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About Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary

Sharp cliffs of hills and narrow valleys of the Aravallis dominate the landscape of Sariska, whose forests are dry and deciduous. Within the Sariska wildlife sanctuary there are the ruins of medieval temples of Garh-Rajor, belonging to the 10th and 11th centuries.

A 17th century castle on a sharp hilltop at Kankwari, provides a panoramic view of flying Egyptian vultures and eagles. The area was declared a sanctuary in 1955 and became a National Park in 1979.

Major Wildlife Attractions

Sariska park is home to numerous carnivores including Leopard, Wild Dog, Jungle Cat, Hyena, Jackal, and Tiger. These feed on an abundance of prey species such as Sambar, Chitel, 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.

The avian world is also well represented with a rich and varied birdlife. These include Peafowl, Grey Partridge, Bush Quail, Sand Grouse, Tree Pie, Golden backed Wood Pecker, Crested Serpent Eagle and the Great Indian Horned Owl.

General information Sariska Tiger Reserve

SARISKA is the only Tiger Reserve in close proximity of the Country’s capital City of New Delhi and Rajasthan’s capital city Jaipur.

Distance and Routes – From Delhi 200 Kms. via Gurgaon – Dharuhera – Bhiwari Tijara - Kishangarhbas - Alwar.

From Jaipur 110 Kms. via Shahpura – Bairath – Thanagazi.

Travel time – From Delhi maximum 4hrs.
From Jaipur approx. 2hrs.

Seasons – Winter – mid-October to January.

Spring – February to March.

Summer – April to June.

Monsoon – July to mid-September.

Note - Now also open in July to September.

Jungle safaris in Sariska's buffer zone from next month!
Starting July 1, jungle safaris will be organised in the buffer zone of Rajasthan's Sariska Tiger Reserve.
Picture courtesy: Facebook/Sariska Tiger Reserve
The monsoon months can never make the wildlife lovers happy. All the protected reserves in
the country are closed during that period.
But here's something to compensate for that. According to a recent report by The Times of India, tourists will soon be able to enjoy jungle safaris in the buffer zone of Sariska Tiger Reserve, Rajasthan.
The report reveals that the forest authorities of Sariska have decided to start these guided tours with an aim to promote ecotourism in the region. Starting from July 1, the focus will more be on showcasing the natural richness of the forest rather than sighting tigers.

While 20 petrol vehicles have been registered by the authorities, around 30 nature guides are being trained for the purpose already.
The buffer zone tour of Sariska Tiger Reserve will take tourists to places like Siliserh, Bala Kila and Dadikar forest area among others.
According to the authorities, tourists are already interested in exploring the buffer areas but are mostly unable to do it due to lack of transportation facilities.
will open booking windows at three separate places including Siliserh, Pratapbandh and Bhakheda. Tourist vehicles will be available from these windows. Tourists can explore wildlife from sunrise to sunset."




Sariska Tiger Reserve remain open form 1st October to 30th June for all seven days of the week.

All other Tiger reserves, National parks, Wildlife sanctuaries of India remain close for three months during Monsoon (Rainy season) from 1st July to 30th September.

Unlike all other Tiger reserves, National parks and Wildlife sanctuaries of India, Sariska Tiger Reserve management provide access during Monsoon (Rainy season from 1st July to 30th September) only two days in a week on Tuesday and Saturday between 08:00 hrs. to 15:00 hrs. to pilgrims and tourists up to Pandupol Hanuman (Monkey God) Temple. Pandupol is a natural, legendry and religious site and is located in serene dense forests with magnificent rock formations, streams and rich avifaunal species.

Tourists are advised to get entry at the earliest during Monsoon season (Only on Tuesday and Saturday) to enjoy their safari to the fullest. Later it becomes crowded because of the traffic of pilgrims.

Best time for visit – Usually early morning and late afternoon is considered best time for Jungle Safari. But sightings vary according to season, local weather, time of day.

NOTE: Please note that you have to bring any of your ID proof like passport / Driving License / Voter ID Cards, any of these documents are must while Travelling, otherwise, you may have to face the legal Problem.


Sariska is one of the major travel destination of India and famous for its national park or tiger reserve. Situated in north-west of Rajasthan, Sariska as wildlife attractions of Rajasthan Tourism plays an important role in the enhancement of tourism in Rajasthan. At the distance of 35 km away from Alwar, in the backdrop of Aravali Hills, Sariska is an amazingly quiet and peaceful travel destination. With strong historical background, Sariska is predominantly famous for Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary and tiger reserve. A large gathering of tourists come here from far around to visit Sariska to see Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary. Sariska offers an exciting wildlife experience.

Along the age of Sariska National Park, there is a breathtaking Siliserh Lake and fascinating hunting lodge overlooking it. This hunting lodge is spectacular place for travelers to stay. Besides wildlife Sariska has also some forts & palaces and temples which are also worth visiting. Sariska Palace - built by the ruler of Alwar, Kanakwari Fort and ancient temple of Lord Shiva are worth visiting.

The Sariska National Park lies at a distance of 37 kilometers from Alwar in Rajasthan, India. Sariska is located in the midst of the Aravali that are covered with deciduous dry forests. The Sariska wildlife reserve in Rajasthan, India is home to wild animals like the Leopard, Hyena, Wild Dog, Jackal, Jungle Cat, Bengal Fox, Common Palm Civet, Indian Hare, Ratel, Indian Grey Mongoose, Northern Palm Squirrel and the Tiger. Sariska National Park provides a home to animals such as the Sambar, Chausingha, Nilgai, Chital, Wild Boar, Langurs and Rhesus Monkeys.

It is also home to different species of birds such as the Peafowl, Sand Grouse, Grey Partridge, Tree Pie, Bush Quail, Golden backed Wood Pecker, Great Indian Horned Owl and the Crested Serpent Eagle.

The Sariska National Park in Rajasthan, India is especially known for its population of Tigers and the best time to visit the Sariska wildlife sanctuary is perhaps during the months of October through June, though the sanctuary is open for wildlife tours all year round. You successfully spot quite a few wild animals as they come to the water holes to freshen up during the summer months when there is an acute shortage of water at the Sariska wildlife national park.
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