Sariska Tourism

Sariska Tourism

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Sariska Info

  • State: Rajasthan
  • Famous for/as: Jungle
  • District: Alwar

History of Sariska

Situated in Alwar district in the state of Rajasthan, Sariska is a popular tourist attraction for the Sariska Tiger Reserve. Established in 1955, the 866 sq km reserve was renamed Sariska National Tiger Reserve in 1978.

Wildlife species here include the Royal Bengal tiger, leopard, chital, nilgai, langur, hyena, sambar and the golden jackal among others. This place also attracts a large number of birds such as peafowl, sand grouse, kingfisher, golden back wood pecker, crested eagle and the great Indian horned owl, to name a few.

Things to do in Sariska

Other than the tiger reserve, Sariska is also known for historical sites such as the Kankawadi Fort, which was built in the 17th century by Jai Singh II. Sariska has three more forts of historical importance Bhangarh Fort, Pratapgarh Fort and Ajabgarh Fort located nearby.

There are many temples in Sariska including the Hanuman Temple in Pandupol, which is a popular pilgrimage site. Bhatrihari Temple is another pilgrimage site, which is thronged by devotees throughout the year.

It is said that the ruler and king of Ujjain meditated here giving it the status of a holy pilgrimage site. Apart from temples and wildlife, another attraction is the Sariska Palace, which was used as a hunting lodge by Maharaja Jai Singh. Tourists can also vouch for various attractive packages offer for the trips.

Travelling to Sariska

Sariska is well connected by road from all cities in Rajasthan. To reach Sariska buses are available from Delhi which is over 200 km and 100 km from Jaipur. Buses halt right in front of the reception office of the Sariska Tiger Reserve. The nearest airport is 110 km away at Jaipur and the nearest railhead is Alwar, at a distance of 36 km.

Travel Tips for Sariska

No private vehicles are allowed inside the park. Jeep and elephant safaris are organised for tourists to explore the tiger reserve. The best time to travel to Sariska Tiger Reserve is from September to March. During this time, the weather is pleasant for long jeep rides and other activities.

Wildlife enthusiasts will have to shell out INR 200 as entry fee to enter the Sariska Tiger Reserve. Jeep and elephant safaris can be booked at the entry gate of the reserve. A three-hour jeep safari can cost close to INR 1000.

Accommodaton options in Sariska

Hotels in Sariska range from budget hotels and heritage properties to jungle resorts.  Most of these hotels also offer transfers for sightseeing and pick-up from railway and bus stations

Sariska is one of the weekend getaway options for travelers living in Alwar and Jaipur.

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Sariska Traveller Reviews

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Rajendra Prasad

  • Tourist
  • Rajendra Prasad
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 6 photos
  • 4 Reviews
  •  165 readers

"Had a wonderful time in the wild!"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 11, 2017
Visited this place with two more friends (we all are in the age group of 50-56) for watching wildlife, especially big cats, which we had missed in other Tiger Reserve near Nagpur.
It is very important to book online and that too for the earliest trip as big cats (tigers, leopards, lions etc) move out of their then and go to drink water, first thing they do after daybreak! We had not booked it online and had to be contended with on the spot booking - all small vehicles (max 6 people) were already booked and we had to be contended with a large open bus, carrying 21 people.
Please note: there is Pandupole Temple in this reserve and lot of people go there for religious purpose and unfortunately a group of 6 people with 3-4 small kids also joined our group and started quarreling with the guide to take the bus straight to the temple. Rest of 15 persons objected to the same as our purpose was to see wildlife. Ultimately the driver had to return to the main gate to drop them back, which resulted in wasting about 30 minutes.
The trip thereafter was good, we could sight a leopard moving quietly in the woods and the best part was - our guide made us listen to the "Alert Calls" of deers, antelopes and other birds when leopard was crossing their path.
There is a lovely lake in this jungle, which attracts migratory birds and there were many varieties. I was lucky to take good pics of pained storks and other birds. We also saw 2 crocodiles moving in this lake. A large variety of local birds, which included peacocks, doves, maina, bater, teetar etc were also there.
At the end of our trip, we had to come to the rescue of poor guide (Ajay) who was named by those 6 persons for harassment in the main office. The matter was resolved after I wrote a detailed letter to the Forest Officer, explaining the entire chain of event.
Overall, it was an excellent trip despite not sighting the main attraction - Tiger.
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  • Tourist
  • Ritesh
  • 1 photo
  • 7 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  3177 readers


  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Dec 24, 2016
Planning 1 day trip from Delhi than Sariska is a good option. Go Saturday morning and back on Sunday. It's 200 km from Delhi by road. Road is very good. It will not take more than 4 hrs. Sunday morning you can go for Jungle Visit. Gypsy will cost 2500 and canter will cost 400 per peerson. You will find lots of dear and peacocks.
It's not a must go place.
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  • Tourist
  • Raveesh
  • 3 Reviews
  •  218 readers

"Sariska National Tiger reserve"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Dec 19, 2016
Sariska National park is a less explored Travel destination in Rajastan. We started our journey early morning from Delhi at 6am and on our way visited another neglected tourist spot in Rajastan-SiliSerh lake in Alwar. Though lalkhila was in our list we could not make it due to time restrictions. SiliSerh lake has got so much potentials and can be developed as a good spot due to its scenic beauty and presence of vintage Palace. But infrastructure there is pathetic and is highly neglected.
We had to stand in a queue to collect tickets as their online site was not working last day. As there was no restaurant there, We missed that day lunch. The journey started after 1. 5 hrs of waiting.
The +and- are as follows
A journey like African wild safaris with chance to see so many animals mostly herbivorous.
Though Tigers and leopards were not spotted, a crocodile was seen on the way.
An ecosystem or an animal friendly environment is created scientifically.
The vehicles provided are of sub quality as canters provide uncomfortable drives.
The vehicles are equipped with less safety precautions.
The site is full of dust and safety precautions are a must.
They could have used closed suv vehicles like bolero, scorpio or safari to avoid the exposure of guests to dusts and attack of wild animals.
Ample refreshment outlets and wash rooms are to be provided.
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Soumyajit mohanty

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  • Soumyajit mohanty
  • 4 photos
  • 4 Reviews
  •  307 readers

"Charged Body and Mind"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Nov 2, 2016
Sariska a nice and cool place to get rid of from your daily hectic life. A two to three night stay will certainly charge both your body and mind. Prepared your self that you will not trace tiger there as spiting tiger depends on moment of that period. But roaming in open jip will give a different feeling all together.
One will spot different varieties of bear, birds etc. If atall one spots tiger it will add as bonus. Visit and comeback with charged body.
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Traveler Inme

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  • Traveler Inme
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 255 photos
  • 31 Reviews
  •  44 helpful votes
  •  25206 readers

"A drive through Sariska Forest Reserve"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted Apr 8, 2016
So you have been unlucky with a tiger safari booking or you are simply going to a destination which is via Sariska, here's a cool tip - On Tuesday & Saturday one is allowed to take their own vehicle inside the reserve. Only clause that you will be going to the famous Pandupol Hanumanji Mandir or taking a detour from a check post inside that leads you outside the reserve from the other end. A nominal charge is there and strict Dos and Don't to be followed. It also means that you will be off the tiger trek route followed by official vehicles.

Our destination being Bhangarh Fort this choice of driving through the Sariska Forest Reserve rather than from the outside was a good one. The photo journey shared below will say it all! We drove first to Pandupol Mandir and then off to our destination.

A wonderful weekend getaway from Delhi NCR. So let not the "Sorry we are booked" message dampen your spirit. The wilderness has much to offer and one has other places to explore as well :)
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Raj Beniwal

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  • Raj Beniwal
  • Lives in Mansa
  • 15 photos
  • 4 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  1987 readers

"Mesmerizing Trip!"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Feb 27, 2016
The forest was just superb. Whether you see a Tiger or not, its still worth visiting place (Though we were lucky enough to see them). Nature binds you as soon as you enter the Reserve. Go to Sariska with like minded people & friends. After reaching there hire the Gypsy (Jeep Safari) instead of driving your ow car, as only Gypsy can enter off the road and the real forest. Once you leave the beaten paths. Its awesome & many wild animals, Birds, Trees And the pure nature.
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Amit Mittal

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  • Amit Mittal
  • Lives in Jaipur
  • 1 Review
  •  1052 readers

"Nice trip to Sariska"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jan 6, 2016
It's a awesome place. Shafari ki swari. If want to enjoy go there with friends. I went there with my 6 friends by car. We hire a Gipsy. We saw 3 tiger and many other wild animals. I really enjoyed lot of and wants to go again. If you want enjoy then go there.
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Gaurang basant agarwal

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  • Gaurang basant agarwal
  • Lives in Aligarh
  • 2 photos
  • 7 Reviews
  •  6 helpful votes
  •  4548 readers

"Wasted time in Jungle-Sariska"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Dec 4, 2015
Well to start with Sariska is good only if you spot a tiger otherwise its just futile and you only roam around in the jungle. Its just an average forest and nothing much to do. You can spot few species of deer though. A trip to sariska is worthy in January-February & not in September.
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Mahesh Kumawat

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  • Mahesh Kumawat
  • Lives in Jaipur
  • 1 Review
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"Sariska a most liked sanctuary"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Nov 19, 2015
I visited Sariska and find it a nature's home. It is a historical place also belong to Pandavas. There is a place called Pandu Pol near it. A sleeping Idol of Lord Hanuman is worth seeing and a matter of faith and hindu religion. I wish you visit it once in life.
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Pankaj Goel

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  • Pankaj Goel
  • Lives in Agra
  • 16 Reviews
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"Wild life safari, nice experience"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Oct 8, 2015
Sariska national park well connected by proper road network, have proper infrastructure to roam around and in jungle, but in my opinion wild animals are not very easily seen except deer, wild boars, peacocks, so if you don't expect much to be seen and just want to enjoy. Let your kids experience real jungle safari either in open Gypsy or in canter. Then its a go go destination. One night halt at any good hotel either Hotel Tiger den or Sariska Palace will be good enough. A good weekend destination to be summarize.
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