Enclosed within the dramatic, shadowy folds of the Aravalli Hills, the Sariska Tiger Reserve & National Park is a tangle of remnant semideciduous jungle and craggy canyons sheltering streams and lush greenery. It covers 866 sq km (including a core area of 498 sq km), and is home to peacocks, monkeys, majestic sambars, nilgai, chital, wild boars and jackals.
In 2018 there were 17 tigers roaming the reserve, including five newborn cubs. Poaching, however, by local villagers is an ongoing problem. Although you may not spot a tiger in Sariska, it is still a fascinating wildlife-filled sanctuary. The best time to see wildlife is November to March, and you’ll see most activity in the evening. The park is closed to safaris from 1 July to 30 September, though still open for temple pilgrimages.