Sariska Tourism
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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

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Sariska Traveller Reviews

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Traveler Inme

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  • Traveler Inme
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 102 photos
  • 20 Reviews
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"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
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"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
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"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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  • Lives in Aligarh
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"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
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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
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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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Anshumaan Goel

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"Wild Jungles of Sariska- Mystical and Scary"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Sep 22, 2015
At a stone's throw from the metropolitan city of Delhi lies an exquisite wilderness of dry forests, vast grasslands and mythological stories. After the tigers went extinct from Sariska, a few have been successfully relocated from nearby Ranthambore in order to keep the ecosystem in balance. Besides the many species of flora and fauna, a temple(called Pandupol) from the age of the Mahabharata that is dedicated to the Pandavas is also situated right in the middle of the jungle. The occasional call of a stag or the grunt of a wild boar can be heard amid the chiming bells of the temple. An entire army of black faced Langurs are always ready to pounce on you as you are about to step into the temple. If this is not enough, some 60 km away lies the ruins of the abandoned ghost city of Bhangarh where some strange paranormal activity has already been confirmed by researchers. If you want some goosebumps to go with the jungle excitement, you can visit the place but only during the day as it is forbidden to stay there after dusk. Sariska is a must visit for all adventure seekers and of course for wildlife enthusiasts.
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Anuj Mathur

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  • Lives in Mumbai
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"A nice place to explore"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Aug 1, 2015
Food, sightseeing and shopping: Since tourists were few in morning had to hire the full jeep for 4 of us (it takes otherwise) for Rs. 2640/- net. Saw tiger pug marks but no tiger. In the jeep as it got scary on a couple of occasions in the thick forest. Most interesting highlight was when we stopped for 10 mins at a rest house in the park and lots of these birds (size of a crow) called tiger brush birds came and ate namak pare/ biscuits from our hand, stood on my head but felt totally unscared. 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 10 AM at sariska. The drive from alwar to sariska is 30 km on hilly track. Overall, a very good experience.

Activities & things to do: visit siliserh lake about 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.
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Sonil Agarwal

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"Overall, a good experience"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Jun 29, 2015
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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"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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