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Everything You Need To Know About Sariska Tiger Reserve

Sariska Tiger Reserve is located near Alwar, Rajasthan where you can experience the perfect blend of nature, adventure and wildlife. Sariska National Park is spread over an area of over 800 square km which possesses Aravali mountains, dry deciduous forests, cliffs and grasslands.

If you want to spend your vacations away from the hustle-bustle of the city, Sariska is the ideal location as here you can relax your body and mind in the lap of nature amidst the wildlife. If you are a nature lover, this place can never be less than heaven for you as here you can experience nature in its original form.

Majorly famous for sighting Royal Bengal Tigers, Sariska is rich in flora and fauna where you can see the wildlife in its natural habitat. Are you a wildlife enthusiast and planning to visit Sariska Tiger Reserve? You are at the right place as this article is a detailed guide to Sariska Tiger Reserve.

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History of Sariska National Park

Sariska National Park was declared a wildlife sanctuary in the year 1955. In the year 1978, this sanctuary has become part of Project Tiger to declare as a tiger reserve. In the year 1990, Sariska was given the status of a national park in India.

This region and its nearby jungle are having mythological history also. As per Mahabharata, the dense forest of Sariska was the place where Pandavas spend some time during their exile. There is a famous Pandupol Hanuman Temple in the vicinity of the national park and it is believed that the temple is located at the exact location where Bhima met Lord Hanuman.

Flora & Fauna in Sariska Tiger Reserve

As per the latest report, there are 24 tigers in Sariska Tiger Reserve. The first tiger ST 1 was airlifted from Ranthambore to Sariska in the year 2004. Apart from tigers, you can sight a wide range of wildlife animals such as the Indian leopard, jungle cat, striped hyena, golden jackal, sambar deer, cheetal, nilgai, grey langur, Indian hare, various reptiles and a variety of migratory birds.

Flora of Sariska is also quite rich. You can find here Dhok Tree, Kadaya, Gol, Khair, Bargad, Arjun, Bamboo etc.

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Gates and Zones of Sariska Tiger Reserve

There are two gates in Sariska National Park. The first gate is Sariska Gate through which you can enter zone 1, zone 2 and zone 3. The other gate is Tehla Gate through which you can enter zone 4.

The majority of the tourists prefer to enter the national park through Sariska Gate as the majority of the sightings have been reported in zone 1, zone 2 and zone 3. Tehla Gate is less preferred as sightings in zone 4 are preferred less. Both gates are located at a distance of 80 km.

Types of Safari at Sariska Tiger Reserve

There are two types of Safari in Sariska which are Jeep Safari and Canter Safari. Both types of safari operate in two shifts which are morning & evening.

Jeep Safari: Jeep Safari in Sariska accommodate 6 people in a gipsy excluding the driver cum guide. This is quite expensive as compared to a canter safari however, you will be able to explore the wildlife in Sariska closely through Jeep Safari in Sariska Tiger Reserve.

Canter Safari: Canter Safari can be enjoyed in an open minibus that can accommodate 20 visitors excluding a guide and visitors. If you are a large group, it is recommended to go for a canter safari as you all can explore the wildlife together in the same vehicle.

Timings of Sariska Tiger Safari

The safari timings at Sariska Tiger Reserve can slightly fluctuate as per the season. The decision over safari timings is totally upon the forest officials and they organize two safaris in a day which are morning safari and evening safari. The following are the timings of the jungle safari at Sariska based on the season:

Summer Timings

Morning Safari: 6:30 AM to 10:00 AM

Evening Safari: 2:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Winter Timings

Morning Safari: 7:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Evening Safari: 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Best Time to Visit Sariska Tiger Reserve

The best time to visit Sariska Tiger Reserve is anytime between October to March. In these months, the weather and climatic conditions will be favourable and you will not have to bear the scorching temperatures of Rajasthan. In the winter months, along with exploring the wildlife of the region, you can also sight numerous species of migratory birds that come to Sariska from different parts of the world.

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Places to Visit Near Sariska Tiger Reserve

The following is the list of some prominent places to visit near Sariska Tiger Reserve:

  • Alwar City
  • Silserh Lake
  • Bhangarh Fort
  • Neelkanth Mahadev
  • Kankawari Fort
  • Pandupol Hanuman Temple

Where to Stay Near Sariska, National Park?

When you are spending your vacations in the lap of nature, you should choose your place to stay in Sariska Tiger Reserve which offers you a nature-friendly stay along with fascinating hospitality services.

Little Affair is a jungle resort in Sariska that offers a safe, adventurous, thrilling and eco-friendly stay to its guests. You can stay at villas where the interior of the accommodation complies with the surroundings. Located amidst the Arawali mountains, there are many activities to enjoy that will make your trip more fun-filling and memorable.

By planning your stay at Little Affair, you will be getting some lifetime experiences such as enjoying high tea at a nearby pond or lake, having your last meal of the day in the middle of the jungle, getting the alluring experience of an open shower, satisfying your taste buds with farm-grown veggies, enjoying Sariska Tiger Safari and many more endless activities.

Final Words

Spending the upcoming vacations at Sariska Tiger Reserve will fill up the bucket of your mind with never-ending fascinating memories. It is a famous saying that “a mother never disappoints her children” and our mother nature also relies on this famous quote. In Sariska Tiger Reserve, you will be witnessing a calm and soothing environment along with getting the opportunity to click some rare pictures of the wildlife in its natural habitat.

The icing on the cake of your trip could be planning your stay at the finest hotel in Sariska to add some more stars to your vacation.

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