Sariska Tiger Reserve, Rajasthan
Sariska had lost its identity when no tigers were left there, but efforts made its revival with the relocation of tigers from Ranthambore National Park. Now Sariska has 12 tigers (including newborn cubs), Tiger sighting chances are very good if you efforts are good (hire good guide and experienced driver, enter into right zone or you can simply contact us). To know more about Sariska, its flora & fauna, and other details, check our Sariska destination page
How to Reach
Sariska Tiger Reserve is situated in the Rajasthan state of India. Alwar is the closest city, which is around 35 km from Sariska. The nearest major city from Sariska is Delhi, which is around 200 km (4 hours drive) and Jaipur, which is 107 km (2 hours drive) km from Sariska.
Activities in Sariska
Safari at Sariska Tiger Reserve. can be done in two way –
Gypsy Safari (6 seaters)
Canter Safari (20 seaters)
Boating and sightseeing at Siliserh Lake
Siliserh Lake is a beautiful lake in the northeastern part of the Rajasthan. It was built by Maharaja Vinay Singh so that water can be channeled to the beautiful and colorful city Alwar. The background of the lake which is by the Aravalli Hills is so eye pleasing, that lot of tourist make a stopover at this place to breathe nature and its tranquility. The lake is situated in the midst of the wooded inclines of Aravalli Ranges, serving as an asylum to exotic varieties of migratory birds.
Bhangarh Fort is a 17th-century fort is situated in the midst of Aravalli Hills of Alwar district of Rajasthan. Most famously known as ‘Bhoot Bangla’ or the ‘House of Ghosts’ due to innumerable stories. Sayings of people’s spirit surround the boundary of the forts is most common to be heard. However, this fort is unique in its own way offering you an insight of the palace and the temples inside. The temple inside the fort is dedicated to Lord Hanuman and Mahadeva. However, these stories are mouth traveled, hence, it is absolutely safe to travel here in the day time. Bhangarh Fort is almost 47 km. from Sariska, which takes an hour and a half to reach.
Pandupol is another place which you may wish to travel. It is an ancient temple which dates back to the Mahabharata times. It is for sure a call out for all the tourist who visit the place. Since, it is devoted to Lord Hanuman, this place resides hundreds of monkeys and langurs. It is being said, Pandavas chose this place in their exile period thus giving it much valued historical significance.
Best Time to Visit
For safaris, Sariska park is open from 1st October to 31st June. In Monsoons (July to September), the park is closed for Safari. However, one can go inside the park on every Tuesday and Saturday to visit Pandupol Temple (situated 20 kms from park gate) round the year.
Our advice to all wildlife lovers is to avoid safaris on Tuesday and Saturdays as a lot of people come in their own vehicles to worship that day and private vehicles are allowed to enter the park (only on the main route from park gate to Pandupol temple).
During Winters (October to February) when the weather is quite a comfortable one can expect to see a large number of birds (including migratory) such as Demoiselle Crane, Ruddy Shelduck and etc. Behaviour of Sambar Deer (males) during courtship such as decoration of its body with grass & twigs, rolling into mud, rutting call for calling female deers, fighting between stags for mating rights is worth watching. The probability of a tiger sighting is also good during winters.
The best time for tiger sightings in Sariska are during Summers (March to June) as there is higher probability of finding them near water bodies in which they spend more time to cool themselves from the scorching heat. For photography, lighting conditions are favorable during early morning and late evening.
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Sariska Trip Reports and Guides
- Sariska Tiger Reserve Tour – June, 2015
- Sariska Tiger Reserve Trip during Monsoons
- List of Wildlife Destinations Near Delhi
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