Sariska National Park

The Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary in Rajasthan is situated only 200 km from Delhi and 107 km from Jaipur. Although larger than Ranthambore, it is less commercialized and has less tigers but a similar topography. The wide range of wildlife here is a wonderful example of ecological adoption and tolerance, for the climate here is variable as well as erratic.

Climate

The park bears a completely different look in the summer months and in the months post-monsoon. It looks extremely dry in the summers and becomes dense and lush green after the monsoons.

Landscape

Sharp cliffs of hills and narrow valleys of the Aravallis dominate the landscape of Sariska, whose forests are dry and deciduous. There aren't many good water bodies present within the park complex. There is a small lake to the left of the main road only a small distance from the entrance, which dries in the summers.

Flora

There is some excellent grassland with water channels passing all over them. The forest area is mostly of the dry deciduous type with Dhok, Khair, Tendu, Ber, Surwal and Goria making up a majority of the vegetation.

Fauna

The Sariska National Park is home to several carnivores including Leopard, Wild Dog, Jungle Cat, Hyena, Jackal, and Tiger. These feed on an abundance of prey species such as Sambar, Chital, 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.

Avifauna

The avian population in the park is also very healthy. During late summer and in the monsoon months, it is possible to find large numbers of peacocks in their dancing postures. Some of the bird species visible in the park are - Peafowl, Red Jungle Fowl, Spur Fowls, White Breasted Kingfishers, Golden Backed Woodpeckers, Great Indian Horned Owls, Quails, Partridges, Sangrouse, Tree Pies, Crested Serpent Eagles, Parakeets, Drongos, Sunbirds and Vultures.

How to Reach

Jaipur is the nearest airport from Sariska at a distance 107-kms.

By Air

The nearest railway station is at Alwar (37-kms).

Buy Train

The nearest railway station is at Alwar (37-kms).

By 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 and Jaipur.