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Sariska National Park is counted among the best National Parks of India. The entire region was once a famous tiger country, and served as the private hunting ground of the rulers of Alwar. The forest is home to large number of wildlife species, and has a varied topography. It a major highlight of tourism in Rajasthan, and attracts a lot of tourists throughout the year. Good infrastructure including accommodation facilities and convenient transportation has led to the popularity of Sariska as one of the tourist attractions of Rajasthan. Learn more about Sariska in to plan for a remarkable trip to this natural wonder.

Fast Facts

Total Area   800 square kms
Core area   480 square kms
Nearest Town   Alwar
Established   1955
Tiger reserve status   1979
National Park status   1982
Nearest railway station   Alwar � 36 kms
Nearest airport   Jaipur � 110 kms
Best time to Visit   November to March

General information:
This forest was brought under protection in the late 19th century by Maharaja Jai Singh of Alwar. To safeguard the dwindling tiger population, the park was brought under Project Tiger in 1979.

The park and its surroundings have some historic buildings that add up to the stately ambience. These include the Sariska palace, Kankwari fort, and the Neelkanth temples. All these monument are very old, belonging to the medieval ages. The palace has been converted into a luxury hotel.

Wildlife in Sariska:
The rich wildlife in Sariska includes carnivores like tigers, panthers, caracal, hyena, jackal, wild dogs and jungle cats. The herbivores include sambar, chital, nilgai, wild boar, porcupine, hare, and chinkara. The reptiles commonly sighted are crocodiles, a variety of snakes, monitors, and small lizards. A large number of bids are spotted in Sariska. These include grey partridges, quails, woodpeckers, kingfishers, sand grouse, crested serpent eagle, and the great Indian horned owl.

The flora of the park consists chiefly of Dhok, Surwal, Tendu, Goria, and Khair, in addition to bushes and grasslands.

Accommodation, Climate and Clothing:
Accommodation can be found at the forest rest house. The other two options are the Sariska Palace hotel, and the Tiger Den Hotel both located near the park. The best time to visit would be during winters, that is, between November and March. Summers are ideal to spot animals, but the days are extremely hot. Light colored cottons are ideal for summer while winters will need woolens. Boots, sandals, hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen lotions are musts.

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