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Sariska National Park

Information about the Sariska National Park

Sariska National park is one of the India’s most exciting wildlife reserves. Sariska National Park lies in the eastern part of Rajasthan in Alwar and in the backdrop of Aravali hills. This park is spread over a core area of 498 square km. This park can be easily reached from Alwar, Delhi and Jaipur and about 40 km from Alwar and 107 km from Jaipur. Once, Sariska was the hunting ground of the Maharajas of Alwar, but later became a wildlife sanctuary in 1958 by the government

Sariska National Park Rajasthan

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 the animals.

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 Safari.

How to reach Sariska National Park
By Air:

Jaipur is the nearest airport which is about 110 km.

By Rail:

Alwar is nearest railway station connected with all major cities inside and outside Rajasthan.

By Road:

A network of bus services joins Sariska with many nearby places. Alwar, Jaipur and New Delhi are the main nearby places.


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