Sariska Tiger Reserve

Sariska Tiger Reserve

Sariska Tiger Reserve (STR) is nestled in the quaint surroundings of the hills of the Aravallis. This thickly – wooded area throbs with wildlife. It is a marvel of ecological adaptation and endurance. It is not only a delight for wildlife lovers, but also for the enthusiast of heritage and archeology. The total area of the Tiger Reserve is 1203 km2, of which 881 km2 is notified as core area.

The tiger reserve features dry, open deciduous forests sprawling over a vast tract of hills and valleys, with lovely springs cascading through them. It has numerous valuable sites of geological and historical interest and above all, a rich, varied and fauna consisting of the tiger, leopard, hyena, jungle cat, sambar, chital, nilgai, chausingha, jackal, wild baord, wild dog, langurs and rhesus monkeys. The avifauna varies from shrike, parakeet, partridge, crested serpent eagle, red spurfowls and quail to sandgrouse, dove, vulture, owl, treeple and golden – backed woodpecker, Babbler & bulbul. Vehicle can be hired at sariska ticket window for forest safari. The Sanctuary houses ruined temples, forts, pavilions and a palace. The 9th and 10th century ruins of Shiva Temple are contemporary of the Khajuraho archaeology and a single piece stone statue of Jain Tirthankara is unique. The mediaeval history of the Matsya region is preserved in the fort of Kankwari, Rajgarh, Tehla and Thanagazi, whereas the Sariska palace is relics of the splendour of the rule of Alwar Maharajas. All these areas provide a visually ecstatic view of the forest area.

 Park Timing are: Oct. 6:30 AM – 10:00 AM and 2:30 PM to 6:00 PM | Nov – Jan 7:00 AM – 10:30 AM & 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM | Feb – March 6:30 AM – 10:00 AM & 2:30 PM – 6:00 PM | April – 15 May 6:00 AM – 9:30 AM & 3:00 PM – 6:30 PM | May – June 6:00 AM – 9:30 AM & 3:30 PM – 7:00 PM (Wednesday closed) Safari Booking can be done through sso.rajasthan.gov.in 

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