Once the hunting ground of the Maharaja of Alwar, the Sariska National Park is a surprisingly lush wooded valley in the midst of a largely dry and often barren area. In its 800 sq km core area, the park protects much wildlife such as a small number of tigers, various deers, monkeys, peacocks and birds. The park also contains some ancient ruins of Shiva temples and the Kanokwari fort.

The park is open all year round but during the monsoon period travel through the forest may be difficult.

What to see

Mammals: Tiger, Leopard, Caracal, Sloth bear, Rhesus macaque, Common langur, Nilgai, Chinkara, Chausingha, Sambar, Chital, Mongoose, Hyena, Jackal, Fox, Desert hare, Porcupine, Wild boar.

Birds: Red junglefowl, Peafowl, Partridge, Common quail, Chestnut-bellied sandgrouse, Green pigeon, Little green bee eater, Robin, Weaver bird, Tree pie, Black drongo, Common Babbler, Jungle babbler.

Getting There

Air: Nearest airport is at Jaipur (110 km),

Rail: The nearest railhead is at Alwar (36 km).

Road: Sariska is connected by motorable roads to Delhi 181Km and Jaipur 205 Km via Alwar the nearest town,

General information

Area: 500 Sq.Km Temperature varies from 43 Deg.C to 0 Deg.C Rainfall 650 mm.

Excursions