Sariska Tourism

Sariska Tourism

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Sariska Info

  • State: Rajasthan
  • Famous for/as: Jungle

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

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Sariska Traveller Reviews

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Sonil Agarwal

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  • Sonil Agarwal
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 6 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  5536 readers

"Overall, a good experience"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
A overall good experience with lots of places to see around. Sariska Tiger reserve offers a lot to see not necessarily tigers but is a good experience for kids as they enjoy seeing anything and everything that comes on the way.Bhangarh offers the spookiness that is built around it.
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Swapnadip Halder

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  • Swapnadip Halder
  • Lives in Gurgaon
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  • 1 Review
  •  18 helpful votes
  •  10171 readers

"Sariska Tiger Reserve - No Tiger sighting"

  • 2.5/7
  • Posted Mar 21, 2014
I visited Sariska Tiger Reserve in March 2014. I stayed at the RTDC Hotel Tiger Den. It is a good place to stay for budget travellers like me. The rooms are spacious and the bathroom was clean and had continuous water supply during my stay. The staff is courteous. The food is good. However, the cost for a meal outside their MAP plan is not cost effective.
The safari to into the forest was not upto the mark as wild life viewing was very sparse. Considering the fact that tigers are rare here, the only animal that is abundant here is monkey and definitely lots of peacocks. I had even started missing the deers or the nilgai that are generally abundant in forest regions.
The guide was not at all co-operative and was keen to show us the Big Cat. He kept sitting in his seat comfortably and rarely stood for a sighting. The jeep driver was co-operating and stopped for a snap whenever requested.
The guide was more keen on getting us to Pandu Pol Temple within the jungle as he could have wasted time in getting there and back. However, we insisted in staying within the forest as we had already visited the temple a day before.
Sariska also boast of crocodile but even they were missing.
For people going from Delhi, the road is awesome and the driving experience is also equally good.
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Shivam Gupta

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  • Shivam Gupta
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"Great Night Safari!"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Oct 2, 2013
The Sariska Tiger Reserve is an Indian national park located on outskirts of Alwar. It is open for visits throughout the year, the best time to visit is during winters.There are Jeep Safaris for tourists to explore the wildlife of the park really well. Jeeps can be hired from Forest Reception Office. The guides are well-versed with the geography of the place and take you to good spots for watching animals.Tigers are the main attraction here. Night Safari is better than the day safari because animals venture in night and you can spot many of them. Plastics(polythenes etc) and Flashlight cameras are not allowed in the park.
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Ram  Sharma

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  • Ram Sharma
  • Lives in Delhi
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  • Posted May 28, 2013
The destination is good but there is less fun if you do not see any wild animal in the forest reserve.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food was good at resort, sight seeing was ok and there was no shopping options at Sariska.

Activities & things to do: Bhagarh fort can be seen but it takes almost a day and it is also not that enjoying unless you have a picnic plan. Other than there is no other activities to do other than forest safari.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Please do not plan more than 2 days (1 night).
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Sanjay Hundoo

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  • Sanjay Hundoo
  • Lives in Delhi
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"trip to sariska in march 2013"

  • Posted Apr 23, 2013
better than ranthambore. Terrain is better. Saw more wild animals than ranthambore. Lots of peacock, Cheetal, sambar are comon sites and a wild boar (pig), croc.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Since tourists were few in morning had to hire the full jeep for 3 of us (it takes otherwise) for rs. 2640/- net. Saw tiger pug marks but no tiger. better to have at least 2 families (ie. at least 2 neb) in the jeep as it got scary on a couple of occassions in the thick forest. Most interesting highlight was when we stopped for 10min at a resthouse in the park and lots of these birds (size of a crow) called tiger brush birds came and ate namak pare/ buiscuits from our hand, sta on muy head and felt totally un scared. it was better than Jurong bird park in singapore. Food is below average at Tiger den but the location is best next to the park. Staff is ok. went by own car from delhi 213 km . reached at .40 pm at sariska which was rather late for a single family. not at all advisable and must reach at least 2 hrs before sunset esp. at sariska. the drive from alwar to sariska is 30 km on hilly track. overall very good experience.

Activities & things to do: visit siliserh lake abt 19 km from sariska on way back to alwar and 4 km off the road. lots of langurs and lake is big and beautiful. not to be missed. can stay in lake palace. avg. room rent with breakfast and dinner is rs. 2350/- net at both places approx.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: can droive on own in car. take snacksd with you. reach 2 hrs before sunset. take woolens and warm caps or muflers even in march as early mornings are cold. canters were not seen and better time is 6.30 am. to visit park compred to afternoon. from delhi go to gurgaon then bhiwadi on the NH 8 and then on Al;war road from bhuiwadi 90 km straight to alwar. this is a very good road one way and lots of hilly tracts nearing alwar and worth driving. from alwar a 30 km hilly run to sariska.
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Deepali Shah

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  • Deepali Shah
  • Lives in Mumbai
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  •  20 helpful votes
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"Home of Tiger"

  • Posted Apr 4, 2013
Very good and loved it much Experience with jungle is really one of its own kind which i dont think i can compare it with anything. Living with wild is really different. where as i went to there world where they are not even worried of we as visitors So natural....
Animals are very beautiful as god made them....

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Shopping NIL
Food like home made.
Sight Seeing was very good The private Guide had good knowledge about wild animals and there habbits.

Activities & things to do: What to do just enjoy nature and relax without any work...

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: USE GPS the best navigator to reach ur destination.
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Sanjay Nihalani

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  • Sanjay Nihalani
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"Visit to Sariska"

  • Posted Feb 25, 2013
Sariska is surrounded by natural beauty- flora and fauna it is a very quiet place an ideal place to relax and meditate with none of the hush-hush of metros a perfect family time can be experienced...

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: sariska palace is an awesome place to visit and dine in the Sariska tiger reserve is a good place to experience the natural beauty though very few tigers are there, one gets to see lots of deer and peacocks not much to shop around the place is ideal to laze around

Activities & things to do: Laze around doing nothing...

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Its better to travel by ur own vehicle instead of train or bus
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Sudipta Singh

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  • Sudipta Singh
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  • Posted Feb 1, 2013
The destination Sariska and the nearby Bhangarh is a nice weekend destination from Delhi.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: No shopping opportunity. Destination is nice for young guys/friends who want to have a break from city buzz. not a romantic destination.

Activities & things to do: No activity opportunity.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Roads nice but start early or late night to avoid congestion on the highways.
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Rajat Bharti

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  • Rajat Bharti
  • Lives in Ghaziabad
  • 1 Review
  •  16 helpful votes
  •  8846 readers

"One Day Trips"

  • Posted Jan 28, 2013
Better to have your own handy food - Maggie, chips and Cold Drinks there is no market in vicinity

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Safari is one thing which one would njoy in open gypsy

Activities & things to do: Only Jungle Safari and Hanuman Mandir

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Traveling by road is good ...
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Jyoti Sharma

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  • Jyoti Sharma
  • Lives in Gurgaon
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"Trip to Sariska"

  • Posted Jan 20, 2013
Nice place to go in winters! It was a pleasant weather in the afternoon and cold during night and morning! Great jungle safari! If lucky then u will see tiger!

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Our resort provided us with three times meal as included in package so we didnt go hunting for restaurants, but for sightseeing, their are temples on the mountains and the best is jungle safari!

Activities & things to do: You can do biking and jungle safari

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Hire a taxi or take your own car! We were dropped by our car! and then we did the sightseeing in the local rickety bus! Don't choose evening time to return from sariska! You will be stuck in the traffic with the trucks!
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