The Sariska Safari Booking has gained a lot of prominence in the last few years. As it is located in the lap of Aravali Hills, its abundant beauty and flora and fauna have made Sariska National Park extremely popular amongst tourists. The national park covers an area of 800 square kilometers. It covers grasslands, forests, cliffs, hills, and rocky landscapes. The national park is now called Sariska Tiger Reserve owing to the increase in tiger population. This reserve is also known for housing the majestic Royal Bengal Tigers. And it was declared a national park in 1982.
The has been a steady increase in the tiger population every year which has increased the chances of tiger sightings in Sariska National Park. This has simultaneously increased the Sariska Safari Booking. On average, 60-70% of visitors happen to see a tiger on their visit to Sariska National Park. Higher chances of seeing a tiger are in summers than in winters.
There are 2 modes of safari in Sariska National Park for people doing the Sariska Safari Booking. The Jeep Safari and the Canter Safari. For jeep safari, the 4 by 4 Maruti Suzuki gypsy is available which can accommodate 6 tourists. This will also include the driver and guide. For the canter, an open minibus is available, that can accommodate 20 visitors excluding the driver and guide.
Visitors looking forwards to the Sariska Safari Booking need to do the following:
Jeep safari is available for Indians at Rs 1600 per passenger and 9000 full gypsy. Foreigners need to pay Rs 2700 per passenger and 16000 full gypsy. The timings are 06:00 AM – 09:30 AM in the morning. In the evening, it functions from 03:30 PM – 07:00 PM.
The Canter safari charges Rs. 1200 per passenger for an Indian and Rs. 2200 per passenger for a foreigner. In the morning it functions from 6:30 AM – 10.00 AM. In the evening, it functions from 2:30 PM – 6:00 PM.
The Sariska Safari Booking tourists should know that Sariska Tiger Reserve has two gates: Sariska gate and Telha gate. The Sariska gate gives access to zone 1, zone 2, and zone 3. The Tehla gate gives access to zone 4. Compared to the Sariska gate, the Tehla gate is more popular. Therefore the Sariska gate is the most preferred by tourists.
Zone 1 offers tourists the opportunity to visit the further territories of Sariska. The tourists can avail the option to choose from either a jeep or canter safari to explore this zone and explore the Sariska National Park.
Zone 2 is a little less popular amongst the core zones. However, there are significant chances of viewing animals in this zone.
Zone 3 is also a popular zone like zone 1 owing to the wildlife it houses. Tourists and naturalists mostly recommend this zone to wildlife lovers.
Zone 4 is the least popular zone among all the zones of Sariska National Park. Data states that wildlife sighting is very low in this zone.
The flora and fauna at the Sariska National Park are exquisite. Tourists who are doing the Sariska Safari Booking will find wild animals like nilgai, tigers, leopard, hyena, rhesus macaques, caracals, jungle cats, ratel, sambar deer, spotted deer, langur, four-horned antelope, wild pig, Indian civet, Rufous-tailed hare, common mongoose, ruddy mongoose, palm civet, porcupine, pangolin, etc. It also has ample bird species. It also consists of scrub thorn arid forests and varied grasses, and semi-deciduous wood. Trees like tendu, dhok, and khair will also be found in the forests.
Jaipur Airport is the nearest airport to Sariska National Park at a distance of 122 km. Direct buses and taxis are also available to where the park is located. The nearest railway station is at Alwar which is 37 km from the Sariska National Park. This railway station is well connected to all the major cities. Road connectivity is always great so a car trip is also a great mode.
Q. How many tigers are there in Sariska National Park?
A. As per reports there are 20 tigers in the Sariska National Park.
Q. Are personal vehicles allowed in Sariska?
A. Personal vehicles are only allowed on Saturdays and Tuesdays. It is allowed till the Hanuman Temple. Personal vehicles won’t be allowed as safaris.