Sariska Tiger Reserve

title picSariska Tiger Reserve is a national park which lies in the Alwar district of Rajasthan state of India.  In the pre-independence period the forests within the Reserve were maintained as a hunting reserve area for the royalty of the former Alwar State. After independence, it got the status of wildlife reserve in the year 1955 when it became unlawful to hunt, shoot, net, trap, snare, capture or kill any kind of wild animals. It was promoted to a Sanctuary in 1958 and finally became a Tiger reserve in the year 1978 making it a part of India’s Project Tiger scheme.

It is now a prime tiger country. The present area of the Reserve is 866kms which is divided into dry deciduous forests, steep cliffs, grasslands and rocky landscape. The two main types of forest present are tropical dry deciduous forest and tropical thorn forest.



approaching tiger

The main species of flora here are the Dhok (Anogeissues pendula) trees which cover nearly 90 percent area of the forest. The other types of trees are Kattha (Acacia Catechu) and Bamboo which are common in the valleys. Dhak (Butea monosperma) and Ber (Zizyphus spp) are also found in the valleys. Salar (Boswellia serreta) and Gol ( Lannea coromandelica) grow at rocky patches. Besides there, some other notable trees are Arjun (Terminalia arjuna), Gugal (Commiphora wightii), Kadaya (Sterculia urens) and Bargad (Ficus benghalensis). Shrubs such as Kair (Capparis deciduas), Adusta (Adhatoda vesica) and Jhar ber (Ziziphus nummularis) are plentiful.

close-up pic of a tiger

A variety of other wild animals like leopard, jungle cat, caracal, striped hyena, golden jackal, chital, sambhar, blue bull, chinkara, wild boar, hare and langur are found here apart from the tiger. The Sariska National Park is home to India’s largest population of peafowl, harbours quail, sand grouse, golden-backed woodpeckers and crested serpent eagles along with many other species of birds. Moreover, the Siliserh lake on the edge of the park has a large number of replies including crocodiles.

standing tiger





sambhar herd

The reserve also houses several places of historical importance. The ancient Kankwari Fort is situated in the middle of the Reserve. It was originally built by Jai Singh II. The Mughal emperor Aurangzeb briefly imprisoned his brother, Dara Shikoh, here in the struggle for succession of the throne. There’s also a famous temple of Lord Hanuman which is situated at Pandupol which was believed to be one of the retreats of the Pandavas. Archaelogical treasures, Nilkanth and Garh Rajor of 9th and 10th century are ruins of Shiva and Jain temples, contemporary of the world famous Khajuraho. Nilkanth temples were built by the Bargujars.


sariska palace

Whether you love wildlife watching, visiting medieval palaces, enjoying the exciting jeep safaris or just go shopping in the surrounding areas, Sariska Tiger Reserve will offer you all this and much more.

tiger safari

61 comments to Sariska Tiger Reserve

  • V Raghavan

    In these days of depleting tiger population, Sariska is one place where you are sure to spot a tiger. My experience with some other wild life reserves is that you almost never spot one in your jeep safari.

  • poongodi ganesan

    nice place to visit

  • sandeep

    this is really enchanting. seeing a tiger in a photograph is great, i wonder what will be the feeling when we seeitlive.

  • sathush

    that was ablolutly good
    i like tigers

  • Ramaswamy

    You have been consistently sending nice ons Priya. Thanks
    Nice one to see

  • Ramaswamy

    Nice Priya to see keep it up

  • Sayed Nabi

    very attractive and beuatiful
    i liked that

  • Sayed Nabi

    i wish i could be there i like the place like this
    but i have some problems can,t go there but i wish to go
    too nice place

  • kamni sharma

    Public ko koi dar nahi hota jab in front of tiger. I think it was very dangerous seen.

  • k p subramanian

    tks for infmn shall visit this place soon.

  • S.M.Bhave

    Please let me know full details of the sariska forest, I mean which is the best season to visit that place and to whom we should contact for reservation of the place

  • balu


  • N.A.Khan

    Thanks for such a informative material. Good service to India as well the whole world.



  • rajender singh rekhi

    very good .. nice area..

  • Uncle & Aunty (Butterworth)

    Thanks Priya for the nice attachments……Keep up the good work. A big kiss for Rophika & regards to Rajan…..Hope you & the family are well.
    We miss all of you – God bless you.


    We had recently visited the Sariska , couldn’t see the Tiger but a nice place to visit.Be ready for the Roads , which are not in good shape may be due to the Supreme court orders.



  • Karunesh

    Save the Tigers….They are our nations big pride.

  • bhatti sunil

    greatest of the wildlife places…have beem there a number of times..amust visit place…

  • angad mane

    nice photo………….awesome

  • naresh


  • G. Shyam

    Are all these images from Sariska?
    And what is the current count of Tigers in Sariska?

  • dekonda naresh

    very good forest place.

  • Ram Kardam

    dear it’s total waste of time & money.

  • Suresh Mehta

    You have taken a good effort to collect & publish the information.
    It will be better, if you can deliver more information like:
    1) Which is near by city, which is linked with high way?
    2) Which is convenient season to visit?
    3) Advice for moderate accommodation.
    4) Timings to visit the forest.
    -Suresh Mehta

  • sekar

    Good very amassing photograps

  • k.s.Rajini

    Iam very happy today

  • safaa

    waaaaaaaaaaaaaaw so wondrful

  • Sumeet Nagpal

    best time to visit is just after the monsoons……
    and currently there are 5 tigers in sariska

  • Sumeet Nagpal

    timings are in the morning 6 to 10
    or in the evening 3 to 7

  • Sumeet Nagpal

    better to go in the morning shift….less probability of seeing a tiger in evening….
    the safari takes 3 hours

  • shankardas

    pzl wallpaper dally…….

  • bill buffate

    Thank God,! it’s beautiful seen. Thanks for information.

  • sanjay

    so beautiful but better to go in the night

  • Suresh Koppikar

    A good way to give really correct and useful information about the endangered species. Keep it up.

    SB Koppikar

  • sarwansharma

    wooooooooooooow is wallpaper v. nice spc.fort in tiger

  • GinoVasile

    A wonderful initiative to protect these animals, they are truly beautiful creatures and should be allowed to live within their natural habitat for all of our future generations to enjoy, well done and thank you for your posting of the event.

  • noorali

    very good poj for 5 tigers

  • NKR

    Nice article. Thanks for contribution.

  • chandrasekar.v

    pride of india ,proud of our tigers!

  • raajkummar

    Nice photography.Let us save nature & animals.

  • G N Havaldar

    Beautiful ABHAYARANYA.
    A nice place to visit.

  • dhiraj

    Kuch nahi, ye saaare pics churakar, assemble karke bhejte hai. Thanks to original photographer

  • S.Natarajan

    Generally tiger is told to be a fierce beast than other beasts. I wonder how the people in jeep go nearer to tiger because this is a dangerous and vulnerable one.

  • Dr.Irfan

    Good moove for Animal Saveing.Good Jungle life

  • sundar

    good & nice too

  • Ravindar

    hai…thanksgiving for your information.very good job keep it up.

  • V.Shantharam

    Wonderful shots. Keep it up.

  • Satish Mulavekar

    Last year I read about Sariska, there are no any Tiger, is it true?

  • rekha

    sooooooooooo beautifull……i love my india

  • Dalvi Shrinivas

    superb place,every wild lover must visit

  • Holyland Global Holidays & Tours

    Very Good Journey

  • Holyland Global Holidays & Tours

    It was a very good so I have very much pleasure to advice you to visit .

  • Anwaar Raabani Sheikh

    In the light of recent agreement between India n Pakistan to promote GOOD WILL and to strengthen the sense of peace for peace loving people of the two nations>>>It is expected that tourism and visiting of beautiful places will enchant people(peace-lovers and with clean heart)

  • Anwaar Raabani Sheikh

    Wishing for the days to visit beautiful/nice place in India…Aman ki Asha

  • Muhammad Ashraf

    Thanks for sending useful information about our neighbor India

  • gagan

    its so good i will come soon here

  • SK Gupta

    Excellent inputs. will be handy to any one planning visiting Sariska Reserve. Keep it up.

  • rani

    too good all picture

  • n.kumara

    One of the great wildlife place in India, we must visit in lifetime once, amazing photographs and nice attachments, thanks&regards to Priya and her friends, god bless you &your friends

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