Location : 37 kms. from
Nearest Access : Alwar (37
Main Wildlife Found :
Tigers, Leopards, Wild Dogs
Coverage Area :
About Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary
Sharp cliffs of
hills and narrow valleys of the
Aravallis dominate the landscape of
Sariska, whose forests are dry and
deciduous. Within the Sariska wildlife
sanctuary there are the ruins of
medieval temples of Garh-Rajor,
belonging to the 10th and 11th
A 17th century
castle on a sharp hilltop at Kankwari,
provides a panoramic view of flying
Egyptian vultures and eagles. The area
was declared a sanctuary in 1955 and
became a National Park in 1979.
Major Wildlife Attractions
The Sariska park is home to numerous
carnivores including Leopard, Wild Dog,
Jungle Cat, Hyena, Jackal, and Tiger.
These feed on an abundance of prey
species such as Sambar, Chitel, Nilgai,
Chausingha, Wild Boar and Langur.
Sariska is also well known for its large
population of Rhesus Monkeys, which are
found in large numbers around Talvriksh.
The avian world is also well represented
with a rich and varied birdlife. These
include Peafowl, Grey Partridge, Bush
Quail, Sand Grouse, Tree Pie, Golden
backed Wood Pecker, Crested Serpent
Eagle and the Great Indian Horned Owl.
The Kankwari Fort : Among the
historic landmarks located within the
Sariska national park, includes the
Kankwari For, where, Emperor Aurangzeb
once imprisoned his brother, Dara Shikoh.
The Ancient Shiva Temples :
Within the area of the Sariska tiger
sanctuary, Neelkanth temples, that dates
back to the 6th-13th century AD, now in
ruins, afford a wonderful sight to the
The Palace : Sariska was known as
the royal reserve of the rulers of Alwar.
This palace built by the Maharajas of
Alwar, has now been converted into a
Best Time to Visit Sariska
Visitors can visit Sariska wildlife
sanctuary throughout the tear, still the
beast period is during the months of
October to June.
How to Get there
Air : Jaipur is the nearest airport
from Sariska at a distance 107 kms.
Rail : The nearest railway station is at
Alwar (37 kms.).
Road : Sariska wildlife sanctuary is
situated off the Delhi-Alwar-Jaipur
Road. Jaipur is located at a distance of
107 kms. and Delhi at 200 kms. from
Sariska. Sariska is well connected with
Alwar, which is further directly
connected with bus services from Delhi
General Info / Tips
Jeep Safari : The best way to visit
the Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary is by
jeep and these can be arranged at the
Forest Reception Office on Jaipur Road.
Booking a `hide', overlooking one of the
water holes, can provide an excellent
opportunity for wildlife viewing and
wildlife photography within the Sariska