Sariska national park
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Sariska national park

  • Location :  Rajasthan

  • Coverage area : 788 sq. km 

  • Main attraction : Tiger, Spotted Deer And Wild Boar 

  • Best time to visit : November to June

  • Nearby excursion : Shiva Temples, Bhangarh Fort, Hanuman temple and Pandupol

  • Nearby cities : Alwar

The national park is around 800 sq km extended in all directions and is situated in the Aravali hills. The whole area can be separated into dry deciduous forests, grasslands and dry arid regions. The whole area is covered by dhok trees which are home to many animals and birds. The place is the most visited national parks of the country and is looked after by the Government of Rajasthan.

Sariska National park is situated in the Alwar region of Rajasthan. The park has got two lakes namely, Siliserh Lake and Jai Samand Lake. The lakes have got many crocodiles and water snakes.


Location of sariska national park

The national park is located in the Alwar region of Jaipur in Rajasthan. It is about 107 km away from Jaipur. The whole territory of the national park covers around 800 sq km and is looked after by the Government of Rajasthan. The Sariska Tiger reserve is well set in the Aravali hills, and the whole area is covered with grasslands, dry deciduous forests, fields, rough scenes, towering cliffs and steep rocky landscapes.

There are two central lakes inside the National Park which are home to many animals especially crocodiles and water snakes and other animals living on land and water. It is one of the familiar getaway places of tourists.


Geographical landscape of the national park

Sariska has got many hills and narrow gorges as it is located in the hilltop of Aravali ranges. The landscape of Sariska has plenty of vegetation like arid and sandy forests, tropical forests, dried grasslands and towering cliffs. The entire region of Sariska consists of minerals especially copper, although mining is banned in the region of Sariska as it was declared as the reserve for tigers.


Nearby wildlife sanctuaries

  • Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary

  • Ranthambore National Park

  • Desert National Park

  • Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Kumbalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Sita Mata Wildlife Sanctuary


The climatic conditions of the area

The weather of Sariska is not so specific. The summer months are usually recorded to be very hot as there is dry vegetation and the temperature might be around 49 C. tourists might spot animals near the water bodies. The monsoons are rare here and last till September. So the temperature is still hot in the months of rains too and might get lower only by a few degrees. The winters are the best time to visit the place as the temperature is also low and ranges about 15C to 25C.


Ideal time to visit the national park

The perfect time to visit the National Park is in winter season which is from October to February. The temperature is low comparatively, and the climate is dry with the cool and pleasant type of weather all around the Alwar region. Tourists may get to see a lot of flora and fauna during this time.


Types of animals that inhabit the wildlife park

The national park offers a fair amount of fauna in this region due to its aridness. There are innumerable animals found in the Sariska region such as jungle cats, deers, hyenas, antelopes, nilgai, bison and even carnivores like leopards are to be found. The tiger population is given more attention as it is a tiger reserve. Tourist can witness reptiles like snakes in the region also. There are a varied bird species found in Sariska. There is a broad range of birds to be seen in Sariska like sand grouse, horned owl, bush quail, grey partridge, tree pie and many more. These birds are mostly found sitting on trees rather than flying.


The natural vegetation or flora

There is not much greenery to be found in Sariska as it is mostly deserted. But the park is one of the forest areas in the Aravali hills which is a bit enriched with flora. The vegetation found in Sariska is mostly of the dry deciduous type looking at its climatic conditions. 90% of the area is covered with dhok trees. There are other trees available also like Goria, Surwal, Ber, Tendu and Khair. The whole of the national park has a dusty and sandy appearance, but it gets better in the monsoons. At least a little of greenery can be seen during the rainfalls.


Distance from major cities

  • Jaipur, 110km

  • Agra, 179 km

  • Udaipur,l388 km

  • Ahmadabad, 507 km

  • Mumbai, 1267 km

  • Delhi, 206 km

  • Bharatpur, 124 km


How to reach the National park ?

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By Air

The nearest airport to the Sariska National Park is Jaipur Sanganer Airport which is about 110 km away from the park. Tourists can opt for airways to reach the place fast as well as quickly.

By Train

The Alwar railway station is the nearest station to the park. Tourists coming from trains can take trains up to Alwar station, and from there they can take taxis to the National park. The Station is about 38 kms away from the park and is well connected to all the major cities of India like Delhi, Kota and others.

By Bus

The place is well connected to the Park by road and buses also. There are plenty of private buses found to reach Sariska. Even the local and state buses are available for tourists to reach Sariska.

Where to Stay While Touring Kaziranga National Park ?

Sariska National Park offers a wide range of places to stay. There is no shortage of places to live in Sariska; accommodation is readily available. There is are plenty of good hotels which are present in Sariska ranging from luxurious hotels to wildlife camps to cheaper hotels which may provide convenient stay for tourists if not too lavish. There is a list of good hotels and resorts of Sariska.

  • The Sariska Palace

  • Wildlife Camps

  • Sariska Resort

  • Sariska Tiger Heaven Resort

  • PRIM Resorts

  • V Resorts Sariska

  • Gulmohar Sariska Resort

  • Aamod Resort

All about the Safari Rides

There are amazing and beautiful safaris available in Sariska National Park. The two common safaris available are jeep safari and canter Safari.The safari which is most common in Sariska goes about 3 hours. The safari takes the holidaymakers to different places around the park, and the tourist gets a chance to see animals in their natural habitat. There are also canters available other than the jeeps for safari. Large groups can travel around the national park in canters together. The safaris take place two times a day; morning time is from 6 am to 10 am and evening time is from 2 pm to 6 pm. Although, the timings of safaris might change according to the climatic change.

Things to do in the National Park

There are numerous things to do in Sariska national park. People can go around the park riding the jeep safaris and have a great view of a variety of flora and fauna.

  • Boating in lakes- There are two lakes inside the park, the Siliserh Lake and Jai Samand Lake where boating can be done should by people.

  • Travel around temples- There are certain temples around the park like Bharathari temple Shiva Temples and Hanuman temple nearby Sariska.

  • Visit Pandupol- It is one of the most beautiful waterfalls present in interiors of the National Park.

  • Sightseeing- Tourist can go for sightseeing the forts like Bhangarh fort, Sariskapalaces and temples around the Alwar region.

Some Fabulous Places to Visit near Sariska National Park

Rajasthan has got ample places to visit by tourists. The nearby religious places to Sariska are ancient Shiva Temples which date back to 6-13thcentury but is now in ruins, Hanuman temple and Pandupol. People who are interested in going for historical places may visit the Sariska Palace, which has its aura. There is also one of the spookiestplaces to visit in Jaipur, which is called the “Bhangarh Fort”. Tourists with guts should visit the place.


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