Sariska Tiger Reserve & National Park

Eastern Rajasthan

The Sariska Tiger Reserve and National Park covers 866 sq km (including a core area of 498 sq km). Private car access, as opposed to the gypsy and canter safari vehicles, is only allowed on Tuesday and Saturday to visit the Hanuman Temple. Tickets and vehicle bookings can be made online.

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Nearby Eastern Rajasthan attractions

1. Kankwari Fort

3.99 MILES

Deep inside the sanctuary, this imposing small jungle fort, 22km from Sariska, offers amazing views over the plains of the national park, dotted with red…

2. Hanuman Temple

6.42 MILES

This small Hanuman temple, deep in the park, has a recumbent idol, adapted from a rock, which is painted orange and shaded by silver parasols. People give…

3. Neelkantheshwar Temple

9.87 MILES

Around 35km from Sariska is an 8th-century temple complex, up a dramatically winding road that allows fantastic views. It sits on a small plateau ringed…

4. Cenotaph of Maharaja Bakhtawar Singh

18.22 MILES

This double-storey edifice, resting on a platform of sandstone, was built in 1815 by Maharaja Vinay Singh, in memory of his father. To gain access to the…

5. City Palace

18.3 MILES

Under the gaze of Bala Quila fort sprawls the colourful and convoluted City Palace complex, with massive gates and a tank reflecting a symmetrical series…

6. Alwar Museum

18.3 MILES

Hidden within the City Palace is the excellent Alwar Museum. Its eclectic exhibits evoke the extravagance of the lifestyle of the maharajas: stunning…

7. Bala Quila

18.62 MILES

This imposing fort stands 300m above Alwar, its fortifications hugging the steep hills that line the eastern edge of the city. Predating the time of…

8. Bhangarh

20.8 MILES

Around 55km south from Sariska, beyond the inner park sanctuary and out in open countryside, is this deserted, well-preserved and notoriously haunted city…