Sariska Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan is a famous Wildlife Sanctuary nestled in the Aravalli hills in the Alwar district of Rajasthan state in India. One of the most renowned wildlife parks in India - Sariska National Park is a must visit destination on any tour to Rajasthan. Indianholiday offers online information and bookings for Tours to Sariska Rajasthan.
Sariska was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1958 and came to be enlisted under the 'Project Tiger' as a tiger reserve in 1979. Numerous tourists from worldwide embark on tours to Sariska Rajasthan every year as the region is easily accessible from major Indian cities like Delhi and Jaipur. The Sariska Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan occupies a total area of about 800 sq. km, with the core area of the park being approximately 500 sq. km. The Northern Aravali Hills provide an enchanting backdrop to the park, with its sharp cliffs and long valleys.
Witness an exemplary example of ecological adoption and tolerance while on tour to Sariska in Rajasthan. The abundant occurrence of a varied and diverse wildlife at Sariska ensures that the climate here remains variable and erratic.
Sariska is a prime tiger country, and the landscape here chiefly comprises of undulating plateau lands and wide valleys. The topography of the Sariska Tiger Reserve supports the growth of scrub-thorn arid forests, dry deciduous forests, rocks and grasses. The varied flora that you will come across while on tours to Sariska Rajasthan includes Dhok - found in abundance in the region, Bamboo, Boswellia serreta, Lannea coromandelica, Kattha besides a host of other varieties.
The major wild animals that you will encounter while on Tours to Sariska Rajasthan includes Spotted Deer, Sambar, Blue Bull, Tiger, Leopard, Caracal, Rusty Spotted Cat, Jungle Cat, Four-horned Antelope, Wild Boar, Jackal, Hyena, and others. Sariska is also well known as the habitat of Rhesus Monkeys, and your Sariska Tour will also introduce you to these monkeys which are commonly found around Talvriksh.
Spot an enchanting variety of avifauna on tours to Sariska Rajasthan. The commonly spotted species are Peafowl, Grey Partridge, Bush Quail, Sand Grouse, Tree Pie, Golden backed Woodpecker, crested Serpent Eagle and The Great Indian horned Owl.
Generally, during mornings and evenings, the wild animals in Sariska Tiger Reserve head towards the numerous water holes lying scattered all around the park. Hence, these are considered the ideal periods for visitors to spot rare wildlife from close quarters while on tours to Sariska Rajasthan.
There are numerous adventure options awaiting you on your tour to Sariska in Rajasthan. You can indulge in exciting activities like wildlife viewing by jeep safari, bird watching, nature walks, camel & horse safaris, sightseeing tours and visits to the nearby villages, etc.
How to Reach Sariska National Park
By Air -The nearest airport to Sariska in Rajasthan is at Jaipur (180 km).
By Rail -The nearest rail junction lies at Alwar, located about 35 km from Sariska. Buses and taxis are easily available from here to reach Sariska.
By Road -Direct buses ply regularly from Delhi and Jaipur to reach Sariska via Alwar.