Sariska National Park lies in the Aravalli
hills and is the former hunting preserve of the Maharaja of Alwar.
Sariska itself is a wide valley with two large plateaus and is dotted
with places of historical and religious interest, including the ruins of
the Kankwari Fort, the 10th century Neelkanth temples, the Budha Hanumab
Temple near Pandupol, the Bharthari Temple near the park office, and the
hot and cold springs of Taalvriksh. The large Siliserh Lake is at the
north-eastern corner. The forests are dry deciduous, with trees of Dhak,
Acacia, Ber and Salar. The Tigers of Sariska are largely nocturnal and
are not as easily seen as those of Ranthambhor. The park also has good
populations of Nilgai, Sambar and Chital. In the evenings, Indian
Porcupine, Striped Hyaena, Indian Palm Civet and even Leopard are
sometimes seen. The forests are lush during and immediately following
the monsoon, but during the dry months of February May there is a
shortage of water and in consequence mammals are attracted to water
holes. At this time of year visibility is good because of the sparse
foliage. Sariska is excellent for birdwatching and has an unusually
large population of Indian Peafowl.
Open year round, the best period being November-April, especially
The nearest airport is at Jaipur (115 km 3 hours ) and the nearest
railway station is at Alwar (36 km). The drive from Delhi takes 5-6
Accommodation and facilities :
(Standard Grade Palace hotel)
The grand Sariska Palace, built in
1892 - 1900, near the park office has a large sprawling complex. The
main palace, built by the Maharaja of Alwar as a hunting lodge, has been
converted into a hotel. Sariska Palace is 38 km from Alwar Railway
Station and is located inside the Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary. The
facilities offered include room service, hot and cold running water,
swimming pool, health club, Ayurvedic treatment, Money changing. Each
room is richly furnished with original Louis Quartzes and art deco
furniture and has private bathroom with bath and/or shower and toilet.
Nearby is Tiger’s Den, a tourist bungalow run by the Rajasthan
government RTDC & a private budget property called Tiger Heavens. There
are good roads within the park and some watch towers. Safaris are by
4-wheel drive motor vehicles.
||Common Palm Civet
||Small Indian Mongoose
||Small Indian Civet
|Indian Grey Mongoose
||Northern Palm Squirrel
Sariska Weekend Getaway
Duration : 2 Nights / 3 Days
Destinations Covered : Delhi - Sariska -
Day - 1 -- » Delhi - Sariska National Park
Depart from Delhi to Sariska ( 235-kms; 6 hrs). Upon arrival, check-in
to your hotel or resort. Overnight at the hotel in Sariska.
Day - 2 -- » Sariska National Park
Enjoy your morning and afternoon jeep-safaris in the Sariska national
park. Overnight at the hotel in Sariska.
Day - 3 -- » Sariska - Delhi / Jaipur / Onward
Depart from Sariska to Delhi / Jaipur. Upon arrival you will be
transferred to a nearby airport hotel and later on for your onward
Wild Rajasthan Tour
Duration: 6 Nights / 7 Days
Day - 1 -- »
Arrive in Delhi. On arrival transfer to Hoteland spend overnight at the
Day - 2 -- »
Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Delhi visiting Jama Masjid, Red Fort, Ghandi
Samadi, India Gate, Humayun Tomb, Bhai Temple, Qutab Minar and driving
past President's House. Stay overnight at Hotel.
Day - 3 -- »
Drive to Sariska. On arrival in Sariska, check-in at a Hotel. Have an
evening visit to the Park. Stay overnight at Hotel.
Day - 4 -- »
Early morning visit to the Park. Afternoon drive to Ranthambore; on
arrival in Ranthambor check in at Hotel. Stay overnight at Hotel.
Day - 5 -- »
Morning visit to the Park. Spend afternoon at leisure. In the evening
visit the Ranthambore Park. Stay overnight at Hotel.
Day - 6 -- »
Drive to Bharatpur. On arrival check-in at a Hotel. Spend evening Bird
watching at Bharatpur by Cycle rickshaw or on a boat cruise. Stay
overnight at Hotel.
Day - 7 -- »
Early morning Bird watching by Cycle Rickshaw or boat, thereafter drive
back to Delhi. On arrival in Delhi, transfer to the airport for flight
for the onwards journey.