National Park travel information, Rajasthan
Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary in Rajasthan is situated only 200 km from Delhi
and 107 km from Jaipur. Although larger than Ranthambore, it is less commercialized
and has less tigers but a similar topography. The wide range of wildlife
here is a wonderful example of ecological adoption and tolerance, for
the climate here is variable as well as erratic.
The park bears a completely different look in the summer months and in
the months post-monsoon. It looks extremely dry in the summers and becomes
dense and lush green after the monsoons.
Sharp cliffs of hills and narrow valleys of the Aravallis dominate the
landscape of Sariska, whose forests are dry and deciduous. There aren't
many good water bodies present within the park complex. There is a small
lake to the left of the main road only a small distance from the entrance,
which dries in the summers.
There is some excellent grassland with water channels passing all over
them. The forest area is mostly of the dry deciduous type with Dhok, Khair,
Tendu, Ber, Surwal and Goria making up a majority of the vegetation.
The Sariska National Park is home to several carnivores including Leopard,
Wild Dog, Jungle Cat, Hyena, Jackal, and Tiger. These feed on an abundance
of prey species such as Sambar, Chital, Nilgai, Chausingha, Wild Boar
and Langur. Sariska is also well known for its large population of Rhesus
Monkeys, which are found in large numbers around Talvriksh.
avian population in the park is also very healthy. During late summer
and in the monsoon months, it is possible to find large numbers of peacocks
in their dancing postures. Some of the bird species visible in the park
are - Peafowl, Red Jungle Fowl, Spur Fowls, White Breasted Kingfishers,
Golden Backed Woodpeckers, Great Indian Horned Owls, Quails, Partridges,
Sangrouse, Tree Pies, Crested Serpent Eagles, Parakeets, Drongos, Sunbirds
The ideal way to explore the reserve is in your own vehicle. To go onto
the jungle routes, you need to take an authorised guide. These guides
can be booked at the reception of most of the hotels at the entrance,
the park office and at the entrance. The other way that one can explore
the remote areas of the jungle is by hiring a jeep from either the hotel
or from the local jeep operators.
How to Reach
Air : Jaipur is the nearest airport from Sariska at a distance 107-kms.
By Rail : The
nearest railway station is at Alwar (37-kms).
By Road : Sariska
wildlife sanctuary is situated off the Delhi-Alwar-Jaipur Road. Jaipur
is located at a distance of 107-kms and Delhi at 200-kms from Sariska.
Sariska is well connected with Alwar, which is further directly connected
with bus services from Delhi and Jaipur.
Rajasthan In Details
National Park of India