From jungle safaris to ancient temples, Sariska has it all. Situated across 866 sq km this National Park is home to a variety of wild animals in the midst of stunning scenery. Located within the soft folds of the Aravalli Hills, a jungle safari will help you spot the rare Indian Eagle-Owl, peacock, sambhar, nilgai, jackal, wild boars, monkey, leopard and the majestic tiger.
As of August 2018, Sariska Tiger Reserve is home to four tigers, eight tigresses and two cubs. It is the first tiger reserve in the world to have successfully completed a tiger relocation scheme. 36kms from Alwar, this reserve is the perfect destination for nature lovers. The wildlife viewing experience is phenomenal and November to March is the best time to visit this protected natural abode.
If you have time to spare, make the trip to Kankwari Fort situated deep within the Sariska National Park. The fort offers panoramic views of red mud village houses across the jungle. Historically, Kankwari Fort is where Emperor Aurangzeb imprisoned Shah Jahan’s heir to the Mughal throne, before having him executed.
Make sure you sign up for a long tour if you really want to explore Sariska in all its natural beauty. The best way to explore this park is in a jeep or canter. Travellers can book a seat at the Forest Reception Office at the entrance of the park. Guides are mandatory and charge up to INR 300 for a 3-hour trip.
When it comes to wildlife places to visit in Alwar, the Sariska Tiger Reserve is as good as Ranthambore.