Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary
In This Section :
Introduction, Park Facts, Features, Wildlife, Temples,
Kankwadi Fort, Activities, Transportation, Accommodation, Tour Packages.
Facts about the Park
107 kms from Jaipur, 37 kms North East of Alwar
500 kms (core area)
Park Attractions :
Wildlife, Temples, Fort
Best Time To Visit :
October to March
Sariska National Park Introduction
Sariska National Park, located some 37 kms from the disrict of Alwar, is a
great place to spend exciting and adventurous vacations. Lined up by a
number of hills of Aravali, the region is bifurcated into many narrow
valleys that criss cross at many places. Sariska National Park used to be
the hunting grounds for the royal family of Alwar. The area was declared a
wildlife sanctuary in the year 1955. In 1979 the park was entitled the
status of a national park and at present serves to protect some of the
endangered species found in the region.
Sariska lies bounded by Aravali Hills, some 37 kms from the city of Alwar
in the state of Rajasthan. The topography of Sariska bears a good
resemblance to yet another sanctuary Ranthambhore National Park. The sheer
slopes of the hills overlook this sanctuary and form narrow valleys at many
places. Decidous forests provide the covers to a great many untamed species.
The park area see a lot of arid vegetation; bushes and thorns are spread at
large here. There are numerous water holes in the park that support a large
number of avian and amphibian population. There are few ancient monuments
located within this park. These monuments gives an idea about the park
status in the past.
Wildlife at Sariska National Park
Sariska National Park homes great many species of woodland animals. The
topography and climate is one key factor responsible for biological
diversity prevalent within the park premises. Tiger is one of the many
species people come looking for. Sariska, like Ranthambhore National Park is
home to the diurnal tigers. Although, their number is less nowadays, but
encounters do take place. Some other jungle species include leopard, wild
dog, hyena, jackal, sambar, chital, nilgai, chausingha, wild boar and
The avian population consist of species of peafowl, sand grouse, tree pie,
serpent eagle, Indian horned owl. The bird population often dwell near the
water holes and their nests can be seen on the trees and in the bushes
These ancient Shiva temples, known as Neelkanth Temples are additional
attractions for the tourists. The temples were built during 6th and 13th
century A.D. Ravaged by the time only ruins of these popular worshipping
places are left. One of the temples, however, is still functional and often
visited by the tourists.
Known as Kankwadi Fort, this medieval fort bears a good historical
importance. The fort was built by the mughal rulers and as such features the
popular Mughal architecture. Now in ruins, this fort is believed to be the
restricted place where Aurangzeb had detained and murdered his brother.
Activities You Can Take Part In
At Sariska there are pretty many exercises one can engage in. It is one of
the few places in the state where you can go for an adventure exploration.
The terrains, wildlife, jungle environment welcomes you with all the
adrenalin running in your blood and heart thumping out aloud.
Adventure enthusiasts, environmentalists and animal lovers are almost
obsessed to spot the wild - wild Tiger. A large number of tourists come
chasing this big cat and spotting one means a great inspiration. Besides
that, there are numerous birds for bird watchers, their habitat and natural
settings. Jeep Safaris provide an extra dimension to the wild exploration.
Further, the ancient monuments and temples make the trip more exciting and
enlightening. These attractions are great add ons to the park.
Transportation Services for Sariska
The nearest airport to Saiska is the Jaipur Airport.
The airport is about 107 kms away.
Train services are available upto the Alwar town.
The railway station is about 37 kms from Sariska National Park.
Long distance bus service are available from many
places, including the national capital - Delhi. The park lies off the
Places Where You can Stay
Accommodation at Sariska are provided by several hotels and resorts. Some
popular ones are given below:
Sariska Palace (Heritage Hotel), Hotel Tiger Den (RTDC).
Sariska National Park Tour Packages
- Wildife Holiday Packages
In India (15 Days)
: The package provides for wildlife tours at places including
Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary, Ranthambhore National Park and Keoladeo
Ghana National Park. There are arrangements for Jeep Safaris at these
destinations and sight-seeing tours for Delhi, Agra and Jaipur city. The
tour plan is as - Delhi, Sariska, Jaipur, Ranthambore, Bharatpur, Agra,
- Land Of The Tiger (16 Days)
: The package provides for the famous national parks - home to the
Indian tiger. Among the places to be visited are the Keoladeo Ghana
National Park and the famous Ranthambhore National park. The tour,
further, takes you to yet other places like Bandavgarh National Park,
Red Fort and Taj Mahal. A great package for adventure enthusiasts and
- Trail To The Taj Mahal (16 Days)
: The tour takes you to the famous wildlife reserves of Rajasthan -
Ranthambhore and Bharatpur. Besides them, you will also get to see some
of the best monuments of India, including the marvelous Taj Mahal. All
you need is to cycle some distance and it is worth. The tour starts from
and concludes at Delhi.
- Taj, Tigers and Temples
: Get the maximum exposure of Ranthambhore and Bharatpur wildlife
reserves. This eight days tour package makes all arrangements for an
adventurous tour encompassing several ciries like Sawai Madhopur,
Jaipur, Agra and Delhi. The tour plan is as - Delhi, Agra, Bharatpur,
Jaipur, Ranthambore, Delhi.