direct trains from Delhi. The nearest airport is Jaipur Sanganer Airport in Jaipur which is at a distance of 110 km from Sariska.