The first tiger reserve in the world to have successfully relocated tigers, it is enclosed within the shadows of the Aravali range in the state of Rajashtan. Apart from the Bengal tiger, the reserve includes many species of wild life, such as the Indian leopard, jungle cat, caracal,striped hyena, Indian jackal, chital, sambhar, nilgai, chinkara, four-horned antelope, wild boar, hare, hanuman langur, rhesus monkeys. Sariska is also ethereal for bird watchers with some of the rarest feathered species like grey partridge, white-throated kingfisher, Indian peafowl, bush quail, sandgrouse, treepie, golden-backed woodpecker, crested serpent eagle and the Indian eagle-owl.
Sariska was established as Tiger Reserve in the year 1978 and was eventually declared a National Park in 1982.
Road: Delhi (207 Km) and Jaipur (110 Km, 2 hours)
Rail: Alwar (about 35 km). Buses and taxi are available from here to reach Sariska.
Air: Jaipur (113 km)
Park remains closed from July to September every year. However, one can visit the buffer zone and the Hanuman temple inside the forest, every Tuesday and Saturday.
1)BHANGARH (40 Kms, 1 hour by road)
2)JAIPUR (129 Kms, 3 hours by road) Famous for Amber Fort, City Palace, Hawa Mahal to name a few, with stay options available
3)NEEMRANA (130 Kms, 3 hours by road) Famous for Neemrana Fort and Ziplining, with stay options available
4)KEOLADEO NATIONAL PARK (160 Kms, 3 hours by road) Famous as UNESCO World Heritage Site for Bird Watching, with stay options available
5)RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK (177 Kms, 4 hours by road) Famous for Wildlife Safaris/ Tiger Reserve, Ranthambore Fort and Padam Talao, with stay options available