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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

    • 01Sariska National Park Safari

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      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. 

    • 02Best 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.
    • 03Flora

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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.

    • 04Fauna

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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.
    • Best Places to Stay in Sariska

    • 05Sariska 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.
    • 06Sariska 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
    • 07PRIM 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.
    • 08V 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.
    • 09The 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.
    • 10Gulmohar 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.
    • 11Sariska Tiger Camp Resort

      Nestled amidst the Aravalli ranges and lush green forests, Sariska Tiger Camp Resort amuses everyone's eyes. Among the top resorts in the region, this particular one has more demand. It is also considered as one of the topmost among Sariska resorts. The surrounding is rich in a green and wildlife collection and the resort has perfect amenities and services letting the guests stay in pure comfort and luxury.

      You can indulge in some fun activities such as ethnic village visit, camel safari, jeep safari, horse riding etc since the resort is located in a close proximity to the locations where you get these activities. Well-furnished rooms which display the traditional architectural styles are the major highlight of the resort. There is space for Yoga and wellness as well along with swimming pool and vast lawns and courtyards.

      Amenities: Swimming pool, Royal Club, Green surrounding, Ethnic rooms etc are the major highlights accompanied with a Sariska National Park Safari during your stay.
    • 12Aamod 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

    • 13The 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
    • 14The 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.
    • 15The Sariska Palace

      Make your Rajasthan trip additionally stunning as you visit The Sariska Palace which is a standout amongst the most gone to put in Rajasthan. Worked by the Maharaja of Alwar at the edge of the Sariska National Park this royal residence was a chasing lodge for the Maharajas. The insides of Sariska Palace is a mix of French and great architecture.

      The encompassing is rich in green and natural life gathering and the resort has immaculate luxuries and administrations giving the visitors a chance to stay in unadulterated solace and extravagance. Yoga and health also alongside swimming pool and incomprehensible yards and patio will add an amazement to your stay. For a complete unwinding, there is a swimming pool, wellness and spa, and a tennis patio for some workout.
    • 16Hanuman 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
    • 17Pandupol

      There is another sanctuary which is an absolute necessity visit place in the best places to visit close to the Sariska National Sanctuary. This stand-out Padupol is altogether different from alternate sanctuaries. Pandupol is a Hanuman sanctuary, situated inside Sariska wildernesses. Legend has it, that the Pandavas invested their energy in a state of banishment ('Agyatvaas') here for the break. Not at all like most different sanctuaries, the symbol of Hanuman here is in a leaning back position which makes it exceptionally uncommon from alternate sanctuaries.

      Highlights: The intriguing thing about the sanctuary is that it was the point at which the sanctuary was fabricated it was hindered which was broken upon by Bheem, the most capable of the Pandavas with his Gada (mace). The outcome was an entryway like opening in the stone out of which streams a characteristic water stream.

      Timings: Opens from 5:00 AM to 10:00 PM
    • 18Bhangarh 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.
    • 19Siliserh 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.
    • How to Reach Sariska National Park

    • 20Distance and Routes from Major Cities

      1) Delhi
      The distance from New Delhi to Sariska National Park, Rajasthan is approximately 215 km.

      -By Air
      If you are travelling by flight then you can take a flight till the Delhi airport around 163 km away, and procure a transport or taxi from that point, for reaching Sariska.

      -By Train
      The nearest railway station from Sariska is Alwar, which is at a distance of approximately 37 km. The station is connected to Delhi through Jaipur-Delhi Express. From Alwar, you can take a taxi to reach Sariska. There are also regular bus services for the place.

      -By Road
      If you are travelling by car the best way to reach Sariska from Delhi is by road, a journey of about 3 hours 50 minutes by car which will cover a distance of 158 km.

      2) Jaipur
      The distance from Jaipur to Sariska National Park is 121 km.

      -By Air
      If you are travelling by flight then the nearest airport of Jaipur is at a distance of 107 km, from Sariska. The airport is all around associated with the real urban areas of India, for example, Delhi, Agra, Jodhpur and Mumbai, through general flights. 

      -By Train
      The nearest railway station from Sariska is Alwar, which is at a distance of approximately 37 km. The station is connected to Jaipur through Jaipur-Delhi Express. From Alwar, you can take a taxi to reach Sariska. There are also regular bus services for the place.

      -By Road
      If you are travelling by NH21 then it will be 120 km from Jaipur to Sariska
      If you are travelling through NH248 and RJ SH 13 then you will be covering a total distance of 120 km from Jaipur to Sariska.