- Sariska Tiger Reserve is an Indian National Park famous for it’s Bengal Tigers.
- It was declared a wildlife reserve in 1955 and was made a Tiger reserve in 1979 as a part of Project Tiger.
- It is the first Tiger reserve in the world to have successfully relocated Tigers.
- It is the legacy of the Maharajas of Alwar. Pavilions and temples within Sariska are ruins that hint at past riches and glory.
- It is located in Alwar district of Rajasthan and is around 200km from New Delhi and 107km from Jaipur.
- The most important attractions in Sariska Tiger Reserve are the Bengal Tigers.
- The park is also home to numerous carnivores including Leopard, Wild Dog, Jungle Cat, Civets Hyena, Jackal, and Tiger.
- These feed on species such as Sambar, Chital, Nilgai, Chausingha, Wild Boar and Langur.
- Sariska is also well known for its large population of Rhesus Monkeys, which are found around Talvriksh.
- The avian world is also well represented with Peafowl, Grey Partridge, Bush Quail, Sand Grouse, Tree Pie, Golden backed Woodpecker, crested Serpent Eagle and The Great Indian horned Owl.
- The park has an area of approx 866 sq km with a core area of approx 498 sq km.
- The Northern Aravali Hills dominate the skyline with their mixture of sharp cliffs and long narrow valleys.
- The altitude varies between 300m and 722m MSL.
- As of August 2014, the total number of Tigers in Sariska were 13, with 2 males, 7 females and 4 cubs.
- The park is open almost throughout the year, but for wildlife viewing and comfort it is best to visit from October to April.
- Safaris are provided by jeep.
- In morning and evening, wildlife in Sariska heads towards the many water holes, which litter the park, thus providing the guests with their best chance of viewing game.
At some of these watering holes it is possible to book hides which are situated in prime spots for wildlife viewing.
How to Reach:
- Sariska Tiger Reserve is well connected with nearby towns.
- Airport: Nearest Airport is in Jaipur which is around 180 km. There are several flights from Delhi , Mumbai and other parts of India.
- Railways: The nearest rail junction is Alwar at a distance of 35 km, from where you can hire a taxi or travel by bus to the park.
- Road: The park is accessible via road from New Delhi, which is around 200km and from Jaipur which is around 107km. There are direct buses that ply between Delhi and Jaipur also go via Alwar and Sariska.
- Summer Max: 41C Min: 28C
- Winter Max: 23C Min: 8C
- Rainfall: 57.77 cms
- Humidity: 70 percent