of India. In 1979, it was brought under the
Project Tiger and was given a status of national park in 1982.
The beautiful Siliserh Lake runs along the edge of the
reserve, with a hunting lodge overlooking the sanctuary.
Vegetation in the Sariska National Park
The landscape in Sariska National Park comprises of low hills,
wide valleys, steep escarpment, hill plateaus and narrow
valleys of the Aravali hill range. The topography supports
scrub-thorn arid forests, dry deciduous forests, rocks and
grasses. The major plants that one can find here are dhok,
khair, tendu and ber. The plants remain lush and green during
the monsoon and summers. Today, Sariska is a major milk
producing region, and cattle have crowded the forestlands and
pastures around the park, so that the population of wildlife
has shrunk to the limits of the park alone. Human population
and the presence of religious spots around and inside the park
have further led to the deterioration of the environment.
Wildlife Attractions in the Sariska National Park
The Sariska National Park is known for its tigers. According
to the latest available data, there are about 35 tigers in the
park here. Besides tiger, Sariska has a very good population
of Sambhar, Chital, Nilgai, Leopard, Jackal, Hyena, Wild dog,
Four-horned Antelope, Wild Boar, Common Langur, Caracal,
Jungle Cat, Porcupines and Crocodiles. Besides animals various
birds can also be seen in Sariska National Park like Grey
Partridges, White-breasted Kingfisher, Golden-backed
woodpecker, Peacock, Red Spurfowl, Pigeons, Quails, Sand
Grouses, Kites, Parakeets, Eagle, Owl and Vultures. Water
holes have also been created at various spots in the
sanctuary. These water holes are now acting as the nerve
centers of the sanctuary and various animals can be easily
seen here during summers. Various tourists often gather at the
hides located close to the waterholes to view and photograph
Climate in the Sariska National Park
Sariska experience tropical climate, so here the summer are
extreme hot and same is the condition in winter season too.
But even then people prefer to travel to Sariska in summers
because due to the heat, the wild animals are found hovering
around the water spots and it's a sheer delight to watch them.
Jungle Safari in the Sariska National Park
The Sariska National Park offers a wide range of activities
such as a jungle safari in and around the park in the morning
and evening, observing the wildlife at the waterholes, or
photographing wildlife from the many hideouts
provided in the park.
Best time to visit Sariska National Park
The sanctuary can be visited throughout the year except during
July and August when animals move to higher ground. The best
season to visit the park is from November to June. June is the
best month for game viewing. The best way to visit the Sariska
National Park is either by having a Jeep Safari or Canter
How to reach Sariska National Park
Jaipur is the nearest airport which is about 110 km.
Alwar is nearest railway station connected with all major
cities inside and outside Rajasthan.
A network of bus services joins Sariska with many nearby
places. Alwar, Jaipur and New Delhi are the main nearby