Sariska National Park


Sariska National Park


Alwar, Rajasthan

Best time

October – May


880 sq. km.

Major Animals/Birds

Leopard, Hyena, Caracal, Jungle cat, Ratel, Nilgai, Sambar deer, Spotted deer, langur, Rhesus macaque, Four-horned antelope, Wild pig, Indian civet


Sariska National Park is located in  Alwar, Rajasthan. Area of  Sariska National Park is 880 sq. km , best time to visit Sariska National Park is between October – May.

The Sariska National Park, currently known as The Sariska Tiger Reserve, is located in the Aravali Hills and covers an area of around 800 square kilometres, including grasslands, dry deciduous woods, cliffs, and rocky terrain. This was previously The Maharaja of Alwar’s hunting preserve. The Royal Bengal Tigers are well-known in the Reserve. In 1982, it was designated as a national park.

The protected area is part of the Aravali Range and the ecoregion of Kathiawar-Gir dry deciduous woods. It was designated as a Tiger Reserve under Project Tiger in 1978. It is the first tiger reserve to successfully move the Tigers (from Ranthambore). Because it is located in the Aravali Hills, it has an abundance of mineral resources such as copper.

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Safari Timings

Safari Timings

There are 2 types of safari in Sariska, Jeep Safari & Canter Safari.

Month Morning Evening
November 1st to January 31st 7:00 AM to 10:30 AM 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM
February 1st to March 31st 6:30 AM to 10:00 AM 2:30 PM to 6:00 PM
April 1st to May 15th 6:00 AM to 9:30 AM 3:00 PM to 6:30 PM
May 16th to June 30th 6:00 AM to 9:30 AM 3:30 PM to 7:00 PM
October 1st to October 31st 6:30 AM to 10:00 AM   2:30 PM to 6:00 PM


Safari Gate/Zones

The tiger reserve is separated into different safari zones or routes, which may be accessed by three distinct gates:

  • Sariska (Core Zone),
  • Telha (Core Zone),
  • Baraliwari (Buffer Zone).

Major Attractions in & Around the Park
The most popular tourist attraction in Sariska is the Sariska Safari, which allows visitors to roam the park for three hours and see many animals such as the Leopard, Wild Dog, Jungle Cat, Hyena, Jackal, and Tiger, as well as an abundance of prey species such as Sambar, Chitel, Nilgai, Chausingha, Wild Boar, and Langur.

  • Sariska Safari Booking ( Gypsy & Canter )
  • Sariska Hot Air Balloon Safari
  • Bhangarh fort
  • Kankwari fort
  • Abhaneri historical place
  • Siliserh lake
  • Bala ji Temple
  • Neelkanth Temple
  • Narani Mata Temple
  • Pandupol Temple

Major Fauna in Sariska National Park


Mammals found in Sariska National Park

Leopards may be seen in high numbers in Tiger, Sariska. Tigers, Leopards, Striped Hyenas, Jackals, Jungle cats, Desert cats, Rusty-spotted cats, Fox, Ratel, Palm Civet, Common Indian Civet, Ruddy tailed mongoose, Grey mongoose, and Common mongoose live in Sariska.

Herbivores in Sariska include a huge number of Sambar, Chital, Nilgai, Wild boar, Porcupines, and Langurs. Sariska is also famous for having a big population of Rhesus Monkeys. During the summer, when most grasses are dry and unpalatable, the very nutritious dry Dhok Leaves that fall on the forest floor offer nourishment for Sambar, Chital, and other herbivores.

Birds found in Sariska National Park

The avian world is adequately represented as well, with a diverse and vibrant Birdlife. Peafowl (with the highest population density in India), Grey Partridge, Painted Spurfowl, Bush Quail, and Sand Grouse are among them. Shikra, Short toed snake eagle, Indian eagle-owl, Dusky eagle owl, Brown fish owl, and Paradise flycatcher, Golden oriole. During the summer, vast numbers of Indian pitta migrate. Sariska also has a healthy population of vulture species such as the Indian Vulture (Gyps indicus), Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus), Red-headed Vulture (Sarcogyps calvus), and Cereous Vulture (Aegypius monachus).
Sariska is home to around 345 bird species.

Reptiles found in Sariska National Park

Sariska, a tiger reserve with extraordinarily high biodiversity, is home to not only many animals and birds, but also diverse reptile species. While Cobras and Kraits are the most prevalent poisonous snake species found in the fields and grasslands, the rocky terrain is excellent for Vipers such as the Saw Scaled and Russel’s. Other non-venomous species that can be spotted include the Trinket, Wolf snake, Royal snake, Common Kukri, Checkred Keelback, and Rock Python and Boa. The Bengal Monitor is quite prevalent throughout Sariska, whereas the Spiny Tailed Lizard may be found in desert spots nearby. The Mugger Crocodile, accompanied by Flapshell Turtles, may be spotted seeking food at Karna Ka Bas water body and Siliserh lake inside STR. The Indian Star Tortoise and Leopard Gecko may be found in Sariska’s arid zones.