Monday, 3 November 2014

Trip to Sariska - Finally reached Sariska Tiger Reserve

Finally we reached Sariska Tiger Reserve at 2.30pm (after visiting Bhangarh Fort). The price is Rs. 635/- per person which includes Jungle Safari & entry to National Park.

Initially we were very excited as we were anticipating different wild animals (specially Tiger :P), however we have seen only few, which includes three from deer family - Cheetals, Nelgai & Swamp Deer. Other species includes - wild boar and peacocks. That's it.

Reality Check - The Sariska National Park is full of deers. You can find Cheetals, Nelgai and Swamp Deers everywhere. Other than that, you will mostly spot number of peacocks. It's very rare that you will find Tiger or any major species like Leopard, Bear, Cheeta etc which one can expect in Jungle. We also met with other groups who were also taking a ride on jungle Safari. We asked them what they have seen and response was - Cheetals and we were not surprised at all because we have also seen the same. 

Jungle Safari - 
Don't do in Afternoon/Evening
I won't recommend for Jungle Safari in evening. However, you can go for early morning Jungle Safari to see if the park offers wide variety of wild animals. Important to mention about staff at Sariska National Park. Since they knew that people are complaining about not seeing anything major than Cheetals, they tried to hoodwink us by saying that they have got the information from control room that a male & female tiger are roaming in nearby region. Initially we felt excited as we were waiting for the king of jungle to arrive, but soon we realized it was trick of the staff to show that this place host variety of wild species.

Take Jeep instead of cantor - Because Cantor make lot of noise, so even the outside chance of seeing some species will go in vain. Hire a jeep which makes less noise.

Pandupol Temple - Must Visit
Yes, one place which you can visit in this National Park is - Pandupol Hanuman Temple. Must visit place. This temple is right there at the end of the jungle (at an isolated place), but its very well maintained with proper construction. We were told that on Tuesday and Saturday, private vehicles are allowed to enter in the park. So, remember - if you have the time & want to save the cost, you can visit this place on Tuesday & Saturday on your own car.

My rating - not so exciting because of less variety of wild animals.

Pandupol Hanuman Temple - A must visit place in Sariska National Park

End of a memorable trip to Sariska


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Ananya. The last post which you mentioned in your blog "touching the feet" was great.

  2. thanks for these awesome pics! I have been to this place many yrs back for a 'savamani' pooja at this very temple. The sariska trip was awesome too!


  3. Where exactly is Sariska Tiger Reserve ?

    1. The Sariska Tiger Reserve is located in the Alwar district of Rajasthan. The park is situated 107 km from Jaipur and 200 km from Delhi. Hope this information helps.

  4. Vishal i love the Sariska Tiger Reserve. You right with your post, love this trip and this jungle is very good to spot tiger..