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
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,
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 hours.
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
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 journey.
Duration: 6 Nights / 7 Days
Day - 1 -- »
Arrive in Delhi. On arrival transfer to Hoteland
spend overnight at the hotel.
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
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
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.