Tiger standing in between Bushes of Sariska Tiger reserve

Sariska Tiger Reserve


Sariska Tiger Reserve is the most illustrious and renowned national park in India. It is situated in the Alwar district of the royal state of Rajasthan. It is a destination that juxtaposes nature and architecture in its best form. The structure and various natural spots are a lodestone for travel enthusiasts worldwide.  The tiger reserve comprises of numerous grasslands, cliffs, mountains, hills, and dry deciduous forests. It resides in the lap of Aravalli Hills and is a haven to numerous animals and exotic birds. Mammals such as Chital, Jungle Cats, Sambhar, Wild boar, Woodpecker, Sand Grouse are found here in abundance.

Tiger standing in between Bushes of Sariska Tiger reserve


The Sariska Tiger Reserve is spread over a huge area of 881 km² and encompasses a broad range of biodiversity. In order to witness the magnificent view of nature with a blend of exceptional architecture, staying in the resorts in Sariska Tiger Reserve would be the perfect choice. The tiger reserve also offers a Jeep Safari, through which you can not only witness the breathtakingly stunning wildlife present there but also visit nearby places to expand your experience of the trip. A 17th-century Kankwari Fort on the hilltop gives a beautiful view and can be visited just by Jeep Safari. The sanctuary also accommodates the remains of famous ancient temples such as Neelkanth Temple, a 6th century built temple, and Pandupol Hanuman Temple.

  • Size – 881 km²
  • Forest Type – Dry deciduous, tropical, and tropical thorn forests

Star Species

The National Park surrounds the Jai Samand Lake and the Siliserh Lake and is regarded as a substantial area of biodiversity today in the Wildlife Corridor and Northern Aravalli Leopard. It is the primary reserve in the world that successfully relocated tigers. The Sariska National Park is one of its own kind, offering picturesque views and immense wildlife sights to make people fall in love with it.

  • Key Mammals – Indian Hare, Indian Leopard, Chital, Nilgai, Rhesus Macaque, Ruddy Mongoose, Wild Boar, Honey Badger, Jungle Cat, Striped Hyena, Jungle Cat, Small Indian Civet, Sambar Deer.
  • Key Birds – Indian Eagle-Owl, Indian Peafowl, Golden-Backed Woodpecker, Bush Quail, Grey Partridge, Crested Serpent Eagle, Sand grouse, White-throated Kingfisher, Grey Partridge.

How to reach

  • By Train – The nearest railway station to Sariska Tiger Reserve is Sawai Madhopur, which is about 11 Kms far from the reserve. Sawai Madhopur is well-linked to all cities in India via trains. Once you get down at the station, you can use any local transport to reach the place.
  • By Air – The nearest airport is at Jaipur which is, located at Sanganer, 7 km (domestic terminal) and 10 km (international terminal) from the city. The Jaipur airport has well-facilitated air links within the country and also outside the country. From the airport, you can hire a cab or take a bus to reach Sariska.
  • By Road – The reserve is easily accessible as it has well-developed road connectivity. You can hire a taxi or a cab to reach Sariska, or you can use regular bus services available from all major cities in Rajasthan to make your travel more memorable.


Exploring Sariska, the best way to do so is by jeep safari in a 4×4 vehicle with guide cum naturalist. Jeep safari is an expedition of 3 hours  and is available in morning and evening. Timings for sarika safari are as below:

  • Safari in Winter- Safari takes places in two slots, Morning and Evening. The winter timings of safari for both the slots are given below:
    • Morning Safari: 6.30 AM to 10.30 AM
    • Evening Safari: 2 PM to 6 PM
  • Safari in Summer- During the summer season, too, the safari takes places twice a day, viz. Morning and Evening. The summer timings for the safari in the Sariska National Park are given below:
    • Morning Safari: 6 AM to 10 AM
    • Evening Safari: 2.30 PM to 6.30 PM

Safari zones in Sariska are divided into three i.e. Zone no.1, Zone no.2, Zone no.3.


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Things to Carry

Clothing tips for the right safari experience:

  • Clothes in the earthy colours to be worn which are greens, beige and grey. Black attracts mosquitoes and should be avoided. Shiny or bright colours are a big no.
  • Clothes as per expected weather are very important:
    • Summer clothes to be carried should be preferably cotton or cotton blend that is comfortable, breathable.
    • Winter clothes to be packed should be planned for layering over each other when worn. Advisably 4-5 woollen clothes than one heavy item.
  • A raincoat or a windcheater is also recommended.
  • A hat or a cap as per the weather or season is also prescribed.
  • Avoid wearing strong fragrances on the safari.


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