Sariska National Park is in Alwar city of Rajasthan and is one of the most explored national parks in India. It is located around 107 kms away from Jaipur which covers an unfathomable span of 800 sq. kms and is overseen by the Government of Rajasthan. The national park is partitioned into segments of fields, rough scenes, steep precipices, and deciduous forests. The Sariska encircles the Siliserh Lake and the Jai Samand Lake which are home to various water snakes, crocodiles, and different creatures of land and water. Despite the fact that there are very few tourist places around Sariska, the wildlife reserve serves as the untainted getaway for the tourists looking for peacefulness and endless spans of a wide variety of vegetation in Jaipur.
In this article, we have specifically emphases on the key points on which your safari at Sariska shall be based. This tiger safari guide includes the history of Sariska, types of safaris, safari timings, the best time to visit, and how to reach Sariska. All of these shall help you in organizing a wildlife trip to Alwar Tour Package from Jaipur.
Everything About Sariska Tiger Safari
History of Sariska
Engulfed by the Aravallis, the forest of Sariksa has been of special significance in the Mahabharata. According to this epic, this is where Pandavas spends their last year of banishment. It was also heard that the great Bhima was defeated by Lord Hanuman. As a testimony, there is a holy shrine dedicated to Lord Hanuman here. Since then, Sariksa has drawn the attention of several rulers and Maharaja Jai Singh II had built a fort here, the Kankwari Fort. The jungles of Sariska also served as the hunting ground of the Maharaja of Alwar till hunting was banned.
Types of Safaris at Sariska National Park
The easiest way to explore Sariska National Park is on a jeep safari which can take a 3 hr expedition with experienced safari guides. It can take at least 6 people at a time and is ideal for exploring the vast expanse of the park. Enjoy amazing views of the majestic wildlife that inhabits Sariska’s dense green forests.
Another way to discover the forests of Sariska is Canter Safari, which is often done in open vans called canters. The best way to access the different zones of the park is canter safari which is most suitable for large groups. This type of safari vehicle can accommodate 20 people at a time and can cover all the 4 zones of the park.
In Winters –
Safari takes place in two slots, morning and evening. The winter timings of safari for both the slots are –
- Morning safari – 6:30 am to 10:30 am
- Evening safari – 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
In Summers –
The safari during the summer season also takes place in two slots, i.e, Morning and Evening. The summer timings for safari are –
- Morning safari – 6:00 am to 10:00 am
- Evening safari – 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Best time to visit Sariska
The best time to visit Sariska National Park is from October and remains till June. Besides this, the national park is closed from July to September for visitors. Though, if you want to go for the wildlife photography tour, the park is accessible all throughout the year. One can do the same by booking a “hide” in one of the water holes, which gives an awesome chance to witness the rich wildlife of Sariska.
How to reach Sariska?
By Air – The closest airport to Sariska National Park is Jaipur Airport which is around 122 kilometers away from the park and can be covered by road or rail. There are direct buses and taxis available from Jaipur airport to Alwar Taxi to take a comfortable drive to Sariska.
By Train – The nearest railhead is the Alwar Railway Station is located at a distance of 37 kilometers from the park. This is directly connected to several major cities of India, such as Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, and more.
By Road – Sariska National Park is directly connected by road and there are several bus and taxi services in Jaipur. Both government and private buses are connected to the city.
So, now that you are familiar with the essentials of your safari trip to Sariska, gear up for your adrenaline-pumping adventure. Check out the best suitable Rajasthan Wildlife Tour or personalize a tour according to your preference with a Rajasthan cab and book a trip to Sariska right away.